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There’s A Cozy Cafe Tucked Inside A Victorian-Style House In Lincoln Park • The Bourgeois Pig Cafe

By Charli Renken

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The Bourgeois Pig Cafe makes us feel right at home because it is one!

Looking for a quiet place to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea this winter? The Bourgeois Pig Cafe is an ideal spot for sitting by the window as it rains outside. The cafe is located in a two-story Victorian home, making it feel like someone’s ornate house rather than a cozy coffee shop. Isn’t that cute?

If you’re a fan of the Danish hygge lifestyle, this cafe is the perfect winter hangout. The Bourgeois Pig is decorated with old, wood furnishing, antiques, and vintage portraits to create a warm, comforting atmosphere. With two stories of seating areas, multiple rooms, and a lush outside patio during the summer, it’s a quiet respite from the bustling city.

Photo: @audreylisquit

The Bourgeois Pig’s menu is known for its great selection of sandwiches named after various pieces of literature. Some bookish delights include The Sun Also Rises a hummus, turkey, tomato and swiss cheese sandwich; The Hobbit BLT with tomato pesto and avocado; and The Catcher in the Rye corn beef, sauerkruat, and tomato sandwich on rye. Much of the menu is also vegetarian and vegan, too!

The cafe’s drink menu has standard espresso beverages as well as hot loose leaf tea by the pot, our editor’s personal favorite. Their coffee comes from Big Shoulders, a local favorite roastery, and is expertly brewed by friendly baristas.

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The Bourgeois Pig Cafe is our new favorite spot to sip tea and read as Chicago continues to get colder. We recommend stopping by this welcoming, homey cafe to soothe your Sunday scaries or practice a bit of self-care.

Address: 738 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago IL, 60614
Hours: Mon-Sat 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sun 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Street parking.
Closest L stop: Fullerton (Red, Brown, Purple)

Feature Photo: @ctrieu02