Downtown Chicago is buzzing with popular coffee spots conveniently located on almost every block. Whether you’re looking to stop in for coffee on-the-go or to meet up with friends or clients, here are the four best places you need to try:
Joe & The Juice
Joe & The Juice, a Danish chain that operates more than 200 juice/coffee bars globally, opened its first Chicago location last month in the Gold Coast at 10 E. Delaware Place, which happens to be right next door to The Talbott! The chain’s menu includes coffee sourced from Honduras, shakes, smoothies, juices, sandwiches, and breakfast bowls. But if you’re looking for an average coffee house, this place isn’t it. Employees of Joe & The Juice are encouraged to create a “lively” environment, where they choose the music and mix drinks similar to the vibe of a night club. The chain also has a reputation for hiring only “cool, hunky guys” who must audition before they get the job.
Dollop Coffee Co.
Dollop locations are spread around the City of Chicago, perfectly placed for caffeine addicts who need a quick fix. Pay a visit to this local joint for specialty drinks you won’t find anywhere else. We suggest trying its Nutella Mocha, Honey Cinnamon Latte, or Mexican Mocha. Dollop Coffee Co. is also known for its spacious indoor and outdoor seating areas, ideal for small business meetings and gathering with friends.
Similar to Dollop, Intelligentsia Coffee locations are sprinkled all over the Downtown Chicago area. A favorite among the locals, Intelligentsia has several tasty coffee and tea options on its eclectic menu. However, this isn’t just a regular coffee shop. Rather, it offers educational classes for those who wish to learn how to brew the “perfect cup” of coffee, hosts special tasting events, and works closely with its coffee farmers to build a strong, beneficial relationship.
20 East Restaurant
Located onsite at The Talbott, 20 East is a contemporary dining establishment that offers quality American fare and delicious caffeine pick-me-ups to start your day. Try our strong drip coffee, espresso, or matcha latte and pair it with one of our tasty breakfast or brunch menu items.
Delight your taste buds by visiting each of these coffee spots listed above during your next trip to the Downtown Chicago area. Luckily, you won’t have to travel far when you book your room reservation at The Talbott Hotel. For more information on our boutique hotel in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast area, call 800-825-2688 or book online.