We're a city of freelancers, Internet-folk, and independent hustlers. We love us a good coffee shop, and there's no better place to get your grind on (no pun intended) than your favorite neighborhood hangout. These gems are good for lots of reasons—meet-ups, caffeine boosts, safe places to connect with online dates—the list goes on. We couldn't resist the chance to show off Chicago's coolest coffee slingers, and get your feedback on your secret faves, too. Let's face it, the hours you clock at your local java haunts have you bordering on groupie status. Whoops, did we just out you? Never fear, because we're right there with you, settling in for the long haul. Sneak a peek at the local flavors we snagged along with our morning buzz.