Yes, I have a home office that I love to work from. But every now and then I like to get out of the house and hit up a coffee shop. In Madison, I frequented Barrique’s on West Washington. However, they dropped off my radar a bit once they stopped serving Alterra Coffee (my fave). I tried a couple other coffee shops in Madison with decent working potential and delicious coffee (Kickapoo for the win!) but I mostly stuck to my home office for lack of a better option. When I found out we were moving to the big city of Chicago, my caffeinated workspace options suddenly became endless: So. Many. Coffee. Shops.
My latest adventure was to Ipsento in Bucktown. It’s conveniently located two blocks away from the Western stop on the Blue Line. The table and plug situation is too cramped for me but I did find something that was just my style: a magical coffee drink, pictured above. It’s their signature latte. It’s made with coconut milk. It’s mixed with honey. And it’s topped with cayenne pepper. Shut. Up. It was so good that I came home and tried to recreate it with mild success. I’ll be back Ipsento. This time for a to-go cup.
If you want to read more about my coffee shop adventures, head over to my travel blog to read this post: Coffee Shop Adventures Part 1.