Dollop – Loop location

Dollop is a bit of an institution in Chicago, if independent coffee shops can be institutions. It’s 11 years old and it has eight shops all over town, but my writing group has a special relationship with it because the first meetups used to be held at Dollop Buena Park some years ago.  

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Today we’ve grown into several different groups in separate neighborhoods, each with its own particular home base, but Dollop will forever be our original darling. So today, I will show you the Loop location.

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They have several individual tables, bars along the windows, a couple of couches, and a large, central table. Wi-fi is free, the music is unobtrusive, and there is lots of natural light coming in through the vast wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows.

You might have a bit of trouble finding it at first. It’s hidden under scaffolding, beneath the L tracks, and behind the Harold Washington Library. But once you step in, the Loop’s Dollop reveals a large, open space, and welcomes you serving coffee and tea alongside sandwiches, pastries, and local artwork.

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Their coffee is Metropolis. The crafted candles were unexpected but interesting.

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Every Dollop I’ve visited is vastly different in style though I’ve only been to about half of their locations, so I fully recommend you visit all of them and find your favorite.

225 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 846-6103

HOURS
Mon–Fri: 6:30am — 7pm
Sat–Sun: 8am — 7pm

dollopcoffee.com
 

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