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Metropolis Coffee Company

Metropolis Coffee Company

Coffee Shop$$$$
Edgewater Beach, Chicago
116 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • café
  • espresso drinks
  • lively
  • spice island
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  • Gardenia C. H.
    On Memorial Day, it closes at 5PM.
  • Gardenia C. H.
    There are mosquitoes on site at the Metropolis Coffee Shop.
  • Daphne R.
    Daphne RobinsonMay 2
    Been here 100+ times
    Cappuccinos are delicious! Whole beans are fresh and they will grind them to your specific machine if you don't have a grinder. My favorite beans are Spice Island, La Cordillera and Red Line.
  • N B.
    N BevelApril 17
    For truly strong quality coffee try some other cafe. For hanging out in a loud, noisy joint with so-so overpriced coffee, try this place.
  • Claire C.
    Claire CoyleFebruary 20
    Vanilla iced latte
  • Sins C.
    Sins CasuallyNovember 7, 2016
    Very friendly staff and its a nice place to meet friends or colleague's short meeting.
  • Damon S.
    Damon SununtnasukOctober 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Good local coffee shop with specialty roasts
  • Emilio S.
    Emilio SmekeJune 28, 2016
    Great coffee
  • Katie H.
    Katie HammanJune 17, 2016
    Coffee and donuts
  • Katie H.
    Katie HammanJune 17, 2016
    Coffee and donuts are amazing
  • Jillian P.
    Jillian PobocanApril 15, 2016
    Everything is GD good!
  • Connor G.
    Connor GApril 13, 2016
    Depending on when you go it might be tricky to find a seat but you can always count on good service and good drinks, especially the ginger coffee!
  • Samantha H.
    Samantha HillFebruary 14, 2016
    The coffee is amazing! Don't forget to take home a bag of fresh ground coffee for home brewing.
  • David H.
    David Hernandez IIIDecember 31, 2015
    Having worked in coffee for 6 years, I like this place. 😉
  • Alisson S.
    Alisson Soche-ForeroNovember 12, 2015
    Bluberry Roiboos hot tea.
  • Laura E.
    Laura EOctober 6, 2015
    The espresso cortado is delicious, get the double
  • Sam W.
    Sam WingSeptember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down the best beans in Chicagoland. Big ups to La Cordelliera blend. Buy them whole and grind at home.
  • Debora A.
    Debora AraujoMay 20, 2015
    I absolutely love you Metropolis Coffee Company! Check out Freebie today! Read more
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PritchardOctober 11, 2014
    Metropolis has some of the nicest coffee on the north side. I love their Mochas, and for such a great place they are very affordable. Great atmosphere too.
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderOctober 3, 2014
    The second best roaster in Chicago, Metropolis Coffee Company has quite a nice and relaxing cafe here if you want to make the trip up north. You can buy beans here too.
  • Lee A.
    Lee AllenOctober 3, 2014
    Great coffee, great atmosphere.
  • Not A.
    Not AsillymonkeySeptember 19, 2014
    Mmm, coffee
  • Jacob M.
    Jacob MezaAugust 23, 2014
    Enjoying my first ever aero pressed coffee.
  • Esra T.
    Esra TasdelenAugust 13, 2014
    Black coffee is the best I've had.. Beware long lines on mornings especially.
  • Kellen T.
    Kellen TerrettAugust 11, 2014
    If you have the time, try the pour over service. The barista's here are extremely friendly and love what they do.
  • Kevın Miller L.
    Kevın Miller LokmaciApril 11, 2014
    far north-siders are lucky. best coffee in chicago
  • Shana D.
    Shana DagnyApril 10, 2014
  • Shana D.
    Shana DagnyApril 10, 2014
    Ask for The Justin (off menu, something you have to charm Justin for, this is a "shoulder-to-cry-on" coffee, the "come home to grandma" coffee, or "love on a rainy Sunday" coffee it feels that good!)
  • Miranda P.
    Miranda PhelpsJanuary 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love love love it here! Wonderful coffee assortments and teas, plus a killer cold brew station. Also, love the fine folks of this joint.
  • Sarah v.
    Sarah van der PloegDecember 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Their RedLine espresso is the best espresso I've ever had. Anywhere in the world. Do yourself a favour and get an espresso or americano - don't bother with the milk or sugar. It's that good.
  • Angela O.
    Angela OliverOctober 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Give the Chai a try!
  • Khadija B.
    Khadija BrewingtonOctober 9, 2013
    Try the soy iced Chai, not sweet like Starbucks, yummy
  • Cory T.
