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Caffe Moderno


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Reviewed April 4, 2019

We stopped here between viewing the artwork in the Impressionist and Modern/Contemporary art galleries at the Art Institute, and had a nice mid-afternoon snack to tide us over. The cookies were huge and very good--we had a sunrise cookie and a brown butter, both great,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dunadan
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This place is nearly always busy, and it's amazingly short staffed with only two people for long lines of patrons. Though they are efficient and probably start the day with good moods, by late afternoon, someone requesting an actual plate for their crispy on the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Beer, wine, coffee, tea, water and other liquids join snacks such as cookies, chips, sandwiches at this counter-service bar in the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. Quick service and common seating will provide a quick energy boost for visitors.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dan M
Reviewed August 11, 2018

At the Caffe Moderno, the line may be long, but it moves fast. The menu is Italian influenced. If you are unlucky, you may not get a seat, The space is light and airy, it's up near the Institute's roof. Our coffee nd tea was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

While you are visiting the museum this is a nice cafe for short break withon the museum and getting ready to visit other parts of museum. It is located on the 2nd floor. Very nice coffee and great selection of sodas and sweets. They also...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Josien_Dennis
Reviewed November 18, 2017

The tomato-basil soup was good, but there was nothing else for lunch beyond cake, muffins or cookies. Very disappointing. To serve the needs of patrons his place should at least have prepared sandwiches available.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank operalover939
Reviewed April 3, 2017

In the midst of many hours at the Institute; MOderno provided a welcome surprise with the quality of the soup and the sandwich we shared here. Good investment.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank terrymR3609FK
Reviewed March 31, 2017

What a wonderful oasis - a place to sit down mid-museum. Didn't try the food, but I'm sure it was good. At 3 pm, coffee was the order and they didn't disappoint. Grab a chair if you see one - or send a friend to...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank TravelingMomofFive
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We were tired and needed a rest and this spot was perfect. We had refreshing drinks -- iced coffees, hot chocolates -- and the place offers food, too. I saw some folks enjoying a good-looking soup, for example.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank RhodeScholar123
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Light selection of food, good popcorn. Seating mostly at high tables and uncomfortable high stools. If you can select more comfortable chairs at perimeter seating. You'll be facing the wall but there are intermittent plugs for electronics and the chairs are more comfortable.

Date of visit: September 2016
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