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“Super coffee! Heavenly truffles!”
Review of City News Cafe

City News Cafe
Ranked #2,883 of 11,034 Restaurants in Chicago
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Neighborhood: Portage Park
Description: City News Cafe is located in City Newsstand. we have have a great selection of pastries made fresh everyday. Also we are in one of Chicago's largest newsstands.
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

Funky, welcoming environment. Books galore, magazines I’d never heard of, eclectic reading options in plentiful supply. Happy people quietly at tables reading newspapers and actual books while enjoying coffee and treats. Between the reading options and fantastic pour over coffee crafted with attention to detail; this was my happy place!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

We stopped in City News Cafe looking for something specific. At the front of the store is the cafe where you can get very good coffee, as well as a variety of pastries. There was a trio of musicians playing and singing in the cafe. Besides the inside seating, they also have places to sit outside. The staff is friendly.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed March 25, 2017

This is a gem. I've been living in the portage park area for most of my life and I only recently ventured into this establishment a few months ago and I've become an established regular. The shop serves an outstanding variety of beverages and brews your coffee super fresh. They single brew any cup you desire and have great pastries and other food items such as salads and other snacks. They have an awesome selection of magazines and great photography books on the history of Chicago. If you haven't you have to check this place out. You will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed December 17, 2016

One of the really nice things that the City News Cafe put together for the holidays was a box of twelve truffles. The middle line of four is covered in blue foil to support the thin blue line. It is a great gift for a hostess or host at a holiday party. At only $7.95 a box for the Blue Line Truffles, two dollars goes to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation - a worthy endeavor. Thanks, City News Cafe! Now, if the truffles make it to the Christmas parties, I'll be impressed!

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed November 3, 2016

Located just north of Irving Park Rd. on the west side of Cicero Ave., City News Cafe is a combination of a magazine & newspaper store or stand and a nice cafe. The cafe is at the front of the store and they have a variety of coffees and lattes and other things to drink, as well as large assortment of desserts, pastries and even truffles. Though parking might be an issue, they do have a outdoor dining area directly in front.

Date of visit: November 2016
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