Blue Ox Coffee Company. This is within a short walking distance of my home, so it seemed a natural place to start. Parking is available in limited quantities along Chicago, but traffic is always a nightmare and the corner appears to be a major interchange for several bus routes. So in other words, be patient with parking.
The coffee shop is large and well-lit. There are plenty of tables and outlets along the walls. There is free wifi, and board games for entertainment. There is a full espresso bar, as well as about a half-dozen roasts of coffee that can be brewed in a Chemex or a pour-over. This coffee shop gets their beans from Madcap Coffee, a roastery in Grand Rapids, MI. There are pastries and other foods available (and gluten free pastries available on the weekend!).
I had the Ethiopian Reko roast, which was a savory and bright (almost citrus) flavor, with a little bit of milk and raw sugar. It was delicious.
Because this is my neighborhood coffee shop, I will definitely be making my way back to this coffee shop again!