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Dark Matter Coffee (Star Lounge Coffee Bar)

Dark Matter Coffee (Star Lounge Coffee Bar)

Coffee Shop, Tea Room, and Lounge$$$$
West Town, Chicago
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    Carrie g.
    "Definitely the best coffee and coffee bar in town!"(4 Tips)
    Diana R.
    "The mayan mocha is amazing for an extra kick :-)"(3 Tips)
    Lorenzo S.
    "The Agave Latte is amazing, but the Mayan Mocha leaves a kick."(2 Tips)
    Alison
    "Dolor de oro is awesome !"(2 Tips)
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  • C R.heart icon on user image
    C ReyJuly 6, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    The O-G Dark Matter lounge w/ incredible coffee, brewing gear, and patio. Try a cortado or their infamous Chocolate City iced coffee. Be sure to get a Do-Rite donut or croissant and hang for awhile.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • JenKuduheart icon on user image
    JenKuduJune 2, 2015
    I opted for a pot of Assam black tea. Delicious and clean. The ginger snap latte is where it's at though. Not too sweet, just like a ginger snap cookie :)
  • Michael M.heart icon on user image
    Michael MorganMay 20, 2021
    Love this location in particular. The outdoor space is spacious and cozy. The inside and outside of the building is decorated in usual Dark Matter style of art. Even the restroom is cute!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJanuary 20, 2012
    "Sidle up to the 'bar' for a taste of Dark Matter coffee, which is roasted in eight-pound batches above the café in unusual flavor profiles that have caught the attention of area restaurants." Read more
  • Elijah O.heart icon on user image
    Elijah OlsonOctober 5, 2016
    Coffee and Espresso is seriously good and totally affordable. There's plenty of room inside and it's open late. I've had trouble with the wifi, but if you aren't dependent upon it, this place is great
  • It's A Major Plusheart icon on user image
    It's A Major PlusFebruary 1, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Fantastic coffee concoctions, Dolor de Oro if you feel brave, Gingersnap Trainwreck for attitude. There's a plethora of choices if you're hungry, from Do-Rite donuts to gourmet-ish deli sandwiches.
  • JenKuduheart icon on user image
    JenKuduSeptember 21, 2016
    Iced coffee is always good. The bagels and donuts are pretty awesome. The croissants are meh and abnormally large.... No one needs to eat that much croissant.
  • Diana R.
    Diana ReyesFebruary 2, 2013
    The Mayan Mocha was delicious. I'm not a fan of mixing flavors (sweet & spicy don't go together in my book) but I'm really glad I tried it. Seating is tight, so hopefully you really like other people.
  • Chris V.heart icon on user image
    Chris VanisonNovember 16, 2014
    Upstairs is super quiet and it's a good place to get some work done with your coffee. Downstairs is pretty loud, but they play good tunes.
  • ben m.heart icon on user image
    ben mApril 24, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    It's Dark Matter so you know the coffee is good. Head to backyard on a nice day.
  • Shariheart icon on user image
    ShariApril 10, 2014
    Skip the Chai Tea Latte! Get the Agave Latte and sit at the bar for conversation, upstairs to get work done, or on the patio to enjoy the day :)
  • Carrie g.
    Carrie goughAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely the best coffee and coffee bar in town! I always have so much fun when I stop in. :) the staff always has fantastic recommendations!
  • Mary F.
    Mary FarrellyMay 18, 2015
    I love their selections of coffees. Compared to other shops that offer too much, theirs are just right. I guess I'm trying each one in the future.
  • Carmen G.
    Carmen GuzmanApril 8, 2016
    Love this place. Not pretentious. Strong coffee and they serve Do Rite donuts and have these supper yummy ham and cheese croissants
  • Meg M.heart icon on user image
    Meg McGuaneJanuary 7, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome hipster coffee bar with great coffee. Serving Do-Rite donuts too!
  • Jace C.heart icon on user image
    Jace ColeJanuary 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask one of the baristas to make you a pour over. Great way to get intimate with the Dark Matter delicious blends and single origin coffees.
  • WillMcDheart icon on user image
    WillMcDSeptember 18, 2015
    Solid pour over coffee, nice patio space, and good place to work from
  • Adam S.heart icon on user image
    Adam SteinMarch 25, 2015
    The upstairs is a fantastic place to work. It's like a library for most of the day.
  • Noah M.heart icon on user image
    Noah ManionAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Iced coffee and donuts from donut vault make this my favorite place to get work done.
