Asado Coffee Roasters: Chicago Ave.
Now called Pickwick Coffee Roasting Co.
1651 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
This East Ukrainian Village coffee shop is the second location for one of the city's most well-respected nanoroasters. The modern and chic build-out design was intended to be bright and welcoming, while still giving patrons a comfortable place to relax while listening to vinyl records. The baristas are so passionate about their coffee, they roast ethically traded green coffee beans on-site and use a superior espresso machine from the Netherlands. Large, bright yellow pendant lights were incorporated to complement the pastel walls, stained concrete floor and white tables. The space also combines a warm custom-built wooden fireplace wall, walnut benches and old-school style chairs, as well as bright yellow lounge chairs.