3938 N Sheridan Rd
With the smell of cookies baking, comfortable chairs and board games, this Wrigleyville place has a homey feel. It’s also a bit bohemian; you never know when a musician might be performing, either on acoustic guitar or at the upright piano. During the summer an artist might be seen finishing a watercolor from his spot at the sidewalk cafe. A block south of the Sheridan Road elevated train stop, Emerald City offers baked goods made daily on the premises.
2630 N Milwaukee Ave
Uncharted Books sells used literature and nonfiction, from vintage to almost new. They encourage browsing, loitering, chit-chatting, socializing, drinking, eating, writing, working, hanging out, and staying in.