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Buzz: Killer Espresso

(Now Closed)
Coffee Shop$$$$
Bucktown, Chicago
59 Tips and reviews
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  • Katherine F.
    Katherine FrydaySeptember 4, 2015
    Falling in love with this place, they just do it right. Tables are perfect for working at, power at each table and free 90 min internet with purchase. Head upstairs if you like it a bit more quiet.
  • Alice m.
    Alice maxDecember 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is amazing for people who know and appreciate good coffee. I also can't express how happy I am about the refusal to make espresso or a cappuccino to go. Thank you for being wonderful!
  • C R.
    C ReyOctober 3, 2016
    Straight forward espresso bar serving up delicious lattes, macchiatos, and basic teas. If you appreciate high quality coffee, this place is for you. The upstairs is for laptops and group work. 💻🕵🏼
  • Krissy
    KrissyApril 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If you haven't stopped by Buzz for their delicious lattes and pour over coffees made from their own hand roasted beans by now. Then come in and check out the new design. Exceptional experience.
  • Aubre
    AubreAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the bright feel and the high ceilings of this space. Great place to work from but 2-hour limit on wifi.
  • Charles N.
    Charles NobleNovember 6, 2013
    Great place to go if you want a great coffee drink made with artistry and the best beans. Super atmosphere as well, great space.
  • Chirag P.
    Chirag PatelJanuary 15, 2013
    liked the pour over coffee, specifically the Brazil one. dark roast with a little bit of sweet on the back end
  • Vitalina S.
    Vitalina S.October 4, 2016
    Very good caramel macchiato, wasn't crowded, so is perfect for study sessions. A lot of space and delicious desserts.
  • C R.
    C ReyDecember 4, 2015
    A proper espresso bar in an eclectic neighborhood. It's as good as it gets for espresso in Chicago.
  • Claire M.
    Claire MirandaJune 5, 2014
    Great place to work and one of the quietest places for coffee in Wicker Park. Friendly barista recommended the Sidamo. Mmmm, blueberries.
  • Liz H.
    Liz HomsyOctober 18, 2012
    Wonderful place! Make sure to check out their excellent pastry selection too...
  • Makena H.
    Makena HeffernanAugust 21, 2016
    The name says it all. Great seating outdoors, upstairs, and at the bar!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CunninghamOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Really can't tell if the coffee is that great. I tried an americano and a kona pour over but they didn't leave a huge impression on me. Despite being double ristretto, the americano was a bit mild
  • Becky R.
    Becky RotherJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It doesn't look like much, but this place has great coffee and even better baristas. And it's pretty quiet, a good alternative to wormhole down the street.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 14, 2013
    One of the top must-hit spots for a good cup of joe.
  • Kevin
    KevinDecember 31, 2012
    No longer cash only! Accepts credit now. Great cup of coffee, excellent atmosphere, nice baristas!
  • Matt D.
    The banana financier cake is my favorite breakfast pastry in the city.
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraMay 28, 2015
    This place serves some of the best coffee in the city.
  • Marcus N.
    Marcus NuccioJune 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I iced latte is delish. The do have wifi, ya just gota ask for the password.
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 23, 2014
    Plenty of plugs all around. Free Wi-Fi, ask for password at the counter. Read more
  • Alicia N.
    Alicia NFebruary 24, 2013
    The almond croissants (from Vanille Patisserie) are the bomb dot com!
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJune 19, 2016
    Hangout to a pour over in this Bucktown coffee shop. You'll feel that coffee buzz in a good way.
  • Brant W.
    Brant WynnJanuary 18, 2012
    Awesome friendly service and lots of roasts to choose from. CASH ONLY!
  • Steph T.
    Steph TaylorFebruary 6, 2016
    The espresso was really good, but the service wasn't the friendliest. There's too many other great options in Wicker to put up with being treated coldly.
  • Sara T.
    Sara TsaiSeptember 20, 2013
    Love this space and ambiance -- clean and modern, with a classy feel 💚 get the chai latte!!
  • Zach Aarons
    Zach AaronsApril 9, 2012
    Great place to grab a quick cup of espresso in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Andy R.
    Andy RostadJune 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The new upstairs is sun drenched and gorgeous. Stop by!
  • Lili L.
    Lili LiaskasSeptember 30, 2013
    Great cup of Coffee.. Love the pour over technique .
  • Donna K.
    Donna KeranenAugust 16, 2013
    Very friendly staff that makes great chai lattes!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HaaralaOctober 17, 2016
    The Dragonwell green tea is a great option for a blustery Chicago day.
  • Buck T.
    Buck TownMay 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The renovation really opened up the space -- Best coffee in Bucktown!
  • Matt T.
    Matt ThomsonApril 24, 2016
    Great for working/reading. Lots of outlets and tables.
  • Memo L.
    Memo LopezMarch 14, 2013
    nice place, I like it, I stopped to get a Chai late is so good
  • Phillip
    PhillipFebruary 26, 2015
    Grab the Chai Tea Latte; you will not be disappointed.
  • Johan C.
    Johan ChristiansonNovember 5, 2013
    You won't reek of coffee after leaving; such a plus in this Starbucks world.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LJune 2, 2013
    Very bitter espresso and under extracted pour over. Save yourself the trouble and go to wormhole down the street.
  • Rachel Z.
    Rachel ZimmererJuly 23, 2012
    Amazing customer service and the iced coffee is TO DIE FOR!
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DawidjanAugust 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Double ristretto espresso is unlike anything else.
  • Andre R.
    Andre ReddickNovember 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    No longer cash only. Amazing machiatos and caps
  • Wes D.
    Wes DearbornJanuary 9, 2014
    Most underrated coffeeshop in the Wicker area
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BoganDecember 7, 2013
    One of the best coffees I've had, anywhere.
  • Adrian
    AdrianMarch 20, 2010
    Buy a 12-ounce caramel latte and a chocolate croissant. It's pure art. Leave a tip. Talk to the baristas, they rock.
  • Adam K.
    Adam KraftAugust 11, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Best coffee in the city. I'm addicted to this place. Cool baristas too.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GhisolfJuly 17, 2013
    Coffe nirvana! Try a pour over.
  • Fiona H.
    Fiona HodgeMarch 24, 2015
    Fab coffee. #hipster not much of a food selection though.
  • Monica T.
    Monica TeeJanuary 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Coolest baristas in the city, hands down.
  • Iain M.
    Iain McFarlinFebruary 21, 2012
    Get the Sidamo while they still have it. Silky. Blueberries.
  • Tommy B.
    Tommy BarbeeJune 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Cash only, but affordable and delicious!
  • Sascha M.
    Sascha MehlhaseAugust 13, 2011
    Brazilian red eye - the drink after a long night
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneFebruary 19, 2016
    Feels like the inside of a Restoration Hardware catalog. Not sure if that's good or bad.
  • Carney
    CarneyNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a shot of vanilla in your espresso. It's delicious and homemade!
  • Jacob K.
    Jacob KimeDecember 22, 2012
    They've started taking cards!!!
  • Gerard B.
    Gerard BlantonSeptember 28, 2013
    Try the coffee.
  • Delia H.
    Delia HornikSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    tim is the best.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CybulskiJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cash only! Come prepared.
  • Shana D.
    Shana DagnyApril 15, 2014
    Sidamo coming soon
  • Suzanne K.
    Suzanne KoOctober 13, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Try a chocolate chai with caramel!
  • Leyla A.
    Leyla ArsanAugust 25, 2013
    This place is not in business to sell coffee, it seems they're in business to tell people how they should drink their coffee.
  • Keith H.
    Keith HightowerAugust 3, 2010
    Good espresso
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