2444 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL
Every time I went to Galway Arms on Sunday nights for my weekly fix of live traditional Irish music, I would see Noble Tree Coffee and Tea next door and rue the fact that they weren't open. When I finally got a day off work and was hanging out in Lincoln Park, Ashley and I decided to stop in. And that's how this delightful café made its way into my Top Five Chicago coffee shops.
Noble Tree features some of the best caffee in the city and boasts three floors of some of the best atmosphere you'd ever want to spend your time in, whether you're there to study, conduct some business, or just to hang out with a few friends. I'm becoming more and more a fan of cafes with great atmosphere—especially after visiting Noble Tree. If I lived in Lincoln Park, there'd be a good chance that I would spend just about all of my free time there.
And the baristas there (one of whom I actually met once before at Kickstand Espresso Bar) really know what they're doing. The traditional cappuccino I ordered was made to perfection and, yes—they do have some serious pie.