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Archie’s Cafe

$$$$

1228 W Loyola Ave, Chicago
Earn 3X Points

Archie’s Cafe is a casual Rogers Park spot that feels less like a restaurant and more like hanging out at a friend's house where what you eat is determined by whatever happens to be in the fridge that day. Certain nights are devoted to pizza or pasta, while on weekends it functions as a breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot where you're as likely to find yourself sipping on a White Claw with a breakfast sandwich as grabbing a beer with tacos.

Though the constantly changing menu might not work for people who grow attached to dishes like moss on a tree, locals love the unpredictability. Regulars constantly fill up the seats, creating a feeling of community like you're part of the family from Cheaper By The Dozen. Archie's also doubles as a space to showcase local talent, so there's always rotating artwork from Chicago artists as well as live musical acts performing until the “midnightish” closing time.

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