Gaslight Coffee Roasters

2385 N. Milwaukee Ave.,
Best new: Over the course of this year’s bean boom, adorable coffee shops have been popping up in every corner of town, a handful of which are brewing their own roasts. The best among the new crop of small-batch artisans? Gaslight, for the incredible pours that go directly from the back of the house into the cup.

Dark Matter

738 N. Western Ave., 773-697-8472,
Best overall: The deeply flavorful coffee conjured by the owners of Ukrainian Village’s Star Lounge now has a dedicated roasting facility. Yay!