Osmium Coffee Bar

Restaurants, Coffee shops Lake View
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
 (Photograph: Grace Allen)
Photograph: Grace AllenOsmium Coffee Bar
 (Photograph: Grace Allen)
Photograph: Grace AllenOsmium Coffee Bar
 (Photograph: Grace Allen)
Photograph: Grace AllenOsmium Coffee Bar
 (Photograph: Grace Allen)
Photograph: Grace AllenOsmium Coffee Bar
 (Photograph: Grace Allen)
Photograph: Grace AllenOsmium Coffee Bar
 (Photograph: Grace Allen)
Photograph: Grace AllenOsmium Coffee Bar

Dark Matter coffee expanded their reach north in July 2014, with the opening of Osmium Coffee Bar in Lakeview. Like Star Lounge, Dark Matter’s West Town location, you can expect the basics, like pour over and espresso, plus specialty lattes, like the agave latte, which is lightly sweet and well-balanced between agave, cinnamon and chocolate. If you're looking for a treat with your coffee, West Town Bakery provides croissants, pecan sticky buns, cinnamon rolls and other pastries. They’re also using Dark Matter's Unicorn Blood in toffee bark. Plus, there’s a rotating list of doughnuts from Do-Rite Donuts (we like the buttermilk old fashioned). The space accommodates both people working on laptops on free Wi-Fi and those hanging out with friends at a wooden bar with stools upholstered in purple cushioning. Plus the décor is quirky and funky—there’s a painting of pipes running through the ocean with squid tentacles wrapped around them.

By: Erica Garber


Venue name: Osmium Coffee Bar
Address: 1117 W Belmont Ave
Cross street: between Seminary Ave and Clifton Ave
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6am-9pm, Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 8am-9pm
Transport: El stop: Red, Brown, Purple to Belmont. Bus: 77.
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This is a great indie neighborhood coffee shop! They serve my favorite (and the most powerfully caffeinated) dark matter coffee so they are my go-to Monday morning. Fun and and quirky decor and this place is comfortable for everyone - families, friends catching up, grab and go or laptop workers! Perfect neighborhood spot.


I love Dark Matter and I love Jason Brammer - this place has Jason Brammer's steampunk art all over the place and serves up some amazing Dark Matter coffee beverages, plays fun music and holds an adorable back patio for you to chill out in in the summertime. They offer free birthday beverages which was a treat when I took my sister here for her birthday, and someone gave her a fun birthday dance in the place. I love comfy atmospheres like this surrounded by gorgeous art.