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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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Amazing views!!

The views are amazing! The food is as well! Go in the evening to see the city lit up! Totally worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It depends on your personal taste: if you like a modern, sleek, colorful place for a smart brake enjoying good coffee, this place is suitable. I missed the point of it, since it wasn't clear if I could get food or just coffee and pastry. It's was clean and fresh, with nice design. I asked for a double espresso and... More 

Thank Hedin
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The views are amazing! The food is as well! Go in the evening to see the city lit up! Totally worth it!

Thank 411cindy
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

good atmosphere, quality coffee, good selection of sides. .nice locating and an easy walk from many hotels. same price as a Starbucks with a better quality coffee and atmosphere.

Thank roccleu
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank maureent90
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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. .

Thank escheye
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120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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.

Thank redanman
Illinois US
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 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 

Thank Richard B
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.

Thank Ryan F
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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!

Thank LizardKing63
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.

Thank hungry_eye

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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.