    Cory TiffinOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    $2 off on a lb of beans on Thursdays + punch card for buy 9, get 10th free = a pretty solid deal on excellent coffee. Oh, and a free small coffee with bean purchase.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BrouilletteSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try a shot of their new single origin espresso! Redline espresso is also great. Very skilled baristas and great vibe, great coffee.
  • Alfares A.
    Alfares AlzahraniAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I love this place ..great coffee , nice people and it is good spot for studying ....
  • Jack
    JackAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best oatmeal!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RJuly 25, 2013
    You might find this strange but as a non-coffeee drinker I still enjoy the atmosphere and those Fantastic breakfast sandwiches.
  • Hana U.
    Hana UrbanJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place to hang out! The pastries are always tasty. I just wish this place was open later. :( please?
  • Iolantik S.
    Iolantik SnetJuly 1, 2013
    Can't say it's the best but its ok. Decor and music are really nice. Coffee is good and strong.
  • Joe F.
    Joe FifieldMay 16, 2013
    The Chai is very good. I was a little disappointed that they don't brew it themselves, though... Lots of good table space for studying. Props for having tons of outlets.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 14, 2013
    Though flavor profiles and preparations still tend towards the old(er) school, sweet staff push this cafe experience from good to great.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LapisardiMay 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    This place used to be good, but lately the coffee has ranged from bad to undrinkable.
  • James S.
    James StewartMarch 30, 2013
    A rather so-so cappuccino, with the espresso overwhelmed by the milk and the foam very wet (so in effect more like a milky flat white than a cappuccino). Good buzz to the place, though.
  • David B.
    David BlairMarch 19, 2013
    There are three ways to enjoy Metropolis coffee: 1) buy a bag of beans, 2) buy a cuppa from a cafe that uses Metropolis coffee, 3) go to the source. All are good. This is great.
  • Jamie G.
    Jamie GrayMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolutely delightful staff! Best seat in the house: all the way in the back window corner on the big comfy sofas ;) can spend hours there with coffee and a book
  • Yogatones Y.
    Yogatones YogatonesMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great study & people watching spot.
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RiveraFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The coffee is the best in the city, and the manager Khale is consumately clever
  • Dan R.
    Dan RuswickFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's cheaper than comparable roaster-owned coffeehouses, and is, in my opinion, the best. However, it is always at capacity and has embarrassingly slow wifi with a perpetually changing password.
  • Russ H.
    Russ HuxholdJanuary 31, 2013
    for Metropolis, offer mugs with slimmer diameters. wider = coffee gets colder quicker (ah.....drink faster, drink more coffee ;) This is one of the best cafes in the city - best pastries by far.
  • David P.
    David PilgrimJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Free wifi, great coffee, and super people. Ask if John is there and do your best Ditka impression. Tell em Dave sent ya.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CDecember 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Metropolis is One of Chicago's Best kitchy coffee houses. Great coffee and service...
  • Dianne S.
    Dianne SalazarSeptember 29, 2012
    Try the Green Tea Latte
  • Liz W.
    Liz WeberSeptember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great coffee and the iced lattes are a standout here. They are one of the few coffeehouses that actually froth the milk in their iced espresso drinks, giving it a nice texture.
  • Puma P.
    Puma PanthSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Mexican Mocha I've had every visit. Don't know what that is? Give it a try!
  • Nan
    NanSeptember 5, 2012
    There's a doorbell in the back room. Don't press it. *waits* WHAT DID I JUST SAY?
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FridussJuly 17, 2012
    Don't come here if you need to use the Internet. Their wifi is very slow and doesn't work well.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJune 4, 2012
    Outstanding sums up this delicious coffee roastery and hangout for Edgewater residents. In addition to serving up a mean cup of java, MCC also offers premium-grade teas and a small menu.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMay 23, 2012
    Outstanding sums up this delicious coffee roastery and hangout for Edgewater residents. In addition to serving up a mean cup of java, MCC also offers premium-grade teas and a small menu. -KA Read more
  • Sophie M.
    Sophie MussellMay 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wish this spot stayed open late night, such a rad spot. ✌✨
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica ReynoldsApril 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The 8 oz cappuccino has just as much espresso but less milk than the 12 oz. Thanks to the unknown barista who told me this.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BittnerApril 28, 2012
    I love the fact that I don't have to get a card from the cashier when I want to use the Internet anymore!
  • Kal S.
    Kal SApril 22, 2012
    Best Mexican cocoa. Ever.
  • Cris B.
    Cris BleauxApril 3, 2012
    chill place.
  • mariela
    marielaMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Please stop changing the wifi :( unnecessary headaches
  • Peter P.
