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Maddiebird Bakery Cupcakes At Metropolis Cafe

And, yum. We’ve all been enjoying the Maddiebird Cupcakes we now have on sale at Metropolis Cafe thanks to our friend and neighbor, Michele McAtee. Here’s an ever-growing gallery of photos for you to ogle, and we’ll continue to add to it as she comes up with new ideas, which is daily. Thanks for supporting [...]

Attention to Detail: The Life’s Work of Kevin Landis

The various works of art by adopted Chicagoan Kevin Landis, currently on display at Metropolis Cafe, are just some of the artistic fruits of his lifelong fascination with–and dedication to–the production of art no matter the time, tithe or toll. Meaning, what you see on the walls at Metropolis Cafe represents a lifetime of work [...]

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 [...]

Intelligentsia on Tap at Metropolis Cafe

A Message from Metropolis’ Tony Dreyfuss I’ve watched as coffee lovers become entrenched into brand camps. At first blush, this would seem to work to our advantage. We have a great brand, fully backed by the finest coffees that we can find.  We have our own approach to sourcing and roasting, and those differences appear [...]

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 [...]

Metropolis Cafe Featured Artist: Ashley T. Samson

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…? [...]

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