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Welcome to Sol--a cafe, gallery, & event space in Chicago’s historic Rogers Park neighborhood.


Located three blocks from Lake Michigan in the defunct Howard Theatre building (an architectural gem of the 1920s), we draw inspiration from the bright & dynamic history of our neighborhood, incorporating it into our menu & space. Rogers Park is our home, & we honor it by combining the flavors from regions where our coffee is grown, with the originality & flair of what inspires us most about our favorite corner of Chicago.

Our customers give us life. On any given day you may pass by a local artist adorning our walls with her latest eco-installation, or overhear our friends at Family Matters discussing powerful ideas with neighborhood teens. The vibrant sounds of classic Cumbia, 60’s soul, or hometown Hip Hop greet you with each visit, as well as an eclectic selection of scratch-made drinks & food curated by Coffee Muse Devin Shaffer, & chef Ken Katsumura.

Our goal is to conjure the excitement of what’s new, while offering you the nostalgic comforts of the familiar. 






1615 Howard St
Chicago, IL



Mo - Th 7:00-7:00
Fr - Su 7:00-6:00

Kitchen - 9:00-4:00




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Our goal as an event space is to make your life a whole lot easier. Tell us your vision and we will do the rest for you.


The Space


  • Industrial, open and spacious

  • 1400 square feet, 12 foot ceilings

  • Exposed brick and copper piping

  • Handcrafted furniture


The Perks


  • Catering from Howard St favorite Fatboys (check out their menu here)

  • Full bar offering all our favorite daytime coffee drinks along with fun nighttime alternatives

  • Experienced staff from baristas to servers to bartenders

  • In-house DJ offering anything from spinning live vinyl to curating a digital playlist just for you

  • Full Parking Lot, ¼ block from major bus and train lines

  • Personalized decor and floral arrangements

  • Photographer offering film or digital, and optional photobooth








Use the form below to get in touch about private events, catering, suggestions or just show us some love! 

For Events, Showing Art, Or selling Handmade Crafts email Devin@solcafechi.com

For all other inquiries email Simone@solcafechi.com



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