Sunday, August 2, 2015

Weekend Spots

It's a scorcher this weekend - today is well over 90 degrees. I'm writing this while sitting in suburban Chicago in a coffee shop called Hansa Coffee Roasters, channelling my inner Kristina from Uniformly Dressed. Very cute place that I always admired from afar, especially when I used to commute into the city from my parents house. It's rare to find these types of spots in the suburbs, where you'll typically find big box stores and large chains of coffee (i.e. Starbucks). 

Very nondescript exterior. I remember growing up that this place actually used to be a mechanic, hence the garage doors. 
They've since finished the interior and added central air to the garage, which keeps it nice and cool. I love that they've re-used the crates and turned them into tables. 
I'm sipping on a cold brew coffee. Very strong. Very good. They roast their own here. I'm no coffee connoisseur - the most coffee training I've had is when I used to be a barista in high school at Mariano's (grocery chain in Chicago). 

Friday, my coworkers and I had a going away lunch for our other coworker. We hit up Cemitas Puebla in Fulton Market. First time eating here, and it was delicious! No shots of the food unfortunately - I couldn't control myself!
Fulton Market Sign
Cemitas Puebla inside
Sugar skull stamp on the bag.
In about 9 days, I'll be in Seattle for a week on vacation! So excited and feeling thankful for the respite. I booked tickets on a whim for my family and surprised my dad with them for a very late birthday present. Hope you all had a good weekend!


  1. It's so nice of you to book the trip for your family. Have fun in Seattle! It's among the (many) American cities I've never been to and hope to visit someday.

    1. I've gone twice now! Once for an interview, and another time with my boyfriend for a long weekend. I love it. Mountains, forest, ocean, city. It's all there! Plus I love the rain.

  2. "Chanelling Kristina" haha I love it! Interesting setting for a cafe, I don't know if the outside looks inviting but the interior looks really nice.

    1. Oh goodness! I'm grinning stupidly at my work computer. But seriously! Hansa Coffee and Fulton Market look pretty sweet. And I agree with Xin--so good of you to go to Seattle with the family!

      I don't know if you've been but among my favorite places to visit there is the University of Washington Suzallo Library and the Ballard Locks. The Library looks something straight out of the Harry Potter movies and the locks are fun to watch in action. Sometimes you'll see fish jumping about.

    2. Hahah ily Kristina <3

      I've been to the campus before! It's soo picturesque. Unfortunately wasn't able to catch the cherry blossoms though :( I'll need to pay it another visit and see the library. It's so hilly around there. My prairie legs can't handle the slopes.