Situated in Wrigleyville, this European-style coffeehouse is one of three Julius Meinl locations outside of Vienna, Austria (the other two are in Chicago, as well). First established in 1862, the company is known for its bold, well-balanced coffee, served here on a silver platter with a small cookie and glass of water. In addition to the imported coffee, patrons also enjoy more than 20 loose-leaf teas, homemade pastries, and casual European fare such as baked eggs and Austrian goulash (meat and vegetable stew). The coffee house is simply adorned with hardwood floors, wooden tables, and loveseats set in little nooks.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.