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Julius Meinl Coffee House

Julius Meinl Coffee House

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Lakeview, Chicago
  • Kevin H.
    "Whatever you do, order the baked eggs; You can't go wrong!"(4 Tips)
    Xiao S.
    "Must try: Mozart Torte, Key Lime"(2 Tips)
    Peter N.
    "Melange is a great latte alternative."(2 Tips)
    thanise s.
    "Bacon cinnamon rolls!"(2 Tips)
66 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • tea
  • pastries
  • breakfast food
  • mozart torte
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  • Joe B.
    Joe BornAugust 8
    The coffee is amazing
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel StineApril 30
    They will make your coffee with almond milk if you want!
  • Colin R.
    Colin ReynoldsJanuary 31
    A little slice of Vienna in the Southport neighborhood. Grab a table, try one of the signature espresso drinks, and linger for awhile. They also have classically inspired live music on occasion.
  • Jamie I.
    Jamie IacobucciDecember 15, 2015
    The coffee is amazing! The pastries and desserts are divine...beautiful to look at and delicious to taste!
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BaconSeptember 22, 2015
    Great service - great breakfast - gift ideas
  • Rochelle M.
    Rochelle MorganJune 17, 2015
    Love the brioche toast and orange marmalade!
  • H I.
    H IMay 16, 2015
    Great food, terrible service.
  • AJ W.
    AJ WeinbergMay 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Latte not up to snuff this trip, I'll be back for another go
  • Nathan B.
    Nathan BordelonJanuary 20, 2015
    tea, pastries
  • Peter N.
    Peter NicholsJanuary 4, 2015
    Melange is a great latte alternative.
  • Adam R.
    Adam RoweDecember 16, 2014
    This place is amazing at presentation. I love how the coffee arrives with a little thing of creamer and a small spoon.
  • Shelley J.
    Shelley JDecember 14, 2014
    Hot chocolate!
  • David C.
    David CurielDecember 1, 2014
    Charming Austrian place for a chai latte and strawberry crêpés
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteAugust 12, 2014
    I enjoyed the goulash. Also try the gunpowder green tea.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    Here they offer a very non-European pumpkin latte, but we recommend the pumpkin chai latte. Spiced with star anise, cardamom and clove, it’s a more fitting tribute to the flavors of autumn. Read more
  • Brad B.
    Brad BJuly 16, 2014
    Try the stuffed french toast
  • Ketty M.
    Ketty MercedesDecember 16, 2013
    Cold and standoffish service from my waitress... Food is Delish! Seems like they have a thing going on for mediocre service. Not my first time there and based on other reviewers, same experience!
  • Tricia L.
    Tricia LeeNovember 24, 2013
    Small tables. Excellent goulash!
  • L H.
    L HessNovember 2, 2013
    Full service! Don't order at the counter (like I just did) ;-) Nicest coffee shop I e been to outside of Europe.
  • Wrigley F.
    Wrigley FielderOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Out of chocolate croissants by noon on a Saturday so come in early!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BuchananJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good coffee
  • John S.
    John SimmonsJune 23, 2013
    No wifi on weekends! :(
  • Christina S.
    Christina SkurskyJune 15, 2013
    Service SUCKS. Get everything to go. Latte was amazing but not worth waiting 30 minutes for if you sit.
  • Chuck M.
    Chuck MalmJune 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit down, try a made-from-scratch pastry, and enjoy your coffee served on a silver platter.
  • Rohini J.
    Rohini JalanMay 27, 2013
    Pinkat Mocha!
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HeimApril 26, 2013
    Whatever you do, order the baked eggs; You can't go wrong!
  • Xiao S.
    Xiao SuiJanuary 22, 2013
    Must try: Mozart Torte, Key Lime
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BurchJanuary 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Ham Specks! And the iced coffee just tastes better here.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BennittOctober 16, 2012
    Love this place!
  • Shafiq S.
    Shafiq ShariffSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Esterhazy here is *amazing* if you like hazelnut!
  • Jim W.
    Jim WAugust 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I adore this place. It saddens me that people bring small children here that don't know how to be quiet and behave. It totally kills the experience. There should be an age limit or policy.
  • Sophia Q.
    Sophia QuangJuly 31, 2012
    Melange! Yummy.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VicenteJuly 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Their pastries are awesome! Try the Mozart Torte or the Vienna Eiskaffee they're both worth the calories!
  • Michael S.
    Michael StumpMay 20, 2012
    One of chicago's coffee gems. Their seasonal beverages are always gangster.
  • Mary Kate W.
    Mary Kate WestMay 15, 2012
    Don't forget to buy a sugar cookie on your way out!
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda RedmanApril 23, 2012
    Try the quinoa salad. Amazing.
  • Lesley S.
    Lesley SmaleApril 22, 2012
    Come here when you have a lot of free time. Slow service but worth the wait
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsMarch 21, 2012
    Who cares if Junior threw a fit before he got his kaiserschmarren (caramelized pancake)? You have your baked eggs served atop potato pancakes with Parmesan and truffle oil. All is right with the world Read more
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna PFebruary 28, 2012
    Come for the amazing coffee and do NOT skip out on the incredible pastries!
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsJanuary 11, 2012
    Since this Austrian coffeehouse is an expert in coffee and tea, it’s no surprise it makes great hot chocolate, too, using imported cocoa and steamed milk. Read more
  • John M.
    John MorrisonNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Homemade Roast Beef Sandwich
  • John M.
    John MorrisonNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Chai Tea Latte
  • Jeff A.
    Jeff AlstadtOctober 9, 2011
    Ort fuer Stammtisch. Great coffee and cakes. Authentic Austrian food.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SchwartzmanAugust 23, 2011
    Another of our favorite brunch spots
  • Eustace A.
    Eustace AllenJuly 31, 2011
    The spetzl is yummy!
  • thanise s.
    thanise skourasJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bacon cinnamon rolls!
  • Christine B.
    Christine BurnsMay 29, 2011
    The strawberry spritz is ridiculous! Yummy!
  • Tanya F.
    Wifi is $3, but neighbors offer a free connection.
  • Sonja L.
    Sonja LundMay 7, 2011
    Best Coffee in Chicago!
  • Steve H.
    Steve HoffmanMay 6, 2011
    Bacon Cinnamon Roll. Salty + Sweet = Yummy.
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