Sure, there are plenty of coffee shops in Logan Square, but a new one that sprouted up over Labor Day weekend serves pastries from its revered restaurant neighbor, Cellar Door Provisions. Four Letter Word Coffee, a coffee roaster in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, debuted its first coffee shop and it’s a partnership with Kevin Heisner, the co-founder of Heisler Hospitality (Bad Hunter, Queen Mary, etc.).
Four Letter Word, 3022 W. Diversey Avenue, is a collaboration between Heisner, Ria Neri, and Eylem Ozkaya. They opened the first roastery in Istanbul and serve Turkish-style coffee and have single-origin coffees from South and Central Americas, plus Africa. While there’s plenty of global flair, Block Club Chicago reported that the shop still has plenty of local Chicago nods. Ownership promises they’ll have a full menu and expanded hours on September 10.
Heisner, as he’s known to do with his projects, designed the 500-square-foot space. It has seating for 20 and tables designed for customers to stand and quickly drink espresso shots. Tea drinkers should also have plenty to drink as Four Letter’s serving teas from Chicago’s-own Spirit Tea.
Will another coffee option thrive in Logan Square, a neighborhood were there’s no shortage of caffeine with heavy hitters like Passion House and Gaslight? Four Letter Word is now open with abbreviated hours. Regular hours will start next week.
Four Letter Word Coffee, 3022 W. Diversey Avenue, regular hours starting September 10: weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; weekends 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; initial hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday September 9.