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It’s not the largest coffee shop in town, but Vietfive in the West Loop is one of our favorite places to sit with our laptops for a few hours. This little Vietnamese coffee shop is light and bright, has an energetic hip hop playlist, and friendly baristas. They also have a smooshy couch for chilling, and about five round tables that are the perfect size for holding your computer, snacks, multiple drinks, and soon-to-be-realized dreams of becoming a published author. Their coffee is smooth and drinkable, made with beans imported from Vietnam, brewed using a phin, and then mixed with your choice of condensed milk, coconut milk, or almond milk. Plus, you can eat tasty things like bánh mì empanadas, bánh patê sô, and vegan soft serve.

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