Double Shot Coffee Co.
1730 S. Boston Ave., 599-7700
Selling premium coffee beans from Africa, Central America, Indonesia, South America and Southeast Asia, DoubleShot's roastmaster knows and appreciates good coffee, which is why he uses a restored Italian roaster from 1953. If you're picky about your cup of java or maybe you're just sick of your Folgers, check it out. The mornings are just too cold these days to not warm the soul with a solid cup of coffee.
MON-THUR 7AM-5PM, FRI 7AM-3PM, SAT 9AM-3PM
2708 E. 15th St., 742-1200
How about a gourmet slice of life? Try the Pie Hole Classic for an original pizza taste including pepperoni, sausage, onion, peppers, olives and garlic. For the more refined palate, try the Four Seasons: salami, Italian ham, artichoke hearts and mushrooms. Build your own pizza with delectable, unique toppings including goat cheese, gyro meat, feta cheese, anchovies, kalamata olives and more. Get a full pie or buy it by the slice.
SUN-THUR 11AM-9PM; FRI-SAT 11AM-10PM
1520 E. 15 St., 585-2229;
5220 S. Yale, 493-7179;
7153 S. Lewis, 494-7022
If you tend to order everything on the side, this might be the perfect lunch spot for you. Everything at Qdoba is made right before your eyes. Try one of the signature burritos, such as a Fajita Ranchera Burrito or a Poblano Pesto Burrito. Qdoba also offers quesadillas, tortilla soup and nachos, all prepared with your choice of beans, salsa and toppings.
3334 S. Peoria Ave., 933-4848
Enter the Cosmos. Now located on Brookside, Cosmo Café hasn't lost its touch of good eats at a late-night hour. Devour one of their sophisticated sandwiches (the Cosmo Egg Salad and Cosmo Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches are two favorites), salads and hot entrees with gourmet coffee. Cosmo also has a fully stocked bar and relaxed and inviting setting, perfect for you late-nighters. Whatever the choice, it's sure to be out of this world.
MON-THURS 11AM-12AM; FRI-SAT 11AM-2AM; SUN 11AM-11PM
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