Robust Coffee Lounge

Restaurants, Coffee shops Woodlawn
Robust Coffee Lounge

At the south end of the University of Chicago campus lies this industrial-chic coffee shop, perched on a corner flanked by empty lots. Owners Jake Sapstein and Derek Cortelyou source the beans from Milwaukee’s Alterra and curate a charming selection of candies and coffee-wonk supplies. Best of all, the fluffy Belgian waffles with a variety of toppings (we liked the cinnamon-dusted, sautéed apple–filled one) provide nearly enough sustenance to power U. of C.ers through Finnegans Wake.


Venue name: Robust Coffee Lounge
Address: 6300 S Woodlawn Ave
Cross street: at 63rd St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 6am–8pm; Sat, Sun 7am–7pm
Transport: El stop: Green to Cottage Grove. Bus: 4, 59, 63.
Price: Average cup of coffee: $1.50
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