One thing I’ve heard many times in the last year was “sleep when the baby is sleeping.” No one tells you what to do if you are not a napper and you have homework to do. Well, all I know is that when I’m tired, I could rely on my old friend – coffee.
I enjoy coffee in every form possible – espresso, drip, french press, instant… I love drinking coffee alone, with company, while studying, driving and when I go for a walk with Sofia.
My friend Ashley likes coffee even more than me. She is constantly in a search of the perfect cup of java, and goes to all the neat neighborhood shops on her quest.
I met up with Ashley last week and asked her about her recent coffee house experiences. She told me about a little shop in Bucktown. How perfect, I love going to Bucktown!
According to Ashley, the Wormhole is a retro-style coffeehouse decorated with movie posters and vintage knick-knacks.
“They make their own syrup for the flavoring. I totally recommend you going there. The people are awesome and everyone is really friendly. Go there for the experience, ” said Ashley.
She also assured me that “the place is really laid-back and chill.” Just what I like!
I decided it was time that Matt, Sofie and I break away from our Starbucks habit and try the Wormhole.
The first thing I noticed when we walked in was the real-life size DeLorean time machine car displayed on a platform. Suddenly the coffeehouse name started to make a lot of sense. The owner is a sci-fi fan who likes “Back to the Future”.
Just as Ashly had mentioned to me, the walls were covered with artwork and framed “Ghostbusters” and “Star Wars” movie posters. To complete the ’80s theme, a vintage Nintendo console connected to a large wooden-box TV gave the patrons the option to play “Super Mario”. Talk about a trip back in time!
As far as the coffee, I got the homemade vanilla latte and Matt ordered a cup of drip coffee. Both were absolutely delicious! The vanilla flavoring was nothing like the out-the-bottle sugary fake syrup I’m used to.
The next time I visit the Wormhole, I’ll be even more adventurous and order the banana pudding- style latte named “The Cosby Special”. If you’d like to do the same, here is the Wormhole website link.
If you’d like to read about Ashley’s coffee adventures, you could do so on her blog Coffeehouse Corner.