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Lavazza Espression Cafe

Magnificent Mile
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875 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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9:00 am - 5:00 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

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Best European coffee

The coffee served here is European and is very different from a Starbucks experience. This coffee is best enjoyed by experienced travelers and foodies. .

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I love coffee and the store is beautiful and they have so many menu items and so many bakery items. I couldn't make a decision on what to eat. But the lack of organization in their coffee order taking system was ridiculous. People were waiting 10 minutes. Insane!

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The coffee served here is European and is very different from a Starbucks experience. This coffee is best enjoyed by experienced travelers and foodies. .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Proper temperature tasty espresso drinks and very nice pastries consistently good. Was in Drake Hotel and ate a few Ham and Cheese Croissants as well as daily espresso drinks.

Illinois US
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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 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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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.

Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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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!

Chicago, Illinois
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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.

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.

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.

Nashville, Tennessee
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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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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: Cafe


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.