Many roasters claim they have the best beans, but when it comes down to it, the only place in Chicago where you can get really special coffee is Intelligentsia. During my 10+ years in the coffee business I have never come across so many incredible, rare coffees in one place. I live in an outlying neighborhood in the city, yet I make sure to bring all visitors to the cafe on Broadway. What a great impression of Chicago!
Pros: Close to CTA, Great people watching, Fabulous product