Chicago Tribune article about our little cafe
We’re so excited to see the article by Grace Wong in the Chicago Tribune about our little community cafe with a big heart!
When Kate Vrijmoet first moved to Chicago, she started looking for studio space to house her large-scale art. She never thought her search would also end in her opening a coffee shop. But her little walk-up window and specialty cafe Necessary & Sufficient opened last week, housing both coffee and bites as well as her art studio.
Her art is focused on connecting people, so before committing to any one business idea, Vrijmoet went door-to-door in her west Logan Square neighborhood to ask residents what they wanted. A gift shop? A juice bar? But their response was overwhelmingly for a cafe, and thus began her two-year journey to learn about coffee and how to operate a small business on her own.