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We are a Cafe, Gallery, and Event Space on the Far North Side of Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. Our goal is to strike that perfect balance between excitement of the new and comfort of the familiar.


We started as a coffee cart on the D.C. streets--

--as a student run, independently owned coffee shop. We wanted to offer students and community near GW University an alternative to the chain-cafe environment--something that felt fun and genuine. The same intention still stands with our Chicago homestead in the historic Howard St Theater Building, which also functions as an art gallery and event space. It is our belief that coffee, food, and art hold endless possibility for bringing people together.

Roger’s Park is our home, and we love it here--

--we couldn’t have picked a better place to put down roots. Three blocks from Lake Michigan and surrounded by cool n’ classic neighborhood spots, 1615 W Howard St has been kind to us. We are inspired every day by the diversity and history of our neighborhood and try to incorporate that into our menu and space. Come on by and experience something new with us!






1615 Howard St
Chicago, IL



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




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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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