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The Coffee Studio

by Matt B on December 15th, 2007

Today’s blog post is coming to you On Location! As I type, I am currently sitting in Edgewater’s newest coffee shop, The Coffee Studio, enjoying the “clean lines” furniture, exposed brick walls, and handsome natural wood.

The Coffee Studio This cozy café was scheduled to open months ago, but unfortunately, the owners kept running into obstacles getting their utilities up and running. But finally, the door has opened, much to the delight of many snow-traversing Chicagoans. What better way is there to warm up than with a hot cup o’ joe and a tasty pastry on the side?

Now, I know, there are hundreds of coffee places in the city. But at The Coffee Studio, you know you’ll be getting fairly-sourced and locally-roasted brews. The friendly, enthusiastic baristas serve up plenty of varieties of Intelligentsia coffee, a brand known for their quality and coming from growers that are environmentally and socially responsible. I’m a mocha fan, but they also serve up a cute little carafe (wearing a thermal jacket!) that holds about 2-3 BIG cups of your choice of coffee for only $4.25! ($2.50 for a half-brew, for those who don’t require such a large caffeine kick.) The pastries are comforting, including their crowd-favorite pumpkin bread. Today, I tried the pan au chocolat, which was just the right amount of sweetness to accompany my dark coffee. And if by chance you’re not in the mood for caffeine, the café also offers organic sodas, soy milk, and bottled water.

The Coffee StudioThe employees themselves are eager and courteous, and even though I’ve only been here a couple times, I already feel like I know them and vice versa. Finally, this blog post is brought to you courtesy of their wi-fi; you’ll receive 60 free minutes with any purchase.

Even if you don’t have the time to stop and smell the beans, The Coffee Studio makes for a good grab-n-go too, as you won’t have to deal with the long lines at that other coffee retailer.

Don’t be surprised if you find more of The Chicago Traveler being written from this location. With the delicious coffee, warm interior, and smooth tunes, I could easily sit here all day, every day.

The Coffee Studio
The Coffee StudioThe Coffee Studio

Photo credit: The Coffee Studio blog

The Coffee Studio ($): 5628 N Clark St; 773-271-7881
Daily: 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Street parking available (difficult on weekends)
Public trans: Bus # 22, 50
Blog: http://thecoffeestudio.blogspot.com/

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