    Peter ParkerFebruary 17, 2012
    There's no Superman at this Metropolis, but you might find your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TurnerFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
  • Sarah v.
    Sarah van der PloegJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Absolutely the best espresso drinks in Chicago. Also a great study space - or make use of their library or games collection w friends!
  • Sohaib Q.
    Sohaib QadriJanuary 22, 2012
    This is the best coffee around Loyola, but not a good place to study.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJanuary 20, 2012
    "This humble spot is the gateway to one of the city’s biggest coffee-roasting operations. The café serves a mean cup of java, as well as premium-grade teas and a small, but tasty, café menu." Read more
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HughesJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Order the Elvis pie when its in!!!
  • Eric J.
    Eric JensenNovember 28, 2011
    Free but bad wifi, surprisingly
  • Contessa G.
    Contessa GibsonNovember 15, 2011
    my #1 favorite coffee shop in chicago. i'd live here, if they had rental units, super cozy, awesome atmosphere, and lends to getting work done!
  • Hannah Belle L.
    Hannah Belle LecterNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The spinach croissants are quite good- get one warmed up
  • Simon & Schuster M.
    Simon & Schuster ManagerNovember 7, 2011
    Dan Sinker: Located in Edgewater, this is a great place to grab an amazing cup of coffee and do some writing. If it’s warm, it’s just steps from the lake.
  • Loyola University Chicago
    Locally roasted coffee and a cozy atmosphere make this coffee shop a favorite study spot for students.
  • Greg M.
    Greg MarquezOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Tips the boys and girls! They serve up some good stuff!
  • Bhushit D.
    Bhushit DaveSeptember 3, 2011
    Be sure to pick up a pound of beans for home :P
  • andy h.
    andy hermanSeptember 2, 2011
    yippie! coffee time
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RiveraAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    By far, the #1 coffee shop in Chicago and perhaps even the US. They purchase fair trade beans, roast locally and sell from this store and at many retail locations. Owners and staff R the best ever.
  • Cowboys of Comedy C.
    Cowboys of Comedy COCAugust 26, 2011
    These guys will become family if you go here often enough! COFFEE ADDICTS UNITE!!!!!
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HughesAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    They are having a pastry sale for $1.50!
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HughesJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Get the sour cherry scones! Awesome!!
  • mike g.
    mike gutierrezJuly 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    My roomie Stacy always gets hit on here but I never do.
  • Caity M.
    Caity MillerJune 12, 2011
    Don't ask for a tall, grande, or venti.
  • Amer M.
    Amer MallahMay 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The redeye is a cup of coffee with a shot of espresso, so good.
  • T J.
    T JacksonMay 16, 2011
    Best Coffee & Vegan Desserts!
  • Megan A.
    Megan AnneApril 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Chocolate Chess pie has single handedly ruined my diet.
  • Sean S.
    Sean SweeneyApril 19, 2011
    Tough to get a seat at times, coffee prices on the rise but on par with everyone else. Good food and coffee good place.
  • Tim W.
    Tim WApril 2, 2011
    Rockin' coffee, and great works with their partnership with Aspire Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 11, 2011
    Thought you'd want to know: Metropolis has been nominated for Best Local Coffee Roaster in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now! Read more
  • Mazda
    MazdaDecember 6, 2010
    Our coffee aesthetic is rooted in the belief that great coffee comes from a line of respect beginning with the farmers and their respect for their land.
  • Deanna
    DeannaNovember 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The best cappuccinos around
  • Jason
    JasonOctober 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    i second the motion of turkish coffee!
  • Rika U.
    Rika UtamiOctober 15, 2010
    Love coffee very much.
  • Shealagh W.
    Shealagh WhittleOctober 8, 2010
    A+ Soy Chais.
  • Andrew I.
    Andrew InmanSeptember 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The banana creme pie is beyond amazing. I think all of the coffee choices are impressive as well.
  • William P.
    William PerezSeptember 13, 2010
    Best coffee in Chicago hands down! I've been coming ever since they first opened! Who'd a thought...Edgewater would have the best cafe in Chicago!
  • Glo K.
    Glo KangAugust 28, 2010
    Lemon tart is amazing.. Service is always good!
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PerrinAugust 12, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Watch out for massive numbers of children on weekend mornings. The coffee is more than worth the wait.
    KCFMCAugust 6, 2010
    The Kansas City Fake Mustache Club finds Metropolis to be their FAVORITE location to visit for beverages in Chicago, with the BEST staff you could ask for.
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    yildiz yazAugust 16, 2011
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