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Colectivo Coffee Opens First Chicago Cafe With a Large Patio & Beer in Lincoln Park

The import from the north shows that Milwaukee is more than cheese and sausage

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Hopefully Colectivo’s fire pit won’t get much use in the coming weeks.
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Lincoln Parkers can throw their own patio party today as Colectivo Coffee opens its first Chicago location at the corner of Clark Street and Deming Place. Milwaukee has given much to the culinary world through brats, beer, and cheese. Now they’re out to show Chicago that they can brew a mean cup of coffee.

The space is tiny, but in true Midwestern spirit, Colectivo is making the most out of it. They’ve converted an eyesore—a parking lot leftover from Einstein Bros. Bagels—and created a lovely patio. The fire pit is already there, and when construction finishes they’ll create a four-season space that can be enjoyed even during winters. Draft brews from 3 Sheep Brewing Co. will also be served, so cyber-workers can load up on caffeine, and then enjoy a boozy happy hour in the same space.

While there’s not a kitchen on the premises, Colectivo is offering breakfast burritos and biscuits all day and the food’s fresh. The cafe gets its bread and baked goods trucked in daily from their main bakery in Milwaukee. There’s also a kids’ menu.

Read the full menu below. Chicago is a fierce city when it comes to coffee. Colectivo hopes it can find a comfy space to add to the city’s vibrant scene.

Colectivo Coffee, 2530 N. Clark St., (773) 687-8078, open daily 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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