Revival Caffe Bar, Chicago, IL
125 S. Clark St, Chicago, IL, 60603
Chicago is a city of silver linings for me. While on a way to a conference overseas, my connecting flight got stuck on the tarmac and I missed my long-haul flight. Let me just say, I wasn't mad about it. It afforded a day in the windy-city to get deep dish pizza, take a ton of photos at 'The Bean', have a cold drink on the sunny Navy Pier,
and visit new coffee shops.
Revival Cafe Bar and their impressive long table, got my immediate attention.
What I didn't know was that Revival Cafe is just a component of a fancy food court named Revival Food Hall. The fact that Google Maps could only find Revival Food Hall should have clued me in, but I apparently didn't quite catch on.
But the 'tada' light bulb went off when I walked in!
The ceiling captured and held my attention for the first two minutes until I remembered -- Oh yeah, I came for breakfast and coffee. The Cafe Bar stayed full our entire time there, but I didn't care because all I really wanted to do was sit at the long table!
Revival Cafe is a good place for people who take their coffee seriously and for those who just need their caffeine fix. You can go more 'mainsteam' with a cold brew, nitro cold brew or even a nitro latte (hadn't heard of that before!). However, if you're a player in the note-tasting coffee game, you can also order a V60 or a Chemex pour-over with your choice bean.
I ordered a flat-white and was disappointed when it came in a to-go cup. I was excited to see their latte art (and due to microfoam, the flat-white is quite possible the best canvas)... But alas, no ceramic cup. So, no good coffee photos.
But, I did get lots of donut pictures.
Hotel Chocolate is all of five feet from Revival Cafe. Having not yet noticed the donuts, I first ordered a bagel & smear. And then my friend ordered a bagel & smear AND a donut. I was so glad she gave me 'permission' to get a donut too.
Note to future self -- donuts are always a good idea.
...especially when they have heart-shaped holes.
Now, someone please go
try the nitro latte
And let me know what you think!