Charmers Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 1500 W Jarvis Ave

    Chicago, IL 60626

    Cross street: Greenview Ave

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  • 773-743-2233

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Delicious bagels. That's really all there is to it. a bagel with cream cheese or a bagel sandwich or anything like that. You can order bagels. That being said, the bagels are quite delicious.

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★★★★☆

Delicious bagels. That's really all there is to it. a bagel with cream cheese or a bagel sandwich or anything like that. You can order bagels. That being said, the bagels are quite delicious.

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I tried this place out, hoping to find a neighborhood gem, unfortunately it is more of a neighborhood dive. The barista was clueless on how to make a dry cappuccino, the place was ultra dirty and unsanitary. I have also had much better

3
★★★★★

I tried this place out, hoping to find a neighborhood gem, unfortunately it is more of a neighborhood dive. The barista was clueless on how to make a dry cappuccino, the place was ultra dirty and unsanitary. I have also had much better

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This is one of the nicest independent coffee bars around. Great locally brewed coffee and pastries too. What's not to like? Also, bagel sandwiches that are great! We eat and drink here all the time and find the place to be family

3
★★★★★

This is one of the nicest independent coffee bars around. Great locally brewed coffee and pastries too. What's not to like? Also, bagel sandwiches that are great! We eat and drink here all the time and find the place to be family

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The owner is awesome. A great place for coffee, tea, bagels, and other baked goods. It is located in a lovely neighborhood. When the weather is nice people are sitting out on the patio.

5
★★★★★

The owner is awesome. A great place for coffee, tea, bagels, and other baked goods. It is located in a lovely neighborhood. When the weather is nice people are sitting out on the patio.

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I love this place! Great coffee (from Metropolis) and very friendly folks.

They have a lovely assortment of baked goods (delivered from Benison's in Evanston) as well as a nice variety of freshly-squeezed juices, such as beet, ginger and apple, which is my favorite.

The outdoor seating is very cozy and it fosters a real sense of community here. Plus, my dog, Barko, is welcome outside!

5
★★★★★

I love this place! Great coffee (from Metropolis) and very friendly folks.

They have a lovely assortment of baked goods (delivered from Benison's in Evanston) as well as a nice variety of freshly-squeezed juices, such as beet, ginger and apple, which is my favorite.

The outdoor seating is very cozy and it fosters a real sense of community here. Plus, my dog, Barko, is welcome outside!

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Very cute coffee shop with an amazing selection of coffees, teas, and bagels. All the sandwiches have cute clever names and the few I have tried are very tasty. Nice outdoor patio and welcoming staff. Definitely stop in if you are in the neighborhood - very friendly.

4
★★★★☆

Very cute coffee shop with an amazing selection of coffees, teas, and bagels. All the sandwiches have cute clever names and the few I have tried are very tasty. Nice outdoor patio and welcoming staff. Definitely stop in if you are in the neighborhood - very friendly.

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Great quaint coffee shop in Roger's Park! The baristas know how to make a cup of coffee. (it also helps that they are using the incredible Metropolis beans!) The atmosphere is very homey. It's a great place to work if you can telecommute. There's a lot of people there doing it. Their bagel sandwiches are a little pricey but good. If it's a nice day, you can sit on their patio with your dog and enjoy the neighborhood.

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Great quaint coffee shop in Roger's Park! The baristas know how to make a cup of coffee. (it also helps that they are using the incredible Metropolis beans!) The atmosphere is very homey. It's a great place to work if you can telecommute. There's a lot of people there doing it. Their bagel sandwiches are a little pricey but good. If it's a nice day, you can sit on their patio with your dog and enjoy the neighborhood.

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High prices, sparse seating, and heaps of we're-to-cool-for-you hipster attitude make this a place to avoid. Better to spend your money at nearby Ennui.

3
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High prices, sparse seating, and heaps of we're-to-cool-for-you hipster attitude make this a place to avoid. Better to spend your money at nearby Ennui.

Pros: good coffe; tasty sandwiches

Cons: high prices; sparse seating; staff attitude

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I tried Charmers twice and that will be the last time. I thought that the service was quite slow on my first visit but the second time I went, I could not believe how awful the service was. There was a group of four people ahead of me and all ordered an espresso drink. I then proceeded to order a latte. The barista was awful. He was calling out the drinks "one of four" and then five minutes later "two of four" and then 5 minutes later "three of four", ok you get the idea. I waited 20 minutes for a latte. That is absolutely ridiculous. The prices are right up there with Starbucks but the service and quality of the coffee simply do not warrant it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I tried Charmers twice and that will be the last time. I thought that the service was quite slow on my first visit but the second time I went, I could not believe how awful the service was. There was a group of four people ahead of me and all ordered an espresso drink. I then proceeded to order a latte. The barista was awful. He was calling out the drinks "one of four" and then five minutes later "two of four" and then 5 minutes later "three of four", ok you get the idea. I waited 20 minutes for a latte. That is absolutely ridiculous. The prices are right up there with Starbucks but the service and quality of the coffee simply do not warrant it.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Service, price, quality

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I've been to Charmers three times. Twice, the coffee was blah, once, it was excellent. At all times there was not much in the pastry cabinet. I had a piece of cherry pie, the last in the case, which was tasty, but small and kind of dry. There was a pit in it, which I almost hurt my mouth on. Sorry, this place is overpriced and needs a good competitor, which may be the new one on Morse St.
The Bagel place next door is tasty, a little overpriced, but food is very fresh and a little more worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to Charmers three times. Twice, the coffee was blah, once, it was excellent. At all times there was not much in the pastry cabinet. I had a piece of cherry pie, the last in the case, which was tasty, but small and kind of dry. There was a pit in it, which I almost hurt my mouth on. Sorry, this place is overpriced and needs a good competitor, which may be the new one on Morse St.
The Bagel place next door is tasty, a little overpriced, but food is very fresh and a little more worth it.

Pros: Good ambiance, good internet connection.

Cons: Mediocre coffee, expensive and not much to munch on

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The service here has greatly improved since they first opened, and is now comparable, if not better, to Starbucks, particuliarly the one @ Dominic's Gateway. The coffee is delicious, and they have the best croisants I've ever had in Chicago. They also just started carrying Homer's icecream, which is incredible. The prices are a bit high, but the treats are so good it's worth it.

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★★★★☆

The service here has greatly improved since they first opened, and is now comparable, if not better, to Starbucks, particuliarly the one @ Dominic's Gateway. The coffee is delicious, and they have the best croisants I've ever had in Chicago. They also just started carrying Homer's icecream, which is incredible. The prices are a bit high, but the treats are so good it's worth it.

Pros: food

Cons: prices

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Its funny how most of these people who want to start coffee shops, do it because they hate coffee giants like Starbucks, or other chains.....Don't get me wrong I love going to places that roast there own coffee or are the small coffee house feel, but one thing this place and other places like this cannot compete with is the quality or customer service that Starbucks gives..regardless of a few bad experiences at the starbucks across the country its still better than my two and only two experiences at Charmers, bad espresso, over priced even more than Starbucks. Learn your machinge please...

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★★★☆☆

Its funny how most of these people who want to start coffee shops, do it because they hate coffee giants like Starbucks, or other chains.....Don't get me wrong I love going to places that roast there own coffee or are the small coffee house feel, but one thing this place and other places like this cannot compete with is the quality or customer service that Starbucks gives..regardless of a few bad experiences at the starbucks across the country its still better than my two and only two experiences at Charmers, bad espresso, over priced even more than Starbucks. Learn your machinge please...

Pros: Location

Cons: Bad Barista, Bad Drinks, Expensive

 

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