Metropolis Cafe Archives

A Caffeinated Proposal

Metropolis would like to introduce you to Lindsey and Luigi, two Café regulars who have a special story we’d like to share. Lindsey and Luigi met while studying at Loyola University’s nursing program. For them, studying at Metropolis (just a few blocks south of Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus) was a little more comfortable than in the [...]

“Gallery Life” Exhibition at Cafe … NOW!

  Gallery Life Photography by Tom Callahan and Rene Marban Metropolis Cafe, March 10 – April 15, 2013   Gallery Life Exhibition Video   Come see this exciting photography exhibition at the Cafe, now through April 15th.  Want to see more? Photoblog To contact the artists: ReneMarban@yahoo and/or tcalphotography@gmail.com  

Coffee and Roller Derby Haiku Contest

Thanks to all our Facebook friends who participated in our little impromptu haiku contest in honor of T.S. Helliot, Metropolis’ own Windy City Roller! We loved all the submissions we received, so narrowing it down to a top three was a tough job. Here’s what our resident poets came up with: Colin – Roller derby [...]

Cafe Music Schedule March 2013 – May 2013

  Hey Metropolites! Here is our music schedule for the next few months. Easy rule of thumb: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, there will be a performance! We hope you’ll come a join us support these local musicians! March 2013: Mark B. Owen March 13, 6pm – 7pm     Sandy Andina March 27, 6pm – [...]

Barista Art at Metropolis in February!

This week we asked Metropolis Cafe Art Director, Chelsea, to share some thoughts on the Cafe art program and to give us a sneak-peek on the barista art show coming to the walls of Metropolis next month! Upon receiving the position of Art Director of the cafe, I was unsure that I was the woman [...]

Colombia Geisha and Other Coffee Marvels

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Sean from the Metropolis Roasterie to ask him a few questions about the new Colombia Geisha. Geisha, in general, has received a lot of press lately, so we wanted to get some more information on what all the buzz is about. Check out what Sean has [...]

Music Returns to Metropolis in 2013!

One of our resolutions for 2013 was to get the live music program restarted. Well, it’s happening! Thanks to the hard work of Jonathan, our music coordinator, Metropolis is proud to present the January/February schedule for live music at the Cafe. Each 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, look for a performance — it [...]

“Transforming Metropolis”: Brian Truex at the Cafe

The current art exposition at Metropolis Cafe is titled “Transforming Metropolis.” In this collection, Brian Truex, an artist who resides in Edgewater, invites his viewers to explore the wonder and mysteries inherent in life. Truex’s arresting pieces force one to take notice, which is his intent for these works. Last week I had the opportunity [...]

Hullabaloo Holiday Blend Available! + New Merch

Debuting this year is a brand new blend crafted by the Metropolis roasting team for the 2012 holiday season. Hullabaloo Holiday Blend is silky and sweet in the cup with fruit notes and a heavy body. It’s a combination of seasonal South and Central American coffees with an Ethiopian twist. The roasters assure us that [...]

First Customer at Metropolis Cafe–Ever!

One cold, early Saturday morning in 2003, Philip Hale became Metropolis Cafe’s first paying customer. He was won over by the same charm that so many have experienced here since. When Hale, vice president of government affairs at Loyola University, walked in, comfort was the first word to pop into his mind, he says. “It [...]

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