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the Coffee Alley

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1152 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4292
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Buford, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

I was exploring the neighborhood with a friend and came across this quaint coffee shop. The menu displayed outside was quite appealing, so I was very excited to go inside to find out more about the milk tea. I asked the waitress to explain the milk tea. She told me the ingredients and suggested that I get the rose flavor... More 

Thank Natasha B
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 21, 2015

Instead of studying all the time in my room or at the library I decided to find a coffee place to try and study. I found The Coffee Alley online and decided to try it out. I fell in love with the place, it's usually quiet in the evening, has plenty of space to accommodate various people either hanging out,... More 

Thank John K
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

I wanted to be excited about this place when I laid eyes on it. However, that starry eyed feeling quickly left me when I received slightly indifferent treatment and a shorted cup of coffee. I ordered a 12oz cup of coffee and upon receipt the cup literally only had about 5oz of coffee. I politely pointed this out and asked... More 

Thank FoodFamilyLady
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

This little spot in Chicago's Little Italy has great atmosphere. The brick floor and walls and nice seating make this a great spot to visit with friends and sip coffee. My Americano was good but not the best I have ever had. We would stop again.

Thank stevenrealife
Miami, Florida, USA
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230 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Very clean, dark and quiet atmosphere. Found the gelato surprising and good. Not much seating up front. Nice sized table for a committee meeting toward the back.

Thank DuffelBag
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I've dropped in for coffee here a few times and am always impressed with how delicious it is. Definitely a quality cup of coffee. There is also an ample offering of sandwiches/paninis, soups, salads, pastries, oatmeal and other breakfast and snack items. The place is charming, inviting, and comfy. Great for a quick coffee or hanging out to read, study,... More 

Thank traveller211
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2013

This is a nice surprise among the famous Italian restaurants on Taylor Street. There's live music on weekend nights (perfect after dinner) and student art and cozy brick decor and I had the most delicious panini for lunch today. Plus, the coffee is much better than the chains.

Thank Susan O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1152 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4292
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?