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Get a custom-made bicycle and a great cup of coffee at this unique store on Chicago's North Side

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Jeff Banowetz


Bikes and coffee.

Maybe not as famous as peanut butter and jelly but the combination of caffeine and cranksets is still a great partnership

Heritage Bicycles on N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago has taken it a step further, creating a store that offers custom, American-made heritage style bikes and the atmosphere of a coffee house. The store’s owner Mike Salvatore has created a community-oriented space that’s part bike shop (the cleanest one you’ve ever seen) and part coffee shop. Plus it serves an artistic space and workspace for people who are welcome to come in any time to sit down at the community tables and spend some time there.

The steel bikes are designed, welded by hand and assembled in Chicago. They are proud to be the first bike manufacturers in the city since Schwinn left in the 1970s.

In addition to the coffee, the shop serves food from the nearby Southport Grocery store, which includes scones and muffins, sandwiches and soup for lunch and sweets anytime of the day. They also carry pies from the Bang Pie Shop in Logan Square.

So celebrate the cycling culture and stop in for a quick bite to eat, talk bikes or get some work done in one of the more unique cafes in the city.

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Heritage Bicycles

2959 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60657
41.935773, -87.66274

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