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Topic: Lombard, near Chicago (8 msgs / 474 lines)
1) From: Tim TenClay
I'm in Lombard (Western side of Chicago) all week...any suggestions
for good coffee? (besides bringing my own, which I did).
Grace and Peace,
 `tim
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2) From: Jim Mitchell
2nd this request, I'm also on the West side, trapped in Irving Park for a 
month with a wife, two cats and a Zach & Dani's...
Cheers
Jim

3) From: David Schooley
Welcome to the coffee wasteland... I live in Elmhurst, which is just  
a few miles east of Lombard. The coffee shops out here are limited to  
the chains. Starbucks are all over the place with a few Carribou  
Coffee places here and there. There is a place in Downers Grove that  
sells Intelly. I have only been by it once and I did not go inside. I  
will track down directions when I am at work today.
The Borders book store off of HW83 near the Oak Brook shopping center  
has a Seattle's Best. The cappuccino is about what you would expect.  
I have not tried the brewed coffee. They emphasize dark roasts. There  
is a Gloria Jean's in the mall. The espresso is hit or miss. It is  
not a bad place to buy beans in a pinch.
Lumes Pancake House on Roosevelt and Summit (Villa Park) brews up  
good coffee to go with your breakfast.
Since you are in the neighborhood, you should visit Intelligentsia at  
least once. Driving in Chicago traffic can be an experience,  
especially during the day, so take the train. It is not bad after  
working hours if you park in one of the underground garages in the  
Grant Park/Millennium Park area.
On Jul 10, 2006, at 7:29 AM, Tim TenClay wrote:
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4) From: Thbull
I live in a NW suburb of Chicago and I second this. I've not been to
the new location on the Mag. Mile, but I had a chance to visit the
roastery and see their opperation from the inside.
Definately take the train.
I know that Sandy might also have some locations to suggest too.
Peace and good coffee hunting!
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5) From: Sandy Andina
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Irving Park (if you're talking about the Old Irving Park neighborhood  
w/in the city limits on the NW Side) is convenient to the CTA Blue  
Line L: station is on Irving Park/Pulaski/Milwaukee, right by the  
Kennedy Expwy; from there on south to Chicago Ave., the stations are  
all along Milwaukee Ave.  There is a small indie coffeeshop (I forget  
the name, but I pass it weekly on my way back from voice lessons)  
just north of the North Ave. stop, just a few doors south of the  
intersection of North, Milwaukee, and Damen.  The Blue Line will also  
take you downtown to Randolph & Dearborn, where you exit the subway  
and are just a few blocks from Intelligentsia's newest shop near  
Millennium Park; or you can ride a couple extra stops to Jackson &  
Dearborn, and walk upstairs to their Monadnock Building shop just  
outside the station entrance, which is my favorite (though I will  
admit I have not yet seen the newest shop). I too have taken the  
roastery tour and basic barista skills class--highly recommend it.  
The class is only once a month and the next one may already be full,  
but the roastery tours are free and much more frequent. It is not  
convenient to the CTA, however--more than a  half mile from the  
Ashland & Lake St. station on the Green Line,  through not the most  
pleasant neighborhoods (a block or two bordering on "urban pioneer"  
territory and the rest of the way amid warehouses and factories). The  
original store is on Broadway, two blocks south of Belmont, a fair  
hike east (1/3 mile) from the Belmont stop on the Red Line. Parking  
is tight.
You can switch to the Red Line at Washington/Randolph & Dearborn  
(walk through the tunnel to the Randolph & State platform) and take  
it north to Granville Ave. 2 bl. e. at 1030 W. Granville is  
Metropolis Coffee, which has wonderful beans and an on-premises  
roaster, which you can probably tour if you call and ask in advance.   
They are my favorite in the Chicago area.  There is a small parking  
lot a couple of doors east, but sometimes you can find on-street  
parking.
If you have a car you have more options.  North in Evanston (on  
Central St. near Lincolnwood Dr.) is Casteel & Co., which does its  
own roasting on-site.  (A full mile west of the Central St. Metra  
station). Along Broadway in Lakeview/Boys Town (about 3 bl. south of  
Addison, which CTA stop is 1/4 mi west) is Coffee & Tea Exchange;  
they roast their own coffees, albeit off-premisies. Parking is nearly  
