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Ipsento Coffee House

Ipsento Coffee House

(Now Closed)
Coffee Shop and Sandwich Spot$$$$
Bucktown, Chicago
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  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    In an Ipsento latte, whole milk is swapped out for coconut milk, sugar is ditched in favor of honey, and a pinch of cayenne is added to bring the heat: This is your tropical island retreat in a glass. Read more
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    MikeAugust 18, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    First nitro-kegged cold brew coffee I've seen since moving back from Atlanta. Absolutely delicious. Outside seating can be loud because it's right off Western, though.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJune 19, 2016
    A true neighborhood coffee shop in Bucktown. Personable, friendly service. Lots of conversation happening. A cool, old-school decor. The Nutella and Ipsento Lattes OMG. Try their Nitro Brew too.
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    Lilian N.April 22, 2017
    This place is amazing and so cute! The toast and sandwiches are delicious and freshly made. Their seasonal lattes are delicious! For awesome ambience, they have the greatest neo soul vibe. I love it!
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    Brendan LesterDecember 31, 2012
    Probably my favorite coffee shop in Chicago. A favorite when I lived there, and a must whenever I'm back in town. Amazing coffee, and delicious sandwiches with options for everyone.
  • ben m.
    ben mOctober 3, 2016
    It isn't an every day order but the Ipsento Latte is possibly the best coffee drink I have ever had.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 24, 2014
    A true neighborhood coffee shop in Bucktown. Personable, friendly service. Lots of conversation happening. A cool, old-school decor. The Nutella Latte OMG. Heard great things about the Ipsento Latte.
  • Melissa A.heart icon on user image
    Melissa AuFebruary 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Absolute favorite coffee shop in Chicago!! Their ipsento signature latte is delicious as well as the nutella latte. Service can be slow at times but cmon the baristas are working their magic.
  • Heather B.heart icon on user image
    Heather BellApril 9, 2016
    They really know how to make lattes look cute! Love this place. The baristas are so warm & friendly. I would definitely go back.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJanuary 20, 2012
    "Baristas are superfriendly, direct-trade beans are roasted in small batches weekly and offered in a variety of brew methods (such as pour-over and French press) that turn out lovely cups of coffee." Read more
  • Emily H.heart icon on user image
    Emily HAugust 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The iced Ipsento latte (coconut milk, honey, cayenne, & milk) is delightful. Also grab some rosemary sea salt caramels by the register because you're worth it.
  • C R.heart icon on user image
    C ReyDecember 18, 2015
    Excellent and diverse coffee offerings with knowledgable and friendly baristas. Ask for some guidance if you're into trying something different.
  • Abbey S.heart icon on user image
    Abbey ScottNovember 19, 2014
    the espresso and SOE coffees are top notch-- sparkling water served on the side of the espresso is a beautiful touch. specialty/seasonal lattes are so well done.
  • Amy G.
    Amy GraffMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    For a delightfully caffeinated sugar bomb, try the Nutella or The Ipsento. Lovely baked goods, cute, airy space, and friendly staff who really knows their coffee.
  • Dickon I.
    Dickon IsaacsSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ipsento REALLY cares about the quality of your drink and experience. They are dedicated to a focus on perfecting the craft of every brew, in a friendly atmosphere.
  • Rosie Maeheart icon on user image
    Rosie MaeMay 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The 'Ipsento' latte is great for the spice lover... & if you're wanting something sweet try the 'Nutella' latte. You honestly can't go wrong :)
  • Jaye J.heart icon on user image
    Jaye JalsoAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The cardamom rose water latte is a lovely delicate change of pace. The Ipsento (make it sassy!) is sweet & fun, the sandwiches are generous & the service is sweeter than a Nutella latte. Love.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    Their take on the fall favorite is heavy with house-roasted espresso, balanced by steamed milk and a homemade blend of ingredients, including pumpkin puree and pumpkin-coconut syrup. Read more
  • Eric B.
    Eric BoldonSeptember 23, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Fantastic coffee with laid back staff - good heart starter in the morning
  • Erika C.heart icon on user image
    Erika CuppenAugust 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Glorious coffee - the only stuff worth writing home to NZ about. Try the nutella or the cardamom/rosewater latte - all the sandwiches are amazing!
