Espression By Lavazza

(312) 640-2440 | View Website

140 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL | Directions   60611

41.900437 -87.623406

Coffeehouses, Restaurants, $  more

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Near North Side, Central

Espression By Lavazza
Nocciolato, Croccantino, Monte Rosa, Tiramisu, Espessone, Choco Espessone, Summer Espessone, Espesso, Cioccolata Italiana, Cioccolata Con Panna... more

Reviews for Espression By Lavazza

10 months ago

LOVE THIS PLACE!! Amazing espresso and talented baristas.

over a year ago

A real European cafe' in Chicago's Gold Coast – Feels just like being in Europe, Italy more exact since that is where Lavazza is from. Now there is nothing like real Italian espresso. I have tried several of the specialty coffees they offer and this is not only the best coffees I have had in a long time but the most innovative selection I have come across. The presentation of the beverages are creative - some are served in martini glasses - it is so nice not to have to deal with paper cups (unless in a rush).

They bake really nice muffins, scones and cookies in the cafe' and the ones I have tried have been very good and I am quite picky. They make the salads and sandwiches while you wait and the ones I have tried have been delicious - I am hooked on the fig marmalade, brie and prosciutto sandwich and a salad with smoked salmon. The prices are surprisingly low considering the food is made with quality ingredients - good value while eating healthy and fresh food.

The interior is modern Italian and the walls have cool shots taken by famous photographers. I even got my hands on the 2009 Lavazza calendar - photographed by Annie Leibovitz!

The staff that I have taken my orders and served me at the table has been courteous.

A very welcome edition to the Chicago scene.

over a year ago

Italian in design, American in cuisine, this coffee lounge flies against the traditional aesthetic of the Drake Hotel. – In Short
The historic Drake Hotel makes a peculiar home for the very modern cafe concept, the first of its kind for the popular coffee chain, taking up residence there. The Italian-inspired lounge departs from the formal feel of the elegant dame that has welcomed visitors for years to Michigan Avenue, boasting fresh white bucket seats accented with red, a color also splashed in swirls on cafe tables. Cylindrical light fixtures hang from the ceilings and a coffee "bar" looks more like a real bar. The drink of choice is premium Italian espresso, with contemporary American food as accents.


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