Now that many places around town take coffee seriously, it’s strange to remember when this inconspicuous coffee shop was the only place in town committed to the craft. Kevin Ashtari, whose obsession with coffee began in the Pacific Northwest, roasts his beans—usually African—in a drum roaster behind the counter daily, and rigorously trains his baristas, resulting in toasty, full-bodied cups of coffee. Seating, lighting and eating are afterthoughts here, so grab a cup of coffee and a bag of beans to go.
|Venue name:||Asado Coffee Co.||Contact:|
1432 W Irving Park Rd
|Cross street:||between Southport and Janssen Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7am–4pm; Sat, Sun 8am–4pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown to Irving Park; Red to Sheridan. Bus: 9, 22, 80.|
|Price:||Average cup of coffee: $4|
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Average User Rating
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I was in River North one morning and came upon Asado on Eire near Kingsbury. The store is clean and minimalistic with a traditional coffee menu. I got a basic pour-over coffee that truly wowed me with its flavor. I was a bit put-off with the cost($4 for a small); but honestly it was a complex and beautiful cup of coffee. I don't see myself getting coffee here every day, but will definitely be back for days when I can savor and appreciate Asado's coffee artistry.