Chicago’s best java is brewed near Lexington Square

Banner outside Bridgeport Coffee House, ChicagoThere’s nothing quite as nice as a convenient neighborhood cafe. A cozy coffee house can serve as a central meeting place among friends, a quiet corner for reading and study, and a provider of hot pick-me-ups in the morning and tasty sandwiches for lunch and dinner.

The opinionated java judges at Yelp.com have given the Bridgeport Coffee Company high marks for years, singling out its friendly staff, comfortable surroundings, amazing sandwiches, and outdoor seating as highlights. In January, Time Out chicago surveyed the city’s coffee-shop scene and deemed the company’s signature cafe, the Bridgeport Coffee House, the best in town.

Time Out Chicago called the cafe at 3101 S Morgan St “a point of pride for Bridgeport and a source of jealousy for almost every other neighborhood,” and said the house served up its home-roasted beans “with levels of respect usually reserved for presidents.” The house met all five of the magazine’s criteria for quality service: it roasts its own beans, offers free Wi-Fi, has a full menu, is a good hangout, and serves up a standout cup of coffee.

Bridgeport Coffee House is just a four-minute drive or a 15-minute walk directly north from Lexington Square, Lexington Homes‘ community of new-construction rowhomes at 37th and Sangamon streets. Lexington Square’s three- and four-bedroom homes feature granite countertops, hardwood floors, high ceilings, private roof decks with skyline views, and two-car garages.

Prices start in the $370s.

The coffee shop is just one of hundreds of stores, restaurants, parks, and other neighborhood amenities located less than a mile from Lexington Square’s homes. The community’s location has been deemed “Very Walkable” by WalkScore.com, and gets good marks for public transportation options, thanks to the proximity the Halsted, 35th, Pershing, Wallace-Racine, 43rd, and Ashland bus lines.

For more information about Lexington Square, visit LexingtonChicago.com.

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