impossible in this very congested neighborhood where few residences  
have garages, In Naperville, at the corner of Washington & Jefferson  
along the Riverwalk (not far from the Metra station) is ArborVitae  
Java & Juice, which roasts on-premises.  Of course, there are  
numerous Caribou outlets (the Blue Moose vs. the Green Mermaid) whose  
coffees are roasted lighter than Charbucks but only marginally  
fresher.  In the supermarkets, Papanicholas is locally roasted and  
generally has good turnover, much fresher than the national chain  
shops but not as fresh as the individual roasteries.   In the SW  
corner of Naperville, in the NaperBrook area on Rt. 59 at 87th St.,  
is Fat Bean Coffeehouse, which carries Alterra Coffees, roasted in  
Milwaukee.
On Jul 10, 2006, at 9:20 AM, Thbull wrote:
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Sandy
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Irving Park (if you're talking =
about the Old Irving Park neighborhood w/in the city limits on the NW =
Side) is convenient to the CTA Blue Line L: station is on Irving =
Park/Pulaski/Milwaukee, right by the Kennedy Expwy; from there on south =
to Chicago Ave., the stations are all along Milwaukee Ave.  There is a =
small indie coffeeshop (I forget the name, but I pass it weekly on my =
way back from voice lessons) just north of the North Ave. stop, just a =
few doors south of the intersection of North, Milwaukee, and Damen.  =
The Blue Line will also take you downtown to Randolph & Dearborn, =
where you exit the subway and are just a few blocks from =
Intelligentsia's newest shop near Millennium Park; or you can ride a =
couple extra stops to Jackson & Dearborn, and walk upstairs to their =
Monadnock Building shop just outside the station entrance, which is my =
favorite (though I will admit I have not yet seen the newest shop). I =
too have taken the roastery tour and basic barista skills class--highly =
recommend it. The class is only once a month and the next one may =
already be full, but the roastery tours are free and much more frequent. =
It is not convenient to the CTA, however--more than a  half mile from =
the Ashland & Lake St. station on the Green Line,  through not the =
most pleasant neighborhoods (a block or two bordering on "urban pioneer" =
territory and the rest of the way amid warehouses and factories). The =
original store is on Broadway, two blocks south of Belmont, a fair hike =
east (1/3 mile) from the Belmont stop on the Red Line. Parking is =
tight.
You can = switch to the Red Line at Washington/Randolph & Dearborn (walk = through the tunnel to the Randolph & State platform) and take it = north to Granville Ave. 2 bl. e. at 1030 W. Granville is Metropolis = Coffee, which has wonderful beans and an on-premises roaster, which you = can probably tour if you call and ask in advance.  They are my = favorite in the Chicago area.  There is a small parking lot a couple = of doors east, but sometimes you can find on-street = parking.
If = you have a car you have more options.  North in Evanston (on Central = St. near Lincolnwood Dr.) is Casteel & Co., which does its own = roasting on-site.  (A full mile west of the Central St. Metra = station). Along Broadway in Lakeview/Boys Town (about 3 bl. south of = Addison, which CTA stop is 1/4 mi west) is Coffee & Tea Exchange; = they roast their own coffees, albeit off-premisies. Parking is nearly = impossible in this very congested neighborhood where few residences have = garages, In Naperville, at the corner of Washington & Jefferson = along the Riverwalk (not far from the Metra station) is ArborVitae Java = & Juice, which roasts on-premises.  Of course, there are numerous = Caribou outlets (the Blue Moose vs. the Green Mermaid) whose coffees are = roasted lighter than Charbucks but only marginally fresher.  In the = supermarkets, Papanicholas is locally roasted and generally has good = turnover, much fresher than the national chain shops but not as fresh as = the individual roasteries.   In the SW corner of Naperville, in the = NaperBrook area on Rt. 59 at 87th St., is Fat Bean Coffeehouse, which = carries Alterra Coffees, roasted in Milwaukee. On Jul 10, = 2006, at 9:20 AM, Thbull wrote:
I live in a NW suburb of Chicago and I second this. = I've not been tothe new location on the Mag. = Mile, but I had a chance to visit theroastery = and see their opperation from the inside. I know that Sandy might also = have some locations to suggest too. Peace and good coffee = hunting! On 7/10/06, David Schooley <dcschooley> = wrote:<SNIP> Since you are in the = neighborhood, you should visit Intelligentsia atleast once. <SNIP>homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = = --Apple-Mail-77-302839263--

