July 6, 2013
My own: Ravenswood/Lincoln Square. There are always new restaurants and shops opening and it is easily accessible to the remainder of the City.
I would prefer the north side since I work from home, i.e. Lincoln Square, Andersonville, North Center.
I don't have a favorite, but I have enjoyed Cafe Selmarie in Lincoln Square and The Brothers K coffee house in Evanston.
I would consider it, depending my schedule and the time commitment involved.
I am a 40-something professional returning to Chicago from the east coast. I enjoy finding hidden gems in the City's neighborhoods and engaging in conversation over great coffee and pastries.