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The Kitchen Is Open: New Food at Metropolis Cafe

We are pleased to announce that we now have serious, made-to-order food at Metropolis Cafe. Renowned local chef Hugh Amano, of Food on the Dole fame, has developed, sourced, and trained us on this incredible new menu and we’re all happy about it–hope you are, too. Do you want “Steel Cut Oatmeal with Sour Cherries,” [...]

Metropolis Cafe Featured Artist: Heather Blecher

Located in Edgewater, one of the country’s most eclectic locales, the Metropolis Café is relaxed and without attitude. Our customers come from all walks of life and we love ‘em all. And they seem to love our coffee and tea, our sweet and savory bites, and our accomplished vegan menu. Did we mention art, music…? [...]

Why the Clever over the v60?

There’s a pretty spirited debate in the coffee world about which pour-over device reigns supreme. Every pour-over has pros and cons, but in the end, we decided to side with the clever for the following reasons: Consistency: The v60 is almost impossible to maintain consistency on and with different baristas making the pour-overs, our risk [...]

Art At Metropolis Cafe: One Heart One Soul

The featured artist(s) at Metropolis Cafe this month: some of the coolest kids in the world creating art as a way to deal with teen homelessness. They are participants in Unspoken Words, a summer program that serves as a platform for homeless youth to speak out and raise awareness of their situation. We couldn’t be [...]

Confessions Of A Chicago Coffee Wife

By: Meghan Sherman How Did I Get Here?!?! Anyone? Help! As a kid I never pictured myself standing at a cupping table discussing the flavor profile and acidity levels of various coffees. I never would have guessed that I would be going on “coffee crawls” and visiting upwards of five coffee shops in one day [...]

We’ve Got Talent–And A Cause

Good times come free with a visit to Metropolis Cafe on July 23 for our ridiculously fun “Talent Show.” Meander into Metropolis Cafe about 5 p.m. and have our sweet-as-pie baristas create your favorite caffeinated (or not!) beverage. Now, sit back, relax and support a good cause. We’re hoping for a good turnout of wide-ranging [...]

A Curious Garden In A Parking Lot

We love it when byproducts of the roasting process at Metropolis Coffee Company become fodder for the greater good and that’s what’s going on at Haymarket Gardens, an “open source urban agriculture experiment” by Dan Scotti and Tim Sparer. Scotti and Sparer are pouring blood, sweat and tears (i.e. hard labor) into a plot of [...]

Metropolis Coffee Featured Artist: Jen Pagonis

Located in Edgewater, one of the country’s most eclectic locales, the Metropolis Café is relaxed and without attitude. Our customers come from all walks of life and we love ‘em all. And they seem to love our coffee and tea, our sweet and savory bites, and our accomplished vegan menu. Did we mention art, music…? [...]

Music at Metropolis Cafe: Molly Robison

She’s a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but Molly Robison is for sure not afraid. Her friends won’t let her be. This native of the Chicago area is finishing up music studies at Columbia College Chicago, but isn’t waiting around for a degree to get things started. She released her [...]

Yolk: It’s What’s For Brunch!

What would you consider THE most integral items for a classic American brunch? Eggs—check. Potatoes—check. Coffee—check. We here at Metropolis Coffee Company would choose the last item, of course–it’s what we do. We expect Taki Kastanis, owner and visionary of Yolk restaurants in Chicago, would pick the first–and we wouldn’t have it any other way. [...]

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