Went to Orange - Lincoln Park while visiting a friend in Chicago. The restaurant was incredibly crowded that Saturday morning. We didn't have a terribly long wait but I do think they need a larger location because there's nowhere to wait really. I had to keep moving out of the way for servers to get through. Oh well, space is a premium in large cities. :)
It's an open floor plan, I remember thinking it felt sunny and bright. The decor is modern and white with some pops of color.
The frushi is to die for and somewhat rich, so although you just get a couple of pieces per order, it's well worth it. I believe we had an orange with coconut rice and a strawberry-kiwi with watermelon rice. The coconut rice was rich and sweet without being overpowering.I'm not a huge fan of coconut but this was truly amazing! The presentation is fun too; just like sushi.
We ordered the Orange coffee thinking it was the house blend. What a pleasant surprise! It's actually coffee roasted with orange flavor or peel. Unlimited refills. It was so unique and surprisingly excellent. I rarely drink coffee black but I could with this one; it was so flavorful and I think too much cream would overwhelm the delicate orange flavor. I bought a half-pound of whole bean to take home. I ground some up and shared with a friend and she loved it too. I will say that if you take some home and don't plan to use it in about 10 days, I'd freeze it. It's very, very fresh when you first get it. About day 10, it was losing flavor and the oiliness on the bean (I kept it sealed but I think air might have gotten to it anyways) also.
Had the Peppercorn Raspberry Egg Sandwich; it was good although I felt the smoked bacon got lost in the other ingredients. I think I'd be happier with something else off the menu. Although I didn't order the Chai Tea French toast, it looked amazing and a friend said she's had it and it's great. They also have a kids menu that looks so fun. The little girls next to us ordered the Fruity Pebble Baby Cakes and they looked adorable! Topped with fruity pebble sprinkles on the butter.
Unlike other reviewers, I didn't get an overly-hipster vibe from this place but that may be because it was a summer weekend; I saw lots of families on my visit. Our waiter was pleasant although a little slow with our whole bean coffee order at the end. He seemed a bit overwhelmed.
Total: $15 (including cost of 2 orders of frushi, coffee, & tip split 4 ways and separate price of my sandwich).
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