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Intelligentsia Coffee

53 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-7503
+1 312-920-9332
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (27 reviews)
“iced latte” (5 reviews)
“pop overs” (7 reviews)
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53 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-7503
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Downtown Good latte, few table to work, was cold inside Not too noisy Service good. Better than the Starbucks across the street!

Thank Gege4444
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had cappuccinos here and thought they were good enough to take a picture of.We would return.

1  Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

As a barista visiting Chicago, I really enjoyed feeling at home in third wave coffee culture. :) The guys at Intelligentsia make a mean cappuccino and the espresso was delightfully sweet and nutty--you could tell the barista had pulled a perfect shot. My husband got...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Great spot to grab an amazing coffee. Lots of variety. Knowledgeable staff. Baked goods are average.

Thank Aubrey F
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We loved this place for cappuccinos & made several visits. It’s a 10 min walk from The Gwen or a quick taxi ride.

Thank DrHollingsworth
Reviewed 3 December 2017 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 December 2017

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 22 November 2017 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 20 November 2017 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
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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
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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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