  • Chandler C.
    Chandler CollinsAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee dive. Love the space, and the iced coffee is money. Wifi is spotty at best, so if you're looking to get work done go elsewhere.
  • Mikeheart icon on user image
    MikeSeptember 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The mothership's coffee bar. Great patio to sit outside. Best coffee in Chicago.
  • John S.
    John S.April 19, 2013
    I like to toss a spot of honey in my traditional macchiato for dessert. With a black coffee from Ecuador, of course.
  • Athena C.heart icon on user image
    Athena CeeJuly 15, 2015
    Yummy! Love the design of this place set up like a bar.
  • Laura L.
    Laura LastnameAugust 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    More seating upstairs (and it is quieter up there too)
  • My Social One
    My Social OneSeptember 29, 2011
    All organic,straight from the farmer coffee, hand roasted by a small crew of people who take the love of coffee brewing to a whole new level
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris SteeleSeptember 18, 2014
    Try the cold brewed coffee on tap. It's the only setup of its kind that I've seen in Chicago.
  • L K.heart icon on user image
    L KJune 1, 2018
    Love this place to study and hang out. $1 iced coffee refills!
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherJuly 4, 2022
    Great atmosphere, excellent coffee!
  • Rachel
    RachelNovember 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    best espresso around & personal,fabulous service! awesome, eclectic music always.
  • Guillaume B.heart icon on user image
    Guillaume BeaulieuNovember 5, 2014
    Excellent lattes abd fresh pastries
  • Lorenzo S.heart icon on user image
    Lorenzo SoriceNovember 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Agave Latte is amazing, but the Mayan Mocha leaves a kick.
  • Lizzie H.heart icon on user image
    Lizzie HinemanFebruary 16, 2017
    Recommended: Wake & bake espresso drink
  • Kellen T.heart icon on user image
    Kellen TerrettAugust 8, 2014
    I'm my humble opinion, Dark Matter is roasting the best coffee in Chicago.
  • Prentiss B.
    Prentiss BoriMarch 24, 2013
    Yep, every cup of coffee is Professionally dripped or pressed!
  • @hillda70heart icon on user image
    @hillda70September 20, 2019
    chill out outside in the back with local artists, community eccentrics and businesspeople or get computer work done and read a book upstairs. also, ask about Sean’s nunchuck skills
  • D J.heart icon on user image
    D JJuly 31, 2016
    Love the coffee choices and awesome pastries!!
  • Omar A.heart icon on user image
    Omar AlsubaghAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Cortado ,and every other coffee drink .
  • Ryan H.heart icon on user image
    Ryan HillDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Order a Ryan Hill, trust me they'll know what mean ;)
  • Brian M.heart icon on user image
    Brian MacQueenFebruary 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    A great coffee shop, er bar, run by some serious coffee geeks. Love the vibe of the place as much as the drinks.
  • Kallie P.
    Kallie PalmJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good coffee; slowest service EVER. Come here when you have an additional hour or so to wait around for your latte. Seriously. Don't come here if you need to catch a bus.
  • Katie M.heart icon on user image
    Katie McCormickJanuary 30, 2017
    Nice & Cozy; busy; and Starbuck prices.
  • Jace C.heart icon on user image
    Jace ColeJune 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Chiapas is a solid choice! I also love the wild blends these guys whip up!
  • Adam S.heart icon on user image
    Adam SteinMarch 25, 2015
    Most of the pastries are forgettable, but the Do Rite donuts are fried dynamite
  • Robert R.heart icon on user image
    Robert RobbinsApril 1, 2016
    Get there while the Guatemalan gettin' is good!
  • Carrie J.heart icon on user image
    Carrie JeanJune 10, 2015
    Great coffee, friendly staff, pastries.
  • iSapien 1.heart icon on user image
    iSapien 1956672July 5, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Great backyard. Used to be grass.
  • wigtron
    wigtronDecember 8, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best coffee in the city! Great staff, warm place to chill and surf Foursquare! Free wifi and all that. Read more
  • Victor S.heart icon on user image
    Victor SegellAugust 23, 2014
    Awesome coffee and nice backyard.
  • Noah M.heart icon on user image
    Noah ManionJune 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I don't know where the donuts come from but they're insanely good.
  • Jillian B.heart icon on user image
    Jillian BurnickasFebruary 5, 2015
    Cool atmosphere, love their espresso drinks
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