Julius Meinl Chicago
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Julius Meinl Chicago
Inspiring Poets Since 1862

Our Locations

Southport Kaffeehaus: 3601 N Southport Ave

Hours: 7am-10pm Daily

Kitchen Menu

Coffee & Pastry Menu


Ravenswood Kaffeebar: 4115 N Ravenswood Ave

Hours: 7am-3pm Monday-Friday

8am-2pm Saturday-Sunday

Coffee & Pastry Menu


Rich Heritage

In 1862, Julius Meinl owned a grocery store in Vienna, Austria. At that time, coffee was sold green and unroasted, having been introduced only recently by the Ottoman Empire. One day, a maid came to him in tears, having saved her wages for weeks to buy a bit of coffee, only to burn it on her stove in an attempt to roast it herself. That day, Julius Meinl made the decision to be the first European to sell freshly roasted coffee on his shelves.

More than 150 years later, the Meinl family has brought their premium roasted coffee and Vienna Kaffeehaus culture to over 70 countries around the world. We are proud to invite you to our Chicago Kaffeehaus to share a taste of centuries of tradition!


The original Julius Meinl Grocery Store, c. 1862

The original Julius Meinl Grocery Store, c. 1862


Contact Us

Questions or concerns? We'd love to hear from you!


(773) 868-1857


(773) 883-1864

Wholesale inquiries, billing questions, events and more:

(773) 431-5992




Ask about our delicious bestsellers today!

Ask about our delicious bestsellers today!