“Hi, I’d like one puppuccino for here, please.”
Mornings can be ruff, but they’re not so bad when you can have your #1 best bud and favorite a.m. pick-me-up all in one place. Here are our favorite dog-friendly Chicago spots for a cup of coffee and a little *pet-working.*
Instant darling Sleeping Village is developing quite a following for its evening headliners, but we think the opening act’s even better! We’re thrilled that they serve up coffee and cozy vibes during the day. They’re dog-friendly inside until around 7 p.m. and offer an ideal spot to get a little work done (or discuss pawlitics. Whatever). Pro-tip: after you’re good and caffeinated, head down Milwaukee to dog-friendly Record Breakers.
Werewolf Coffee Bar
Werewolf has a toasty fireplace and a cool Wonder Bread truck, glitter lattes, bialys, Pop-Tarts, Cup Noodles, and most importantly, DOGS. If you have a dog, you’re already lucky, but if you’re *really* lucky, you may get to meet Elston, the head pup runnin’ the whole place. And with The 606 just steps away, you can hit up the Walsh Park Dog Area AND the Churchill Field Dog Park if you wanna make a day of it.
The staff here doesn’t just allow dogs—they LOVE dogs. Purple Llama features a rotating selection of coffee, vinyl, and real good doggos. In summary, all purchases come with a complimentary staff squee and your pup can browse for records while you wait for your drink. After you’ve had your puppuccino, grab a cupcake down the street at Doggy Style or take a 12-minute stroll to play with all the cuties at the Wicker Dog Friendly Area.
Okay, okay. Estereo is technically not a coffee shop. It’s a bar that happens to be open in the day. But we’re not here to judge, and you’re not drinking alone if you bring your dog. Plus, you and your dog are gonna look amazing in your disco wall bathroom selfies, and they have coffee, so start your day your heckin’ way. Wrap it up with a leisurely walk through Palmer Square, or if you’re feeling energetic, wander down Altgeld over to the Logan Square Dog Park.
(Photo by @purplellamachicago via Instagram)
Next up: Share all of your pup’s adventures with #SidewalkDog for the chance to be featured. Then head to our Dog-Friendly Chicago online community for super local, pooch-centric chat with the some of the best people we know – dog people.