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Lavazza Espression Cafe

Magnificent Mile
Coffee Shop
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875 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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awesome latte

Had one of the best latte's I have ever had here. Coffee was not bitter at all, they followed my custom order without having to repeat instructions. Way better than star bucks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
Ryan F
Wilmington, North Carolina
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Illinois US
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143 reviews 143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Six of us visited this place and were really dissapointed. Staff was RUDE. They had no decaf and insisted the only way to get it was to order an Americano.....at full price. Then to top things off, shortly after we got our drinks they tossed us out since they decided to close at 4PM. We said they should let us... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Had one of the best latte's I have ever had here. Coffee was not bitter at all, they followed my custom order without having to repeat instructions. Way better than star bucks.

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a somewhat full ham and cheese croissant here, which was realky nice. Good coffee too, wigh friendky staff. Café a little small, though, but good value all the same!

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Chicago, Illinois
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228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Loved the gelato, the iced coffee, and chance to sit outside and watch the world go by. Lots of Italians and french alike so you know its good. Some of the smoothest coffee is Lavazza. Sat for an hour with friends, chatted and people watched, great fun.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Friend told me about this place and decided to check it out with one of my other friends. It was a pretty cool experience. The coffee is pretty good, but where this place shines is the atmosphere and view. Really unique place and super cool. Worth the trip.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We always like to stop here while visiting Chicago. It's in the trendiest Chicago neighborhood on the Magnificent Mile and is a great place to have a coffee or excellent hot chocolate on the cold Chicago day and the not-too-sweet muffins. It's reliable and comfortable.

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Nashville, Tennessee
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Great coffee with an even better view - from the 94th floor of the John Hancock Observatory! Choose a day and time when the number of visitors is likely to be low, and sit in the cafe simply soaking up the fabulous views of Chicago way below you!

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Grand Ledge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

If you expect great Italian pastries, be sure you visit the day they bring them in fresh. Apparently that was not my lucky day. They were all one day old! But I got a refund to soothe my disappointment. Being from Turin, Italy, the home of Lavazza, I was expecting an Italian tradition. The baristas were very courteous and apologetic,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

After Running Around in the area we were Looking for a Good Espresso to get our power back.this small Espresso Bar,could be in Milano and the Cappuccino and the Sweatshirt wer perfect !

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Woodridge, Illinois
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The atmosphere: The food: we did not have any food but I think they are trying to go for an artisan modern flair for the food menu. We tried the coffees and hot chocolate for this firt and last time. The coffees are rated very high with " it's like eating coffee clouds" but we did not experience that. it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 875 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Staying in Magnificent Mile

Neighborhood Profile
Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.