What to Expect
Heritage is a mash-up of two concepts and cultures that really go hand in hand: bikes and coffee. If you’ve never thought to pair the two, don’t worry, we're here making sense of it from 8am to 7pm, seven days a week.
Whether you come in to fix a flat, to grab a latte or a new Yakkay helmet, or to try the latest seasonal options from Stumptown Coffee, we are here to make you feel at home in Chicago’s original bike café. We have seen people come in for a cup of coffee and walk out with a vintage-inspired, handcrafted bicycle. We've also seen people come in looking for tubes leave with 12 ounces of some of the world’s finest coffee.
Whether you come in to relax or to work (we know the coffee shop is the new home office!), you can enjoy our free wi-fi and the stellar show put on by the bike mechanics in the garage, as well as the sweet and savory treats from some of Chicago’s finest kitchens, including Southport Grocery and Bang Bang Pies. (Don’t miss out on the Mast Brothers chocolate bars, either, especially since they're hard to find in the Midwest!) For those of you who prefer less caffeine, we carry an awesome selection of Tea Gschwender’s organic and biodynamically farmed looseleaf teas, as well as hot chocolate. Watch our specials board too, so as not to miss our delicious rotating drinks.
In between sips you can peruse our retail space, which features brands like PoCampo, Winter Session, Sink or Swim, and Nantucket Baskets. Most everything is American-made (sometimes even locally made here in Chicago), from the bike racks, bags, ponchos, t-shirts, and helmets, to the jewelry crafted out of recycled bike parts. We are also proud suppliers of Yakkay helmets and Brooks saddles (made in Denmark and England, respectively).
Don’t be surprised to find that the guy ringing you up is the owner, Mike, who lives right here in the neighborhood with his wife, Melissa, and their son, Bennett. Just as they have become fixtures in the neighborhood, we hope Heritage becomes your regular spot too. Bring your family, your friends, and your laptop, and above all, please enjoy yourself.