Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea - Broadway
Doug Zell and his wife, Emily Mange, started Intelligentsia Coffee at this site in 1995, originally roasting and serving coffee on the premises. Today, the carefully selected Direct Trade coffee, widely regarded as the best of the local brews, is roasted in the company's vintage German roasters at their works in the Fulton Market district and delivered fresh daily.
Along with expertly brewed hot coffee, tea and cocoa, you can get sandwiches, salads and baked goods at this spacious coffeehouse, as well as bags of roasted coffee, tea and accessories. Intelligentsia has additional retail locations in the South Loop, near Millennium Park and in Logan Square.. Its coffee is also sold by a variety of local restaurants and retailers.
In Spring 2013, architectural firm Wheeler Kearns gave the place a facelift a new "back bar" and twice as much seating.