Hyde Park Heads to Cafe 53 for Coffee and Dessert, not far from The Blackwood

August 27, 2014 11:01 am

The vibe at Cafe 53 is decidedly laid back. It's where Hyde Park goes to meet a friend for a quick coffee date, get some work done on the complimentary Wi-Fi, or cozy up and get lost in a good book. It's right next to the University of Chicago campus and just a short distance away from The Blackwood, making it a popular meeting place for students, faculty, and Hyde Park residents alike.

Grab a table and sip one of its many coffees or teas, or grab a cup to-go. You can also opt for espresso if you need an extra jolt of energy. When it comes to sustenance, the baked goods score high marks among customers, especially the spinach feta pie. So does the gelato, which serves as a frosty counterpart to a steaming cup of coffee or tea.

Cafe 53
1369 E. 53rd Street
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 647-2234

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A Gallery that Displays the Avant-Garde: Hyde Park Art Center near The Blackwood

August 20, 2014 11:01 am

The Hyde Park Art Center serves both local artists and the Hyde Park community at large. Situated just a short trip away from The Blackwood, the art gallery and community center shows off some of Chicagoan artists' most cutting-edge masterpieces.

With an emphasis on the avant-garde sphere of art, the collection of works housed at Hyde Park Art Center include sculptures, photos, paintings, and mixed media. They're created by local talents who display their works through the Jackman Goldwasser Residency. The Ground Floor gallery of the art center even shows works by budding masters who've just graduated from art school in the city. If you have a budding artist at home, he or she can attend an art class or get plugged into a year-round program at Hyde Park Art Center.

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 324-5520

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