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The Perfect Cup in Chicago

Cafe / Restaurant
Moderate Noise
Few Plugs

Original Scout + Editors

Community verified

Who's clocked in to get work done here

Workspace Details + Amenities

Coffee Various, full espresso bar
Food Breakfast and lunch sandwiches, yogurt, eggs, pastries by Lovely Bakeshop, granola parfaits, energy bars, desserts
Types of Seating Small tables, Standing bar / counter
Keywords Has Food, Has Power
Web www.perfectcupchicago.com  

Pro Tips

3 hour WiFi limit. You get a code with your purchase. Breakfast menu till 11am in weekdays.



There are two rooms, mostly filled with small, two-seat tables. The second “Purple Room” has sofas, extendable work tables, and a small bench and table set up. There is a ton of natural light in both rooms, and they are very comfortable. Plenty of outlets, however the wifi tends to be unreliable.



Jazz is the soundtrack to this cafe, and it makes for a relaxed mood where one can focus on work or social interaction. For warmer weather they have added sidewalk patio seating, and the Purple Room is available for parties.


  • Thanks for updating. I’m normally not in that area as it is too far from my place. I had to meet a collaborator in the neighborhood and just wanted to make a start by adding the place in the list. As a regular, your review caries more weight!

  • Thanks! I’ve added you as a co-scout and updated the tips as suggested. You’re welcome to add better/more photos 😉

  • Forgive me, but this review is sorely lacking. That photo should be corrected or removed. If, on the other hand, Scout is trying to keep this place under the radar, then I totally understand.

    Perfect Cup is my second office. Located just off the Damen Brown stop, it’s very conveniently located. They offer many varieties of coffee, but their basic brew packs a real punch, and is delicious. The 16 oz. cup also comes with one free refill.

    The menu is small, but offers more choices than a lot of Chicago cafes. the breakfasts are mostly along the lines of egg and sausage burritos, or omelettes. The lunch menu consists of mostly grilled sandwiches like the turkey panini, the cuban, and classic grilled cheese. You may also purchase a chicken or egg salad sandwich from the fridge, as well as salads.

    Tasty snacks abound! Granola parfaits, potato chips, gourmet cookies, energy bars, and pastries by Lovely Bakeshop. In winter the desserts include little fancy cheesecakes, and in summer it’s all about gelato.

    There are two rooms, mostly filled with small, two-seat tables. The second “Purple Room” has sofas, extendable work tables, and a small bench and table set up. There is a ton of natural light in both rooms, and they are very comfortable. Plenty of outlets, however the wifi tends to be unreliable.

    Jazz is the soundtrack to this cafe, and it makes for a relaxed mood where one can focus on work or social interaction. For warmer weather they have added sidewalk patio seating, and the Purple Room is available for parties.

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