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.

Julius Meinl
North Center · $
Food 4.1 · 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.
Dark Matter Coffee - The Mothership
Ukrainian Village · $
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.1 · 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.
Julius Meinl
Lakeview · $$
Food 4.1 · 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
Lakeview
Food 4.1 · 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.
Beatrix
American · River North · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.1 · 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.
La Colombe Coffee Roasters
West Loop
Food 4.3 · Decor 4.1 · 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.
Publican Quality Meats
West Loop · $
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.1

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.