Best Ice Coffee in Chicago

Cold Brews
March 31, 2017
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by Zagat Staff

Need a caffeine fix but feel too hot for a cup of joe? Check out our list of great spots for iced coffee around Chicago.

Publican Quality Meats
American · West Loop · $
Food 4.6 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.2

"An amazing butcher shop and an even better sandwich shop" , this "playful" West Loop deli from Paul Kahan and company offers a "killer combo" of "charm and quality" in a "small" setting with a "great coffee bar" ; an "interesting crowd" frequents its white-tiled surrounds for "inventive" , "delectable" cafe eats, or to browse its "well-curated" market for "awesome charcuterie, cheese" and "fun condiments."
Beatrix
American · River North · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.2 · Service 4.3

“Comfort food” gets a “healthy twist” at these “vibrant” all-day American kitchens, whose “inventive” , “consistently delicious” offerings include “excellent” brunches, plus coffee and juice bars; the “down-to-earth” , “eclectic” surrounds are “always hopping” , and the Streeterville and Loop ‘Market’ locations also feature a grab-and-go area.
Dark Matter Coffee - The Mothership
Coffee · Ukrainian Village · $
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.2 · Service 4.4

"A must for the coffee curious" , this steampunk espresso bar in Humboldt Park roasts its own beans and serves pastries alongside its "strong" java drinks brewed up by "friendly" baristas; it’s outfitted with industrial fixtures, coffee sacks and chalkboard-mural menus and also sells coffee tools and other merch.
La Colombe Coffee Roasters
Espresso Bar · West Loop
Food 4.3 · Decor 4.2 · Service 4.3

For a "serious" cup of joe, this "high-end" Philly-based coffeehouse chain brews house-roasted blended and single-origin beans in hip, industrial environs with a variety of seating options; the focus is on drip drinks from a premium immersion brewer, with "delicious" local baked goods to snack on and cold lattes on draft for a quick fix.
Julius Meinl
Coffee · Lakeview
Food 4.2 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

"Quainlicious" ( "quaint" plus "delicious" ) is the word on these area coffeehouses offering a mix of Austrian fare and cafe standards including "truly authentic" Viennese pastries, "well-proportioned" sammies and "imaginative, filling" breakfast items; "gracious" service and "calming" settings with a "European vibe" also win favor.
Julius Meinl
Austrian · Lakeview · $$
Food 4.2 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

"Quainlicious" ( "quaint" plus "delicious" ) is the word on these area coffeehouses offering a mix of Austrian fare and cafe standards including "truly authentic" Viennese pastries, "well-proportioned" sammies and "imaginative, filling" breakfast items; "gracious" service and "calming" settings with a "European vibe" also win favor.