Dear barista who is always manning the counter at (and might co-own?) Café Mustache: We love your wingtip eyeliner, vintage dresses, and sassy headscarves. While at first we thought it was some kind of semi-official uniform (to coincide with Cafe M’s vinyl-only policy and shabby-chic furniture), your wardrobe constantly outdoes your staff’s. How do you find the energy to show up to work looking like a demure Amy Winehouse each day? You must drink coffee like it’s your job.
Café Mustache, 2313 North Milwaukee, (773)877-3327, cafemustache.com
Best of Chicago 2012