08: Coffee Shops and Donuts

08: Coffee Shops and Donuts

Brian and Mary discuss their favorite coffee shops and gourmet donut shops in the West Loop. Brian covers the newest restaurant and bar openings (Ice Cream, Donuts, Roman Pizza, a Meditation Bar, a Speakeasy Barber Shop), plans for another new hotel, proposed “artistic lighting” under the El, House of Vans indoor skate park, cool new businesses moving in, and a “fitness crawl” happening April 22nd, 2017

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Cofffee Shops

La Calombe on Randolph and Morgan

  • Great beans -  authentic real cappuccinos in ceramic mugs

  • Great tasting espresso and properly prepared latte’s

  • No posted menu here - you’ve got to know your drink

  • Cool tables, relaxing atmosphere

  • Work area in the back

  • You can hang out here all day

  • Great front windows that open wide

  • Favorite drink - Cappuccino

  • Unique latte and iced coffee on draft

Sawada inside Green Street Smoked Meats on Green St, just South of Randolph

  • Inside Green Street Meats on Green and Randolph

  • Amazing quality - real latte art

  • Small and crowded but not too loud

  • Fun ping pong table seating

  • Industrial hip vibe, dark, graffiti

  • Great window seats overlooking Soho House

  • Favorite drink - Military Latte with Green Tea Macha

  • Also serve items from Doughnut Vault.

 

Starbucks on Madison & Morgan

  • Loud and busy

  • Not always a friendly chill environment

  • Unique Nitro cold brew coffee

  • Free refills

  • Window counter seats overlooking Morgan

  • Little Goat Bread inside Little Goat Diner

    • Always packed to standing room only

    • You can get beer too

    • Amazing bakery and deserts

    • Not a place to hangout and work

    • Great while you wait for Little Goat Diner

 

Morgan Street Cafe on Morgan and Adams

  • Your classic neighborhood cafe

  • Small seating area with just 2 cafe tables and a wrap around window counter

  • Quality beans, quality preperation

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner sandwiches, salads, pastries...

  • Favorite drink - Cappuccino

Donuts

  • Glazed and Infused

  • Sawada

  • Bar Siena Bombo Bar

  • DoRite Donuts

Later this year on our block DoRite Donuts will be moving in the newly constructed retail space at 181 N. Morgan.  The same location as the much anticipated @shakeshack 🍔 That’s a five-minute walk from Glazed & Infused’s location just off Halsted on Fulton Market, and  a four-minute walk from Bar Siena’s Bombobar on Randolph

This will be Do-Rite’s  third location, others serve fried chicken sandwiches and food items in addition to donuts.


In addition to these donut spots, Sawada Coffee, inside Green Street Meats on Green and Randolph also serve items from Doughnut Vault.


Intro Music: Golden Sunrise by Josh Woodward www.joshwoodward.com adapted under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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