Is there good coffee by Old Orchard?

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#1: Post by emradguy »

Hey Chicagoans?

Is there any good specialty coffee shop by the Old Orchard mall? I'm in town for the next couple of days. Would sure appreciate some tips.

emradguy (original poster)

#2: Post by emradguy (original poster) »

Headed towards downtown today and are at Metropolis on Granville, after getting our Ann Sather's fix.

Still would love recommendations for tomorrow and Sunday.

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#3: Post by jbviau »

Hey! Well, it's not close to that mall, but is Sparrow Coffee in Naperville on your radar? I've always wanted to go. It opened after my wife and I moved away from Chicago. I think there's a downtown pick-up option as well (or there used to be--not sure).

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#4: Post by thirdcrackfourthwave »

Here's my best guess (I was born and raised in that area but haven't been back for a few years:) Old Orchard and environs are a Starbucks/Nespresso kind of place. Google specialty coffee in Evanston and see if anything interesting pops up.

emradguy (original poster)

#5: Post by emradguy (original poster) »

Naperville is pretty darn far.

Yeah Evanston is a good bet, but it was pretty out of the way for our Sunday and Monday plans.

We're back home now. Thanks anyhow.