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Intelligentsia Coffee

53 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-7503
+1 312-920-9332
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“beans” (29 reviews)
“iced latte” (5 reviews)
“scones” (13 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
53 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-7503
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

We stopped here for breakfast and a place to get some work done recently, so grabbed a corner and settled in with our computers. The line for coffee was long here, clearly a popular spot. Not being a big coffee person, I opted for a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cdkassotis
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

I read good reviews about this place hence I decided to have breakfast on one of those early jetlagged mornings. First up, their pastries are pretty mediocre and they didn't feel like freshly made. I had a cappuccino and it was nice but nothing too...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ankit N
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great coffee; carefully prepared. Ample seating where you can enjoy yourself. Good baked goods but they go fast!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trekandmore
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

This is the place for nice coffee in Chicago, the preparation is thoughtful and the people are lovely! The cafe is not huge seating is a bit limited, and you may have to queue.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank exploringnortherner
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Overpriced and very low quality coffee & matcha products. Starbucks is a better deal. Tiny servings but high prices. The only positive experience from the visit was their dedication to refusing the straw and saving the turtles

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank omillz
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

As a Melbourne Australia coffee snob, the concept of finding a decent espresso in Chicago was high on my list. I asked for an espresso in my high-end hotel and watched the server press a button on an automated machine 😪 so imagine my excitement...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JanineManwaring
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Excellent espresso, great espresso drinks, tasty pastries. The line was long and the prices were kind of high but not out of line for the quality of the drinks.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tom l
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Nice to get great coffee where it is generally so poor in the US . Nice venue with a good vibe and a good feel.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MurrayF_13
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Intelligentsia is simply excellent. The coffee is delicious and the atmosphere is perfect...until a guy doing work sits down next to you at the bar and takes a business call. But, such is life, and the coffee is still delicious!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 959petel
Reviewed September 14, 2018

In the mid-morning hour, it was quite busy, not too clean, sort of hectic, with a wait at the counter. The cafe is located near a very busy intersection of Randolph and State. I had an impression that this cafe is popular with the local...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank irina g
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Mike W
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Response from Reyna Y | Reviewed this property |
That I am not sure. Sorry.
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Response from 578gillesw | 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>  > Theater District
  • Neighborhood: Theater District
  • Phone Number: +1 312-920-9332
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