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Ipsento Coffee House

Ipsento Coffee House

Coffee Shop and Sandwich Place$$$$
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
  • 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.
  • Lilian N.
    Lilian N.April 22
    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!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DiGilioAugust 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Melissa A.
    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.
  • Brendan L.
    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.
  • Heather B.
    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.
  • Emily H.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Jaye J.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Abbey S.
    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.
  • 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
  • C R.
    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.
  • Erika C.
    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!
  • Rosie Mae
    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 :)
  • James T. G.
    James T. GreenSeptember 28, 2014
    They get everything right here. From iced coffee, go the teas. Get a seat by the window for ample people watching and general wanderlust.
  • Shana D.
    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 shanadagnytravel.blogspot.com
  • 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.
  • Jenna K.
    Jenna KowalczykOctober 1, 2014
    The Ipsento Latte is the most magical of all the caffeine things in all the Chicagoland. Serious.
  • Irays M.
    Irays MunozMay 29, 2016
    Loved the Coffee! Definitely a Must, it has unique flavors.
  • John S.
    John SimmonsJune 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    My favorite coffee shop in Chicago. Great coffee and they have almond milk, which no one else in Chicago has.
  • 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
  • Chris H.
    Chris HootonFebruary 21, 2015
    Single origin espresso with a pairing is awesome. Also try an amazing grass fed milk cortado!
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderAugust 10, 2014
    This is a really nice coffee shop in Bucktown and it is quite cozy.
  • 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.
  • Brent C.
    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.
  • Daria
    DariaJuly 15, 2012
    Iced nuttela or iced chai! Both are to die for... Also they accept square payments! <3
  • Michael J.
    Michael JaurigueNovember 28, 2014
    Great space and good coffee. Small and simple. Feels cozy.
  • 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.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 14, 2013
    Between the great coffee and sandwiches, you're set to hunker down for a couple of hours.
  • Shara M.
    Shara MillerJune 27, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Their London Fog drink is pretty great. A great alt to chai lattes.
  • Raquita H.
    Raquita HendersonDecember 3, 2012
    The ipsento drink was FANNY TASTIC! We got it with almond milk and an almond croissant #sogood
  • Dean M.
    Dean MSeptember 13, 2014
    Very strange but very nice signature Latte, the Ipsento. Coconut, honey and cayenne...
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MartinFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    I love this place! Every drink is delishious, and the baristas are super friendly.
  • yuna l.
    yuna leeJune 5, 2015
    iced ipsento coffee >>>>> blue bottle new orleans! two thumbs up!
  • Jenna K.
    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.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BoldonSeptember 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic coffee with laid back staff - good heart starter in the morning
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Ipsento. The spice warms you up oh-so-excellently.
  • Curl S.
    Curl SweatshirtApril 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They have almond milk! Great chai latte. Wifi pw is wonderland.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DohertyDecember 20, 2011
    Get the Ipsento, without a doubt one of the most interesting coffee drinks I've ever had
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonFebruary 2
    Cardamom rose latte has a nice spiced savory flavor. A good one to savor slowly
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WNovember 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Ipstento of course! (With almond milk 😁)
  • Vanessa P.
    Vanessa PenaFebruary 25, 2016
    They have an amazing chai tea latte and there mark twain sandwich was bomb!!
  • Matt D.
    Matt Dicker2 weeks ago
    I don't normally like flavored espresso drinks, but the Nutella latte is just wonderful.
  • Melissa A.
    Melissa AuSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the ipsento and nutella lattes as well as their scones
  • Kimberly
    KimberlyAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the iced Ipsento. Perfect summer coffee drink when you have a little sweet tooth.
  • Alice K.
    Alice KwokAugust 20, 2014
    Great coffee. Must try the Ipsento drink
  • FLee Q.
    FLee Queen of TartsSeptember 1, 2013
    Aero press coffee here! Outside seating in summer! Great almond croissants!
  • Todor K.
    Todor KrecuDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are a Nutella fan try the Nutella hot chocolate or the Nutella mocha.
  • Molly M.
    Molly MarinoFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ipsento sassy with warmed croissant plus great staff = coffee house perfection
  • Vanessa P.
    Vanessa PenaFebruary 25, 2016
    The employees were very nice and friendly helpful attentive cant wait to go back
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney CreasonApril 10, 2012
    Get the Ipsento! Absolutely delicious with a kick of cayenne! Nice!
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 2, 2015
    Cozy back space, strong coffee in nice home ceremic mugs
  • Downtown D.
