Places We Like: The Coffee and Tea Exchange

The Coffee and Tea Exchange
3311 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 528-2241


We love this place. It’s become Andrew and my go-to for good coffee, and every time we go we find something new to love. The staff is always friendly and helpful whenever we go and they have great suggestions when we ask them advice on what roast to get. Also, if you need a coffee fix right away, they offered brewed coffee right in the shop.

The best part is that even though it’s a small, local place, the prices are incredibly reasonable and they have a huge selection. We’re currently working our way through the various flavored coffee they offer, but so far we’ve really enjoyed the Tiramisu, with the Swiss Chocolate and Almond coming in a close second. Our favorite used to be the French Mocha, but there was a sale on the Northwest roast, so we tried it and found it that we actually liked it better. For a dark roast like the French Mocha or Northwest, it’s 11.95/lb, which is cheaper and tastes better than most chain coffees. Better yet, they have weekly sales, so if you want to try something new at a lower cost (like we did!), that’s definitely an option.

We go here about 2-3 times a month, and it is always worth it. Definitely something to check out if you’re a coffee and tea lover and in the Chicago area.