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Café Integral in Chicago

Cafe / Restaurant
Moderate Noise
Plugs everywhere

Original Scout + Editors

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Workspace Details + Amenities

Coffee Nicaraguan coffee
Tea Assorted
Alcohol Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Food Delicious breakfast, lunch, and snack options
Seating Capacity 50
Group Space Some
Types of Seating Small tables, Larger table, Standing bar / counter, Lounge chairs / couches
Keywords Cafe Integral, Alcohol, Has Power
Web thefreehand.com  

Pro Tips

Great coffee shop in the lobby of the trendy Freehand Hotel. Enjoy a delicious Nicaraguan coffee or a drink at their hip bar in the back while you work. Lots of lounge seating. Social media log on to get on the internet.


  • Came here to work with a coworker on a Tuesday morning. The noise level is significantly louder than “moderate”. If you have any client calls or calls in general, I would not recommend working from this location.

  • A bit crowded before 10am due to the breakfast/outgoing hotel crowd, but then calms down a bit. Chill atmosphere. Main laptop seating at a community table, with the exception of a few bar seats that face the wall. Also couch seating available. Mix of people working, chatting, and eating.

  • From the designers of the Chicago Athletic Club, this coffee shop / bar / hotel lobby is thick with dark wood, curvy couches, dim lighting, and a electric organ. Not so good for daylight window seekers, but perfect for those looking for a dark and stylish corner of trendy Chicago to get stuff done. This place also serves hotel guests, so some folks are socializing, but it’s plenty welcoming to laptop sitters. Not a lot of traditional small table / desk seating: group tables or couches are the game here.

  • Plenty of seating at 11:45 AM on Tuesday, reliable internet at 7mb/sec down, 7mb/sec up with 3ms latency. Social login could be avoided by providing email address.

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