Going to a café always is a lovely way to spend an afternoon-until you add children to the mix. But there are a few cafes and special sandwich shops in the Chicago area that are so family-friendly they make those dawdling afternoons fun and lazy again. Even for those of us with squirmy kids.
Kids will enjoy it Once you grab a cup of coffee, you can head over to the adjoining room at Daystar for a little secret-there's a public playgroup that meets there on most Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. There also are Mom N Tot yoga classes and even Lango classes (additional costs apply, see daystarcenter.org for info and schedule).
Adults will enjoy it This is a fair-trade, fair-labor, environmentally friendly coffee shop that gives back to the local and distant communities.
The food In addition to a variety of strong coffee and espressos, they have a small number of sandwiches and bakery items.
Details 1550 S. State St., Chicago, (312) 772-2356, overflowcoffeebar.org