    Downtown DashSeptember 6, 2011
    Don't order anything too fancy - stick with the delicious espresso, like the coffee gods intended
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KemmerFebruary 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the cardamom/rose water latte; it is soo good! Ipsento for days when I have sweet tooth
  • Jason P.
    Jason PetersonAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Ipsento w extra shot & a mark twain amazing. but lines and service have gotten stupid. Really stupid.
  • Mark Z.
    Mark ZamoraSeptember 12, 2015
    Love the Nutella latte, Nitro cold brew and more
  • Simone S.
    Simone SilvaDecember 13, 2014
    Great cozy place.... Worked from there a whole day.... Very nice servers...
  • Zach P.
    Zach PritchardJuly 29, 2013
    Coffee was yum and I always appreciate when a coffee joint has self serve simple syrup... Approved!
  • Abdulrahman A.
    Abdulrahman AQJune 13, 2015
    Literally, the best cappuccino in Chicago area.
  • Zach
    ZachSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Louise if they have it. It's a specialty drink that just started recently.
  • Jen P.
    Jen PiNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the ipsento - Coconut milk, honey, cayenne, and espresso!
  • Josh H.
    Josh HowardSeptember 9, 2015
    Gimme that nitro pour, man. My favorite coffee shop on the planet.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KenefickAugust 17, 2013
    Interesting coffee drinks and tasty simple sandwiches
  • Eleni
    EleniJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Ipsento latte with almond milk - addictive. You'll crave it...
  • Tracy M.
    Tracy MartorelloMay 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    the best tip I have is to get your coffee hear.
  • joey m.
    joey mccustySeptember 25, 2012
    There's a newish employee here with a Sox cap and glasses. I think his name is Jonfen. He is very handsome.
  • Eleni
    EleniFebruary 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great music as well as great coffee and sandwiches!
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LeMasterAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Nutella latte is great!
  • Roughinamorato
    RoughinamoratoJanuary 29, 2013
    They have agave for your coffee. Nice!
  • Maria F.
    Maria FJune 14, 2015
    Awesome coffee! I'm having a hipster overload though
  • Emily M.
    Emily MillerJune 28, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Come for the coffee. But also the Thoreau is pretty much the greatest breakfast sandwich anywhere.
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie MackMay 5, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Ipsento latte is bomb.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MartinOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Love this place. The Nutella latte is excellent. (=
  • Miranda R.
    Miranda RowenhorstNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Kristine the best barista. She offers free high fives!
  • Carrie
    CarrieDecember 3, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the place. Great place to hang out and grab a cup of tea. The chai is great too.
  • sam s.
    sam sanchezJanuary 27, 2011
    Best place to ask questions about coffee, do it!
  • Bailey
    BaileyAugust 13, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    I like bran muffins and pretty girls. This spot got 'em. Oh, and Coffee too.
  • Steph T.
    Steph TaylorFebruary 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Chai I've had in the city. 👌
  • narni
    narniAugust 21, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Iced brew and nitro coffee
  • Nick D.
    Nick DiCosolaDecember 20, 2014
    Favorite coffee in the city.....
  • Jay
    JayJune 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best wifi in bucktown.
  • feistyfeaster
    feistyfeasterAugust 10, 2014
    Order the Nutella latte.
  • TookkataBarbie
    TookkataBarbieMarch 18, 2014
    The Ipsento drink is awesome!
  • Caitlin R.
    Caitlin RettenmaierApril 16, 2012
    a great place to sneak in for a latte!
  • Julie
    JulieMay 14, 2011
    Mark twain sandwich was perfect breakfast sandwich
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MetcalfeApril 4, 2015
    I like the Nutella latte
  • Kathy B.
    Kathy BierwirthNovember 8, 2011
    Best Chai Tea Latte I ever had!!
  • Eliza R.
    Eliza RamirezJuly 3, 2015
    Get the Ipsento, hot or iced!
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 4, 2014
    Few power outlets. Wi-Fi password: wonderland Read more
  • Hillman P.
    Hillman PhilistiaAugust 7, 2014
    Espresso, rustic, different
  • Carlos D.
    Carlos DubonDecember 29, 2011
    They have Honduran Cofe quality!
  • Jake G.
    Jake GuidryAugust 7, 2014
    Iced coffee is fantastic here.
  • Jeremiah T.
    Jeremiah TaylorAugust 12, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you want to see some latte art, get the latte 'for here'.
  • SocialKaty L.
    SocialKaty LLCApril 16, 2010
    Try the iced Ipsento with Cayenne ("Make It Sassy") It's fantastic!!
  • Dan B.
    Dan BranstratorJune 25, 2016
    The magical cortado...
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