TrueNorth Cafe is an independent, healthy cafe in the heart of Andersonville providing top-notch coffee & tea, proper eats, and blended drinks.
TrueNorth Cafe was designed, built, and furnished by local shops, artists, and artisans. Through a collaboration with Scout + Design, TrueNorth has a modern approach that includes many reclaimed and repurposed pieces. The shelving units and various other wood pieces were designed and built by Andersonville carpenter Chris Erickson. The contractor was Andersonville native and business owner Faris Faycurry. Upholstery was done by Kylie Egge of Recovered Interior Inc. Framing services were handled by Barb at Painted Light Photography & Framing Gallery.
Andersonville is home to some of the best furniture, art, and antique stores in Chicago. Whenever possible, TrueNorth worked with local businesses and artists. Pieces in TrueNorth were purchased from:
where did the name truenorth come from?
The name TrueNorth represents the menu, interior design, and location of the café. True north is different from magnetic north in that it never wanders or varies from place to place. True north, unlike magnetic north, is non-negotiable, which in some ways makes it more “real.” Our dishes are filled with “real” food. They are simple and nutritious, and more importantly delicious. TrueNorth also speaks to the interior design. Maps, globes, and outdoors décor are incorporated into the café frequently. Finally, TrueNorth represents our great location in the beautiful Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.