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late night handout?

KOchef04 Jan 29, 2008 05:47 PM

A friend and I are meeting this week around 7:30. We would like to find a cafe/bakery/restaurant to get some coffee and dessert. I have had a hard time finding a good place open untill 9:00 or so (so we can talk...) Anyone have a suggestion? Near the loop would be best, but we are willing to travel. Thanks in advance!

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  1. nsxtasy RE: KOchef04 Jan 29, 2008 05:59 PM

    Atwood Cafe, in the Hotel Burnham at State and Washington, is open till 10 during the week (later on weekends) and is a good place for coffee and dessert. www.atwoodcafe.com

    Fox and Obel is not too far from the Loop, and open till 9 every day, and you can get coffee and dessert at the cafe in the rear of the store.

    Hot Chocolate is perfect for this, but it's 3-4 miles from the Loop, in Wicker Park. www.hotchocolatechicago.com

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      donnacrocker RE: nsxtasy Feb 1, 2008 06:52 PM

      Hot chocolate is not a place I would go to have a conversation. The selection and volume of music played there is outrageous. Not conducive for good conversation.
      Fox and Obel is an option. Is Moonstruck on Michigan still open? Wonderful chocolate and goodies to boot. Ghiradelli just off Michigan Ave, I think around Chicago or Water Tower Place Food Life.

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      amoncada RE: KOchef04 Jan 29, 2008 06:49 PM

      Three great options with lots of character
      The Third Coast on Dearborn at Goethe has been around forever. It's perfect! Open Late Late.

      Artopolis Cafe in Greektown on Halsted is quite cool and has plenty of homemade desserts, salads, entree's.

      Iguana Cafe on Halsted near Grand Avenue.

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        SuzMiCo RE: amoncada Jan 30, 2008 07:51 AM

        I totally agree that Third Coast would be perfect. They used to be open all night. They are now only open until midnight. Definitely late enough for the OP.

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          amoncada RE: SuzMiCo Feb 1, 2008 08:25 AM

          Yep, I have fond memories of my late nights at The Third Coast..ah those were the days! It has such a cool sort of artsy underground vibe.

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        KOchef04 RE: KOchef04 Jan 31, 2008 09:50 PM

        Thanks for everyones help!

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