My childhood, caffeinated.
Wicker Park is my new favorite neighborhood in Chicago. More than any other area, it feels like the city’s hipster mecca. Almost everyone is under 30 and sporting Warby Parkers, Red Wings, and concert t-shirts from bands I won’t know about until two years after they’ve broken up. North Milwaukee Avenue is crammed with bars, record shops, vintage furniture stores, second-hand bookstores, “recycled” clothing boutiques, and dozens of interesting restaurants. Here, everything that is old is cool again, and no place more typifies this aesthetic than The Wormhole Coffee. Sean Wang, of Trionfale Espresso, recommended them so we knew it would be good. As soon as we saw “Est. 2015” on the door, and the DeLorean time machine perched in the back, we knew this was no ordinary coffee house.