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|
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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