6) From: Rob Combs
Rev Tim:
You might want to try Java- Juice, http://www.java-juice.comlocated in
Naperville.  Its a small independent shop, they roast on-site and are a
freindly bunch.  Depending on where your at in Lombard, its no more than 20
minutes away.  The store is located across the street from the river walk
and offers a nice stroll on the weekend.
Rob Combs

7) From: Sandy Andina
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I play there on occasion.
On Jul 10, 2006, at 4:40 PM, Rob Combs wrote:
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I play there on =
occasion.  
On Jul 10, 2006, at 4:40 PM, Rob Combs =
wrote:
Rev Tim: You might want to try Java- Juice,  http://www.java-juice.comlocated = in Naperville.  Its a small independent shop, they roast on-site and = are a freindly bunch.  Depending on where your at in Lombard, = its no more than 20 minutes away.  The store is located across the = street from the river walk and offers a nice stroll on the weekend= .  Rob Combs = --Apple-Mail-88-324872393--

8) From: David Schooley
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My sister-in-law will not forgive me if I fail to mention the  
Bourgeois Pig in Lincoln Park (W. Fullerton and Halsted or the  
Fullerton stops on the Red or Brown Lines.) Go east on Fullerton from  
Halsted. She loved the place when she and my brother lived in  
Chicago. My only visit was when I went there to get her some beans.  
Think wooden floors and brick walls covered with books. Do not even  
think of going in with a Starbuck's cup (or a cup from any other  
large coffee chain.)
The Intelligentsia Roasting Works tour is $7 if not included with the  
Barista class. The tour is well worth it.
On Jul 10, 2006, at 1:30 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
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My sister-in-law will not =
forgive me if I fail to mention the Bourgeois Pig in Lincoln Park (W. =
Fullerton and Halsted or the Fullerton stops on the Red or Brown Lines.) =
Go east on Fullerton from Halsted. She loved the place when she and my =
brother lived in Chicago. My only visit was when I went there to get her =
some beans. Think wooden floors and brick walls covered with books. Do =
not even think of going in with a Starbuck's cup (or a cup from any =
other large coffee chain.) 
The Intelligentsia Roasting = Works tour is $7 if not included with the Barista class. The tour is = well worth it.
On Jul 10, 2006, = at 1:30 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
Irving = Park (if you're talking about the Old Irving Park neighborhood w/in the = city limits on the NW Side) is convenient to the CTA Blue Line L: = station is on Irving Park/Pulaski/Milwaukee, right by the Kennedy Expwy; = from there on south to Chicago Ave., the stations are all along = Milwaukee Ave.  There is a small indie coffeeshop (I forget the name, = but I pass it weekly on my way back from voice lessons) just north of = the North Ave. stop, just a few doors south of the intersection of = North, Milwaukee, and Damen.  The Blue Line will also take you = downtown to Randolph & Dearborn, where you exit the subway and are = just a few blocks from Intelligentsia's newest shop near Millennium = Park; or you can ride a couple extra stops to Jackson & Dearborn, = and walk upstairs to their Monadnock Building shop just outside the = station entrance, which is my favorite (though I will admit I have not = yet seen the newest shop). I too have taken the roastery tour and basic = barista skills class--highly recommend it. The class is only once a = month and the next one may already be full, but the roastery tours are = free and much more frequent. It is not convenient to the CTA, = however--more than a  half mile from the Ashland & Lake St. = station on the Green Line,  through not the most pleasant = neighborhoods (a block or two bordering on "urban pioneer" territory and = the rest of the way amid warehouses and factories). The original store = is on Broadway, two blocks south of Belmont, a fair hike east (1/3 mile) = from the Belmont stop on the Red Line. Parking is tight.
You can switch to the Red = Line at Washington/Randolph & Dearborn (walk through the tunnel to = the Randolph & State platform) and take it north to Granville Ave. 2 = bl. e. at 1030 W. Granville is Metropolis Coffee, which has wonderful = beans and an on-premises roaster, which you can probably tour if you = call and ask in advance.  They are my favorite in the Chicago area.  = There is a small parking lot a couple of doors east, but sometimes you = can find on-street parking.
If you have a car you have = more options.  North in Evanston (on Central St. near Lincolnwood Dr.) = is Casteel & Co., which does its own roasting on-site.  (A full = mile west of the Central St. Metra station). Along Broadway in = Lakeview/Boys Town (about 3 bl. south of Addison, which CTA stop is 1/4 = mi west) is Coffee & Tea Exchange; they roast their own coffees, = albeit off-premisies. Parking is nearly impossible in this very = congested neighborhood where few residences have garages, In Naperville, = at the corner of Washington & Jefferson along the Riverwalk (not far = from the Metra station) is ArborVitae Java & Juice, which roasts = on-premises.  Of course, there are numerous Caribou outlets (the Blue = Moose vs. the Green Mermaid) whose coffees are roasted lighter than = Charbucks but only marginally fresher.  In the supermarkets, = Papanicholas is locally roasted and generally has good turnover, much = fresher than the national chain shops but not as fresh as the individual = roasteries.   In the SW corner of Naperville, in the NaperBrook area = on Rt. 59 at 87th St., is Fat Bean Coffeehouse, which carries Alterra = Coffees, roasted in Milwaukee. On Jul 10, 2006, at 9:20 AM, = Thbull wrote:
I live in a NW suburb of Chicago = and I second this. I've not been tothe new = location on the Mag. Mile, but I had a chance to visit theroastery and see their opperation from the = inside.Definately take the = train. I know that Sandy might also have some locations to = suggest too. Peace and good coffee hunting! On = 7/10/06, David Schooley <dcschooley> = wrote:<SNIP> Since you are in the = neighborhood, you should visit Intelligentsia atleast once. <SNIP>homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = = --Apple-Mail-3-327146408--


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