Stumptown Coffee Roasters, a beloved company from the Pacific Northwest, will open its first full-fledged Chicago location on Monday inside Fulton Market’s Ace Hotel. For the past few years, Stumptown has infiltrated the Chicago market on the retail side, selling its coffee blends at grocery stores. Earlier this year a stripped-down location (not a company store) debuted inside an Amazon Store in Lakeview. Unlike that location the Ace Hotel Chicago shop will offer a full arsenal of Stumptown drinks and pastries from the hotel’s restaurant, City Mouse.
Located on the hotel’s ground floor, the space features a custom leather bar and white ceramics. GREC Architects, the firm the designed the hotel, collaborated with LA’s Commune studio to design the coffeeshop. They’ll serve pour overs, single-origin coffees, and cold brews. Stumptown is working on adding vegan and gluten-free options in the future.
Chicago marks Stumptown’s first foray into the Midwest and its 10th cafe — that’s including four inside Ace Hotels across the country. The company was founded in 1999. Much like hometown hero Intelligentsia Coffee, Peet’s Coffee & Tea purchased Stumptown in 2015, as Peet’s parent — a German conglomerate — was eager to snap up craft coffee assets. Stumptown was founded in Portland, Oregon, and they even have a blend for the city’s NBA team, the Blazers. Perhaps a Bulls’ blend can happen in the future.
Check out the menu below. Stumptown’s cafe opens on Monday inside the Ace Hotel.