  • Shana D.heart icon on user image
    Shana DagnyApril 1, 2014
    No >8 day roasted coffee Several balances of coffee flavor Farm to Cup - Tim, owner, meticulous about the coffee cherry picking process They serve food Good looking staff
  • Irays M.heart icon on user image
    Irays MunozMay 29, 2016
    Loved the Coffee! Definitely a Must, it has unique flavors.
  • Chris H.heart icon on user image
    Chris HootonFebruary 21, 2015
    Single origin espresso with a pairing is awesome. Also try an amazing grass fed milk cortado!
  • Jenna K.heart icon on user image
    Jenna KowalczykOctober 1, 2014
    The Ipsento Latte is the most magical of all the caffeine things in all the Chicagoland. Serious.
  • Crystal G.
    Crystal G.January 2, 2011
    The Nutella Mocha is my fiance's favorite and I could eat the Garrison Keillor sandwich every day of my life. I will be sad to move from the area b/c of this place.
  • Global H.heart icon on user image
    Global HighlanderAugust 10, 2014
    This is a really nice coffee shop in Bucktown and it is quite cozy.
  • Michael J.heart icon on user image
    Michael JaurigueNovember 28, 2014
    Great space and good coffee. Small and simple. Feels cozy.
  • Jenna K.heart icon on user image
    Jenna KowalczykNovember 4, 2014
    Okay, okay...the Pumpkin Patch latte is just the best. Unbelievable, truthfully. Or maybe the Nutella one is. I'll never decide. Just go here. Go.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    The new owners of this neighborhood coffee shop seem to have ambitions far larger than the tiny (and seemingly unfinished) space would imply. Read more
  • Brent C.heart icon on user image
    Brent CaysonNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Legitimate shop without the elitist barista vibe. Patio is the jam when not too cold. Hidden gem in bucktown.
  • yuna l.heart icon on user image
    yuna leeJune 5, 2015
    iced ipsento coffee >>>>> blue bottle new orleans! two thumbs up!
  • Dean M.
    Dean MSeptember 13, 2014
    Very strange but very nice signature Latte, the Ipsento. Coconut, honey and cayenne...
  • Jonathan F.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan FerreraFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Ipsento. The spice warms you up oh-so-excellently.
  • Matt D.heart icon on user image
    Matt DickerSeptember 8, 2017
    I don't normally like flavored espresso drinks, but the Nutella latte is just wonderful.
  • Vanessa P.heart icon on user image
    Vanessa PenaFebruary 25, 2016
    They have an amazing chai tea latte and there mark twain sandwich was bomb!!
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WJune 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Like everyone else says, try the Ipsento if you have a sweet tooth. Its great. Love the atmosphere, love the service, love the coffee. New favorite coffee shop.
  • Daria
    DariaJuly 15, 2012
    Iced nuttela or iced chai! Both are to die for... Also they accept square payments! <3
  • Amy R.heart icon on user image
    Amy RobertsonFebruary 2, 2017
    Cardamom rose latte has a nice spiced savory flavor. A good one to savor slowly
  • Curl S.
    Curl SweatshirtApril 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They have almond milk! Great chai latte. Wifi pw is wonderland.
  • Zachheart icon on user image
    ZachSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Louise if they have it. It's a specialty drink that just started recently.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 14, 2013
    Between the great coffee and sandwiches, you're set to hunker down for a couple of hours.
  • Jeff W.heart icon on user image
    Jeff WNovember 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Ipstento of course! (With almond milk 😁)
  • Alice K.
    Alice KwokAugust 20, 2014
    Great coffee. Must try the Ipsento drink
  • Melissa A.heart icon on user image
    Melissa AuSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the ipsento and nutella lattes as well as their scones
  • Eddy G.heart icon on user image
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 2, 2015
    Cozy back space, strong coffee in nice home ceremic mugs
  • Vanessa P.heart icon on user image
    Vanessa PenaFebruary 25, 2016
    The employees were very nice and friendly helpful attentive cant wait to go back
  • Raquita H.
    Raquita HendersonDecember 3, 2012
    The ipsento drink was FANNY TASTIC! We got it with almond milk and an almond croissant #sogood
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BrileyNovember 11, 2011
    Try the amazing coconut, honey (and a pinch of cayenne!) latte. I really couldn't believe how good it was.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MartinFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    I love this place! Every drink is delishious, and the baristas are super friendly.
  • FLee Q.
    FLee Queen of TartsSeptember 1, 2013
    Aero press coffee here! Outside seating in summer! Great almond croissants!
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