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Intelligentsia Coffee

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3123 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-4522
+1 773-348-8058
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06:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It's really good coffee! Perhaps one of the best Cappuccinos I've ever had. And their take on the iced vanilla late, the Angeleno, is delicious! I just wished they didn't take about 15 minutes to get my coffee ready. All those thermometers, so they really make the coffee taste better? I love their brand, and their coffee is ridiculously good... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I've gotten over being offended that they don't serve nonfat milk, that the scones are pretty small (and a tad dry), and that you have to wait forever to get your perfectly made latté. These downsides become trivial when I get my big latte in a pottery cup--with saucer and even a spoon instead of a little wooden stick. The... More 

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Orange County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent espresso with knowledgeable and friendly baristas. Design and flow of shop lends itself to interacting with the staff and learning about their beans and roasting process.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We have been going to Intelligentsia for years. We always pick up a pound of Black Cat beans when we are near, and I get a reduced price cup of coffee and browse The Reader while my companion goes to the record store across the street. Excellent coffee, treats and ambience.

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Thank reidsmom
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Love their art on the surface of my Cappuccino. Every cup was brewed and decorated by a friendly barista. Don't forget to try their baked goods.

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Thank Hell0Kitty11
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I was not a coffee drinker before discovering Intelligentsia Coffee. Their special brews of the day, the Chemex aka slow coffee process, the atmosphere ... everything made me love coffee. Pastries are great, staff is super pro & very kind. You have seats outside to enjoy the lovely area. Go there, you'll love it for sure!!

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Thank Am_et_Mat
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

The coffee roast gives the coffee of the cafe macchiato a delicacy and foamyness not seen or tasted at larger chains.

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Thank Rolf A
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Was walking around Broadway looking for a breakfast place on a Sunday. Saw this quaint little cafe and something there invited me in. No regrets, Great coffee by a knowledgable barista accompanied by some real good scones. My day was starting to be good. I have a weakness for gourmet coffee shops which are not commoditized and this one lived... More 

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Thank Akash78
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in the city. I love the one on Broadway because I can't always make it downtown. The coffee is always good. Their baked goods are amazing. The staff always seems so happy and friendly.

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Thank Jessica L
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Dropped in here for my second cup of the day. The coffee was just as good as ever (a slightly gentler roast than others perhaps so better suited for number two), but I'm not sure that the change in the interior since my last visit is actually an improvement as I feel the place has lost some of it's former... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3123 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-4522
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighbourhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 773-348-8058

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?