Tour Streeterville’s All-Day Cafe, Cupitol, Arriving in the City

March 19, 2017

Repost from Eater, by 

The team behind Cupitol, a popular all-day cafe and restaurant that opened last year in suburban Evanston, will debut a second location on Monday in Chicago. That’s when European-influenced coffee drinks and food come to Streeterville at 455 E. Illinois Street. Grab-and-go options serve morning commuters, while more robust items — like skirt steak — are available at night.

There’s a more industrial feel for their city location inside the River East Plaza, the same development that includes Target, Molly’s Cupcakes, and Pinstripes. Big windows draw sunlight so workers can lounge around during the day in comfort. When the sun sets, it’s a place to meet up before or after a movie across the street at the AMC River East 21, just a block west across the street.

Omelettes, pancakes, salads, and sandwiches all populate the menu. Cupitol promises more upscale selections, not just reheated food that’s common at many coffee shops. Plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian choices are also available.

Check out the photos below. Cupitol will be open from 7 a.m until 10 p.m. daily starting Monday in Streeterville.

Blackboard Eats: Eat this Now—The Wellness Edition

February 7, 2017

Repost from Blackboard Eats, by Nicole Schnitzler

There’s no better way to kick off the New Year than with some healthy choices, but that hardly means we need to corner ourselves in our kitchen with cayenne, lemon juice, and honey for days on end. In fact, there’s still much to celebrate after December 31 in Chicago, with a number of recently opened eateries pulling their own by offering dishes that are as good for your taste buds as they are for your waistline.

Sweet potato bowl at Cupitol

It doesn’t get much better than this café’s satisfying bowl, which is brimming with brown rice, kale, vegan coconut curry, a poached egg, and sweet potatoes—a dynamite source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. If that weren’t enough, they taste dang good with just about anything, as chef-owner Sellia Georges knows well.

Modern Luxury: Café Buzz

December 22, 2016

Repost from Modern Luxury Magazine


If there’s one thing you can’t miss at Cupitol – the new all-day spot that’s bringing European flair to Evanston’s cafe scene – it’s the Freddo, a superfrothy, punched-up iteration of an iced latte that’s sure to make you want to stay awhile. And that you can, thanks to the cafe’s morning-to-night menu of international offerings. Owner Sellia Georges, who spent nearly two decades living abroad, was inspired to craft a coffee shop that captured the laid-back vibe of all-day European cafes. Ample seating arrangements – from plush banquettes to lounge armchairs – provide the perfect setting for anything from study sessions to date nights.Our suggestion? Come back in the evening for a winter warm-up of kicky coffee-ribbed wings – the perfect accompaniment to the cafe’s signature cocktail, a potent blend of aged and over proofed rum, passion fruit, vanilla and lime.