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December 2, 2016

Story by Ariel Cooin, repost from the Spoon University


Cupitol will instantly teleport you to a café abroad with their European-inspired menu and atmosphere. When you walk in, you can choose to sit either at a table or in a lounge area with couches and coffee tables. No matter which study environment you prefer, you still get access to the full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.

This is not your average coffee shop. Cupitol serves real breakfast, lunch and dinner options and in huge portions. For breakfast, order the Shroomed Omelet stuffed with mushrooms, spinach and gruyere, or a sweet and crispy Belgian Waffle served a la mode. For lunch or dinner, dig into a juicy cheeseburger or a heaping plate of Basil Pomodoro Gnocchi. If you’re seeking lighter fare, there are abundant salad or sandwich options. Or if you just need a small snack, there are eye-catching sweet and savory pastries kept up at the counter.

The drink menu keeps up with extensive food menus serving both hot and cold coffees and teas. There are even specialty coffees like a Greek Frappé (like a Starbucks Frappuccino but better) or a Freddo Cappuccino, the drink after which the WiFi password is aptly named. If coffee or tea aren’t quite your speed, they also serve freshly squeezed and cold-pressed juices. To top it all off, Cupitol serves a variety of different cocktails so you can toast to finishing your homework.

Thrillist: Cupitol Coffee & Eatery

November 2, 2016

Story by Meredith Balkus, repost from the Thrillist


It’s hard to believe that the modern, gleaming white café that is now Cupitol was formerly the Keg, a notorious dive bar frequented by Northwestern students. The coffee shop-restaurant hybrid draws inspiration from European cafes with a menu of freshly baked pastries and savory lunch bites like tuna niçoise and gravlax tartine. Dinner is worth checking out, but breakfast proves the most popular thanks to well-crafted coffee beverages and buttery croissants.