September 29th is #NationalCoffeeDay, and we're itching for a piping hot cup of the good stuff. Whether you like to keep it basic with a PSL (no hate, they're delicious) or get a little spicy with chai, there's nothing better than bringing your pup along with you. Even better, the Windy City offers a plethora of cafes that serve breakfast or brunch and welcome dogs of all shapes and sizes. We're breaking down our favorite pet-friendly coffee shops and spots in Chicago - ready for a sip?
With their "cocktail approach to coffee", this Near West Side café offers fanciful creations and delicious food options. Best of all, they have a delightful outdoor patio that is totally dog-friendly! Or if it suits your fancy, grab a drink to go and get in some extra steps with your pup.
2. Pilot Project Brewing
This Logan Square brewery/tasting room/café offers customers a wide range of either coffee or beer. Pilot also has a plethora of outdoor seating options for pet parents. Reviewers rave about this dog-friendly space so you better secure your spot before the rush.
With locations all around the city, Colectivo is a favorite for its comfortable vibe and extensive menu. Better yet, their Logan Square spot features a pup-friendly patio with a fireplace, for when those Fall days get a little shorter and colder. Don't forget to ask about their all-new pup cups!
4. Milk & Honey Café
If you're searching for a more substantial brunch menu with your cup of Joe, look no further than this West Town eatery. Their large patio accommodates dogs of all shapes and sizes and is even adjacent to a dog park for a post-breakfast workout.
5. Metric Coffee
Fulton Market pet parents - this pick is for you! Metric is beloved by coffee connoisseurs and newbies alike. Their patio is a bit smaller than the other features on this list, but it still boasts the best dog-friendly vibe. Bonus points for their independently run donut shop that will have you coming back for seconds.
6. Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits
If you live in Chicago, chances are someone you know has raved about this Logan Square institution. Their mouthwatering slices and sammies always hit the spot, and they have a back patio that welcomes all pups. PS - it's BYOB, so don't forget the mimosas!
7. Portage Grounds Coffee & Tea
If you're seeking a spot slightly outside the city, Portage Grounds Coffee & Tea offers delicious drinks and dog-friendly seating. Their Portage Park location has a dog bowl for thirsty pups as well as treats waiting for their furry customers.
8. Edie's All-Day Café
There's nothing better than an all-day breakfast spot - and Edie's certainly delivers. Known for being extremely dog friendly, many customers grab a bite and coffee simply to pet (and people) watch. If you're in the Loop, don't miss this tasty eatery.
9. Drink Happy Thoughts
Instagrammable. Delicious. Dog-friendly. Uptown's Drink Happy Thoughts has it all! Not only are their caffeinated creations served in the most adorable honey containers, but they have a small outdoor seating section that welcomes pets.
10. Elevate Coffee
Dogs will feel right at home in thisBoystown café. We love that there are treats conveniently waiting by the door for any passing pooches. Inside, their coffees and sandwiches are ready and waiting for pet parents to grab a bite.
11. Hexe Coffee Co.
Rounding out our list is a stunning Roscoe Village spot. Their patio is dog-friendly and beautifully lit, and they're open all day for whenever your cravings hit. Are cocktails are more your cup of tea? Customers can choose from several on their alcoholic menu and enjoy a sip while you and your dog relax outdoors.
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Lizz Caputo is a Content Strategist at Figo, animal enthusiast, and owner of a rescued senior American Bully. Her hobbies include checking out new restaurants in her area, boxing, and petting dogs of all shapes and sizes.