It’s time to sip and shop to your heart’s content. Known for their preppy sweaters and country club chic outfits, it seems obvious that Ralph Lauren would open a caffeine-fueled spot in the Windy City. The famous fashion brand opened the trendy coffee spot over the weekend– operating out of its flagship store on Michigan Avenue.
Why not sip on a classic latte in a high-end store? It’s all about cultivating the good life, as they say. Whether you’re stopping by for a chai or there for some holiday shopping, Ralph’s Coffee is such a sweet treat that somehow encapsulates the holiday spirit. It’s sure to keep you going through those winter blues.
Ralph’s already has a restaurant located in the store– the RL Restaurant (which opened in 1999) seems like a pleasing place to spend a snowy afternoon– with gorgeous herringbone wood floors, custom wallpaper, and a cozy fireplace. Take in the simple green and white color pallet and enjoy a salad and a glass of crisp white wine– or whatever you feel like ordering that day.
Now, with the addition of Ralph’s Coffee at the Chicago flagship, it looks like their dining empire is almost complete. Ralph’s Coffee shop is already a big hit in New York, making appearances on the Gossip Girl reboot, and going viral on TikTok thanks to its aesthetically pleasing design and chic offerings. The coffee is worth the trip. There are a few specialty coffee blends (by La Colombe) dubbed Ralph’s Roast, Ralph’s Espresso, and Ralph’s Decaf. The coffee, made from organically grown beans found in Central America, South America, and Africa, are roasted and packaged in Philadelphia.
If you’re looking for a sweet treat, the prime spot also offers up a bevy of breakfast items like overnight oats, a Chicago-exclusive morning glory muffin, and a selection of pastries, like a signature brownie and Ralph’s Chocolate Chip Cookie– perfect for dipping into a hot cappuccino.
If you want to bring Ralph’s Coffee merch home with you, you’re in luck as they also offer logo-adorned mugs, ever-popular tote bags, T-shirts, and a selection of coffee beans to recreate the perfect cup at home.
Ralph’s Coffee is open Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 8 PM and Sunday from 9 AM to 7 PM.
Address: 750 N Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611
[Featured photo via: Ralph Lauren]