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One of the most culturally diverse areas in Chicago, Andersonville and neighboring Edgewater are popular for their plethora of locally-owned establishments and residents who fervently support a buy-local, multicultural, and LGBT-friendly ethos.
Graceful brownstones and proximity to Lake Michigan make the neighborhoods a huge draw for educated young couples and post-grads, gay and straight alike.
While the main drag of Clark Street in Andersonville still retains remnants of its Scandinavian roots – out in full force during the annual Midsommarfest street festival – nowadays the Swedish bakeries stand side-by-side with eco-boutiques, local galleries, and unique home décor shops.
The intellectually proud locals have shunned national chains, an attitude that extends to the booming restaurant scene as well, where trendy upstarts and moderately-priced candlelit bistros attract dedicated foodies from all over the city.
After dining, many patrons stick around for a drink at the jovial gastro-pubs, hipster wine bars, and classic dives in the area.
As comfortable as a crossword puzzle over Sunday brunch (also a good bet here!), Andersonville and Edgewater guarantee that visitors will shop, eat, and drink well.
Coffeeshop / Café
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5628 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60660
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5148 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640