Intelligentsia Coffee

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This gigantic, independent coffee house in Lakeview East encourages patrons to sit, read, think, and chat all day -- and, of course, drink coffee. Beans are roasted at Intelligentsia's Roasting Works (1850 W. Fulton Market) and transferred to the store fresh daily. Muffins, scones, cookies, croissants and brownies are available; Intelligentsia sells pre-made sandwiches from local artisan cheese and wine shop Pastoral, plus seasonally inspired charcuterie and cheese plates like the Midwest Lunch--featuring chevre, marcoot forest alpine, tulum cheddar and dried apricots. Merchandise includes coffee and tea in bulk as well as sweets such as chocolate covered coffee beans and chocolate covered blueberries.