The Wormhole Coffee
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- The Wormhole CoffeeMember ofArt & Design LoversOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
There's a DeLorean from Back To The Future inside this cafe. No, Doc Brown isn't behind the bar creating some new way to serve coffee but just about every inch of The Wormhole is adorned with 80's nostalgia. From plush Gizmo dolls from Gremlins to a side table filled with unroasted coffee beans & Masters of the Universe He-Man toys. Just as important, one cannot forget the large tube television in the back corner of The Wormhole that sports a Nintendo system with many classics like Mike Tyson's Punch Out.
The real reason to come to The Wormhole isn't the nostalgia obsession but for the amazing things they are doing behind the bar. From serving a selection of espresso based drinks, think lattes, cappuccinos, cortado, all made with Metropolis coffee to a wide arrange of teas & pour over coffees. They also has a rotating selection of guest roasters that varies month to month, week to week, or day to day all depending on how popular the roaster is.
The secret sauce that makes The Wormhole truly so special though are their signature drinks. Here is where they combine that love of nostalgia with their creativity & skill to create mind blowing lattes. Not only do they elevate standard vanilla or mocha lattes with their drinks like the Honey Bear Latte but they have also been known to create things completely unheard of. The Peanut Butter Koopa Troopa Latte is probably the most famous of their lattes which offers a unique & rich balanced latte with, of course, peanut butter.
Finally, The Wormhole also offers a seasonal signature drink that changes somewhat in line with the awkwardly paced season of Chicago. From their winter concoction The McCallister, a Home Alone inspired Cascara & Seedling apple cider with cinnamon spice & cranberries, to the more recent spring drink The Bedrock, a cortado like latte that combines cereal milk & Fruity Pebbled infused syrup to create a jolt akin to saturday morning cartoons.
Though one can throw titles like hipster into the mix it is best to just accept The Wormhole as a caffeinated retro-haven that can become notoriously crowded on the weekends.