But first, Coffee… Iced Edition

It’s been a busy summer with lots of #patiotimes and fun in the sun!  If you follow me on social media, you know that I have had plenty o’ coffee to fuel all my adventures.  Here’s a few of my favorite places to grab an iced caffeinated bevvy around Chicago.

Star Lounge

This place serves up Dark Matter Coffee, which is hands down probably one of the best roasters in the city.  There are two other locations and a few spots like the West Town Bakery where you can get a taste of their delicious Chocolate City Cold Brew on tap.

Eats and Sweets

This is a fantastic little neighborhood spot serving up Two Brothers Maelstrom Cold Brew on tap.  This iced coffee with a splash of cream makes for a decadent treat anytime you pop in!  Tastes just as good without cream, I’m just a milk whore with my coffee;)

Saigon Sisters

Delicious Vietnamese sandwiches, baos, and more, so what more could you ask for?  A delicious, creamy, sweet and slightly bitter drink with a caffeine boost to counteract the food coma you’re in from the amazing food!? Grab an iced Vietnamese coffee with your meal or to go, and you won’t be disappointed.  Saigon Sisters has three locations you can check out.


Beatrix offers you a healthy bulletproof hot coffee option, but they’ve got the RD of iced coffees… La Colombe’s Nitro is like drinking a beer for breakfast but with a boost of caffeine and no hangover by lunch.  Check out the nitro by Colombe at one of Beatrix’s two locations or one of the La Colombe locations where they also have a latte on tap!

Asado Coffee Roasters

Asado is such an underrated coffee roaster in the city compared to the many that have popped up.  I think they make one of the BEST iced lattes I have ever had.  They don’t offer any specialty flavor syrups, just cane sugar if you want to add some sweetness to your coffee.  How could you though when you drink an iced latte that tastes this smooth?  It’s hard to make espresso blend well when iced, because of the nature of it’s bitterness being masked when hot, but this is delish! Check out one of their two locations.

Iced Military Latte from Sawada Coffee

 Admittedly this drink is pretty darn instagrammable when it’s hot, but what tastes great hot is also delish when cold.  And, let’s talk about this latte that has literally been brought to the next level of amazingness.  Green Tea latte PLUS espresso!?  Sign me up for that extra boost any day!  Oh and if it’s 5 o’clock somewhere in your world, feel free to indulge in some of their boozy options like their Sawada Style Cold Brew, which is their iced coffee with shochu, because why not?!

Iced Nutella Mocha from Dollop

An iced Mocha is delicious, but an iced NUTELLA mocha is da bomb!  Dollop has been expanding through out Chicago like crazy, because their delightful coffees and teas have been satisfying us for years up in uptown.  It’s great to see more options to hit them up at one of their nine locations.

Iced Coffee your way from Julius Meinl

Sometimes you just want to sit down to coffee like royalty.  You’ll get table service and the royal treatment at Julius Meinl.  Not only do they have a delightful spread of pastries and brekky items, but their lattes and coffees always hit the spot for me.  An austrian brand giving you a unique experience in Chicago.  For a relaxed pick me up, hit up one their spots around the city.
What’s your favorite iced bevvy?  Where do you like to go to refuel on a hot day!?  Let me know by commenting below, because I could always use more coffee in my life!  #ButFirstCoffee
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