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“Coffee just the way it should be”

Intelligentsia Coffee
Ranked #4 of 117 Coffee & Tea in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Coffee just the way it should be”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

The title says it all. "Simply" great coffee, which is not so easy to find in the states. I was happy to wondered by and get in. I went back and they had another roast, from another plantation which was different, ut just as great as the first one. Please keep it this way ;)

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Could there be more delicious coffee? nope.”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

The science of the perfect cup of coffee is on display and the result is the most smooth, perfect brew.

Visited February 2014
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best latte ever!”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

What a great find this was...I had never been here before. It was worth the very chilly walk down Michigan Avenue to get there...! It was busy, the place is small and the service is not speedy but it was very friendly, and the coffee is well worth the wait. Didn't try any of the food, but I did bring home a pound of "El Diablo" dark roast beans and wish I'd brought more. Such a nice change from the usual coffee chains - a real treat.

  • Visited November 2013
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melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A great specialist coffee place in the Loop”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

If you need a real coffee fix in Chicago, you need Intelligentsia. Love their featured brew.
Wish they had more tables.

  • Visited December 2013
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San Francisco, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A coffee-lover's dream”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

This is the kind of place I could sit for hours watching the staff work away. You can tell they all love what they do and are passionate and knowledgeable about coffee. Not only do they know how to make a great cup (whether it be an espresso, pour-over, filter..you name it!), they clearly know where their coffee comes from, and why it tastes the way it does. I sat at the counter and observed.

It's a great environment for sitting to do some work or catch up with friends, it's not overpriced, the coffee is delicious, and the staff are friendly. Best cup of coffee I've had in a long time, plus a great overall experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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