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Intelligentsia Coffee

53 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-7503
+1 312-920-9332
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (27 reviews)
“chai” (5 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
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53 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-7503
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 5 days into my first US trip, in Chicago for a conference - some bigger told me about this joint.... seek it out an get yourself a decent coffee and just loiter there to clear your body of that americano “crapfee” I think that...More

Thank my1stmac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i came in with high expectations, and found the coffee... so so... didn't particularly enjoy the taste of the coffee, flat and not so aromatic. and my almond tart was also only so so. however, the service is excellent.

Thank cc12342015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their pour over coffee was pretty top notch and the baristas go out of their way to be friendly. I would definitely recommend it for the specialty coffee connoisseur!

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came the morning after the Chicago marathon so I know they were swamped but they got our drinks wrong twice and the coffee was bitter. The iced latte was good. For a brew bar I’d say it’s average but if you don’t want to...More

Thank MrsHolt4Life
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This place is located right in the center, a few steps off Michigan. It's a busy, popular place. Our kids and grandkids loved it. Great food and drink, but pricey.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Took two business meetings at this coffee shop and it was just an outstanding spot to enjoy coffee, tea and good conversation - which we could do because the volume here was such that we could understand each other the entire time. So very much...More

Thank sfdann
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and area. I had the angeleno which is a hand shaken vanilla latte. It was delicious!

Thank squiggles92414
Reviewed 15 October 2017

While I was on a walking tour at Millennium Park I asked my tour guide if she had any coffee shop recommendations and she told me without a doubt to try this place - and WOW I am so glad she did. This was the...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

There was about 40 minutes left before my 10 am guided tour by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. So I decided to explore this recommended café closeby. It was about 9am in the morning and café was half full. The atmosphere was relaxing and the staff...More

Thank cindy c
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We entered this place based on recommendation as one of the best place in Chicago Loop to get real coffee experience. We were not disappointed, baristas serve very good espressos with several great option on the beans. You can also take away coffee pack to...More

Thank Gilles W
Nearby
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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11 November 2017|
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Response from Gilles W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, there is free WIFI at this place... enjoy :)
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-7503
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-920-9332
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