Tea Time in River North

river north cafes

Coffee lovers will adore River North for its abundance of coffee shops and hip cafes, but if you count yourself among the tea aficionados, there are still plenty of hotspots near HUBBARD221 where you can enjoy a classic, formal afternoon tea or find a bubble tea drink to sip on. Celebrate tea time or just have a casual cup of tea at one of these River North cafes and tea houses.


Brindille has been a River North favorite for its authentic French cuisine. The restaurant also serves afternoon tea which includes jam, pastries, scones, crumpets and, of course, international teas. For more information and scheduling information on Brindille’s afternoon teas, visit their website. Brindille is a seven minute walk from HUBBARD221.

B.I. Tea

Stop in at B.I. Tea at the Chicago French Market for a delicious bubble tea drink. Owners Shaun Liu and Chloe Yu bring the tastiest bubble tea trends from Beijing to Chicago. Order up a hot or cold bubble drink here. B.I. Tea is a 14 minute walk from HUBBARD221.

Cassava Cafe

Make Cassava Cafe your place to hang out, boba in hand. Bubble teas are a speciality at this River North cafe. This cafe prides itself on bringing customers amazing teas without artificial flavors or preservatives. Cassava Cafe is a seven minute drive or 24 minute walk from HUBBARD221.

Argo Tea

Argo Tea is the Starbucks of tea shops. This popular chain makes for the perfect place to order up a chai or kombucha to go. Tea connoisseurs will especially love the Argo Tea subscription service where you can receive a curated collection of teas four times a year. Argo Tea is a nine minute drive or 25 minute walk from HUBBARD221.

Where will you go for afternoon tea? Let us know! We hope you find this list of River North cafes helpful in your search for the perfect cup of green or oolong.

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