Instagram perfect cafes for any social media feed

Let’s be honest: We want to grab our morning coffee from a place that not only tastes delicious but has a matching interior for gorgeous Instagram shots and TikToks. Chicago’s north side is dripping with aesthetic cafes to feed both you and your camera. Here are just some of our favorites:

Casual European Vibes

“Are you happy to be in Paris?” Live out your afternoon daydream of enjoying macarons on the French Riviera while never leaving Chicago. Maison Marcel is a cafe and bakery that will transport your taste buds to the famous French cuisine we all long for. Maison Marcel offers brunch and a full bar..

Chill Boho Vibes

Grab your morning brews and give your bicycle a tune-up. Yes – you can do both at Heritage Bicycles & Coffee's Lincoln Ave. location (there are seven cafes total!).  Heritage is laid-back, calm, and filled with men with man-buns. It’s so relaxing that even Trevor Noah stopped in while filming the Daily Show in Chicago! If you’re visiting in the summer, you can enjoy their picnic table patio complete with Airstream and rotating murals.

Sophisticated Big-City Vibes

Venteux Brasserie, Cafe & Oyster Bar is one of Chicago’s newest cafes and restaurants. Venteux Cafe sits on the famous Michigan Ave, in the heart of the Chicago Loop. Inspired by Southern France, the romantic cafe boasts a magical interior of antiques, oversized brass lights, and 40-ft windows. Enjoy the separate cafe during the day, and come back for dinner at the elegant Oyster Bar.

Girls Day Vibes

Load up on carbs before a beach day at Wake ‘n Bacon. Located a brief walk from Chicago’s stunning Lake Michigan shorefront, Wake ‘n Bacon has stolen the hearts of locals with its dramatic decor. Enjoy sipping on your lavender cold brew under a beautiful hanging garden. The cafe offers unique items to match their interior like chia pudding with fruity pebbles, or add CBD to your morning cocktail!

Classy & Elegant Vibes

If you’re looking for a touch of luxury, 3 Arts Club Cafe is the place for rosé and horderves. You’ll enjoy the lavish dining area under a glass and steel atrium, surrounded by olive trees and a striking fountain. The space used to be home to a woman’s school of drama and music, and now hosts the cafe as well as a 70,000 square foot gallery.

About the Author:

Cait Kontalis

Cait is a Chicago-based Greek-American but spends most of her year floating around the globe. She holds a B.A. in Communications and a M.A. in Nonprofit Management. Her favorite destinations include visiting her homeland in Greece, the Black Hills of South Dakota, and wherever her partner is stationed abroad. Cait is also a powderhound, taking to ski slopes in the Rocky Mountains and throughout the country.