@spot cafe (2 reviews)
I was initially excited to have a new cafe open up across the street from my work, but upon my first visit to @spot cafe, I was horribly disappointed to say the least. The service was poor, the helpings were meager, and the prices were outrageous. I thought maybe they just needed to work out the kinks of opening a new business, so I gave them another shot a few months after they opened. The service was even poorer this time. They were all out of soup, even though it was the lunch hour, and my panini was extremely soggy and subpar for inflated prices. I honestly wish this place could pull it together, as it is so convenient to my work building, but I'm pretty sure I will never go back to find out.
This great new tea cafe presents a selection of 20 Adagio Teas and 8 unique Fully Loaded Teas (Tomato Rebel Black and Cucumber Mojo White!). In addition to abundant tea choices, they have soups, sandwiches, 10 types of biscotti and a serious espresso machine. The vibe is friendly here, which makes it a comfortable place for everyone. There is a kid’s corner and a “place to park your pooch” outside. Modern lighting and great art complement the deep chocolate and burnt orange décor. Dark wood tables provide a place to eat, and the overstuffed couch and chairs offer a comfy setting while using the free wireless. I lingered over two drinks: Pomegranate Ceylon and a special Pirate’s Chai made of matcha, spices and soymilk. This frothy green chai is the most unique version I’ve tasted. Convenient in River North, I will be frequenting this spot.