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Intelligentsia Coffee

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(25 Reviews)

3123 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 348-8058

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Today: 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tomorrow: 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
3
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IN BUSINESS
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Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (773) 348-8075

Fax Number: (773) 348-8075

Fax: (773) 348-8075

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
North Side, Lakeview, Lake View East
AKA

Intelligensia Coffee & Tea

Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea

Intelligentsia Coffee Broadway Coffeebar

Intelligentsia Coffee Bar - Broadway

Categories
Coffee & Tea, Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Bakeries
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Coffee House, Bakeries

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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rubyallen

03/13/2013

Overall

This Coffee shop serves the best coffee as always. You can't go wrong with any of the blends. The place is so great & the ambiance is awesome. Just love to spend time here with my friends.

cboen

03/21/2007

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A MUST visit

My friends and I found the place accidentally while we were walking around the neighborhood. The baristas were very knowledgeable. My favorite was an iced cappuccino with added homemade simple syrup. The place itself was very cozy and filled with locals. It felt like a home away from home. Grazie mille.

nausea01

07/30/2006

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Overall
Good coffee.

My cousin and I visited with my young daughter. We both agreed the coffee was good. The atmosphere is what one would expect with a good coffee house. Plenty of filled seating - a testament to the shop's success - but the big tables with six or seven chairs were being used by individuals. When we sat down at the opposite end of one of the large tables the person on the other end seemed put out as though he needed the entire table.

The staff was young and friendly, although the service was a bit overwhelming when five of them clustered around the cash register, each taking their turn asking ""have you been helped"" and ""what can I get for you"" even though I was only one of two standing in line.

I would not call Intelligentsia ""kid friendly"" as there are no changing tables in the restrooms and the crowd that was gathered the day we went seemed like mostly younger and older singles and couples sans children. It was hard not to feel like we were imposing on the other patrons who were busy surfing the web, reading, or doing crossword puzzles.

The coffee, along with the vibrant neighborhood, was worth the trip and I would recommend it to anyone who loves coffee and visting unique and out of the way coffee shops.

Peace.

motcollins

07/26/2006

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Overall
Perfect cup of coffee!!!

perfect cup of coffee or coffee drink everytime!!!
every staff member takes special care and time to create a perfect beverage!!!

rw_from_ne

07/12/2006

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Best coffee definitely, best coffeeSHOP, debatable

If you're voting for best COFFEE as is the actual COFFEE (bean/roast/brewed product) it's no question, especially when it comes to straight 'spro, traditional cappas and cups of varietals. Metropolis might be right behind on espresso, but Intelly still has the lead.

If you're voting for best COFFEEHOUSE, then you might give the nod to someplace else. The folks who go to Intelly seek it out to enjoy the best coffee available, not necessarily to engage in conversation with others. It's about the coffee tasting experience, not being seen or posing.

And if your taste is for large lattes, especially flavored lattes, then why bother voting on anything related to coffee. Stick to Starbucks or Caribou.

Also, Intelly has the most responsible policies toward coffee grower compensation in the industry, fairer than even Fair Trade. So you're not only drinking the best product around, you're helping to encourage a culture of sustainable great coffee in the countries where they buy their beans. Not a bad deal.

handico

06/18/2005

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Overall
Great hang out.

super experience, class organization, I like hanging out for several hours at a time

0325

06/09/2005

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Wonderful Coffee

Wonderful coffee! We have never had better coffee, and the service was teriffic!

spnakr007

06/09/2005

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Overall
Simply the best.

It is one of the best coffee shop in the COUNTRY! We are lucky to have Intelligentsia here in Chicago.

margogo

06/01/2005

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Overall
Quality coffee and tea - and try the scones!

I love the coffee, and I can't help but notice that the folks there take great pains to keep it fresh and tasting great. They really are serious about quality control!! Obviously they apply this to other things they do - their tea is also high quality, and when my boss tried the scones at their Jackson/Dearborn store downtown, she raved about them for days! Seems this attention to detail is finally getting them noticed - it was great to see them featured on the Food channel for their latte art.

catlover11381

05/30/2005

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Overall
Excellent Coffee

Recently was introduced to this coffee and truly impressed I am. If I resided in Chicago, I'd be there EVERYDAY. But, instead, I can order it as often as I like and have it delivered to my doorstep. Awesome stuff!

dianelea

05/28/2005

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Admirer from afar...

Intelligentsia rocks!! I stock up when I travel to Chicago, and have it shipped all the way out here to New Mexico the rest of the year - they are really that good. The in-store staff is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly and the shipping staff is just as outstanding. It is always a pleasure to deal with these folks - almost as much a pleasure as drinking their coffee!!!

chicagoblues

05/27/2005

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A ""CUP OF EXCELLENCE""

NO ONE DOES COFFEE LIKE INTELLIGENTSIA, I'VE BEEN A FAN SINCE THEIR FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS. FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY.

KENNY B. (FORMER LINCOLN PARK RESIDENT)

mpwakeford

05/26/2005

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Overall
Rage against other coffees!

When I drank this coffee, I knew I was home. Other coffees are, in essence, complete and utter java scams.

millsyk

05/26/2005

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Overall
Used to be Great

It beats Starbuck's, but is that really that hard. I will never go back to Intelligentsia. Their attitude and high opinion of themselves has turned me off.

maurallycasual

05/25/2005

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Overall
eh.

I just don't get it. They serve intelligensia at many places in my neighborhood and it is not very good. however at the broadway location the coffee is ok.

berea

05/24/2005

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A little Intelligensia goes a long way

and that is south, to Kentucky. when I fly to Chicago, it comes home with me, and when I cannot get there, they send me lots of great new selections. I also made sure that when a local coffee shop was opening in town, the proprietors listened to my suggestion to go with this fine coffee. They have not been sorry, and neither will you!
My first stop any Chicago morning is the shop on Broadway....love it!

spinnaker007

05/24/2005

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Simply the best!

Intelligentsia is not only the best in Chicago. It is one of the best in the country. A few well known coffee shops in Seattle cant even top it. We, Chicagoans are lucky to have Intelligentsia in our city.

ijyaung

05/23/2005

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Overall
Real Coffee!

I've loved this place since they opened. Even when I moved away, I still mail order from here and get better coffee than what I can find in Manhattan.

newmail5456

05/20/2005

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Definitely not the best in this city!

Oh, come on! Intelligencia is an OK coffee shop, but in no way the best! This is not fair for all the other amazing cafes in Chicago! I never have the urge to go to Intelligencia.

maisiesmomma

05/20/2005

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Overall
What specialty coffee should be....

Many roasters claim they have the best beans, but when it comes down to it, the only place in Chicago where you can get really special coffee is Intelligentsia. During my 10+ years in the coffee business I have never come across so many incredible, rare coffees in one place. I live in an outlying neighborhood in the city, yet I make sure to bring all visitors to the cafe on Broadway. What a great impression of Chicago!

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