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Best Coffee Shops in Chicago
Food & Wine
"Classic coffee drinks like the Americano and cappuccino are up for grabs alongside a selection of boozy steamers."
2016 Best of Chicago
Chicago Magazine
"It's smooth and balanced, the tea’s grassiness enhanced by the chocolaty undercurrent, and it’s by far the prettiest latte in the city."
10 Cool Indie Coffee Shops from Coast to Coast
Paste Magazine
"House specialties include the Military Latte, matcha tea and espresso, and the spirited “Sawada style” cold brew with Japanese shochu (liquor)."
7 Can’t-Miss Chicago Coffee Shops
InStyle
"Staunch precision meets cozy atmosphere pulsing with a bold but familiar café aroma at Sawada."
Sawada Coffee: Tokyo Visions In Chicago’s West Loop
Sprudge
"Sawada Coffee’s influence over Chicago culture is making itself known, from a proliferation of matcha-style drinks to an exploration in diversity in flavors and tastes. Sodikoff and Tomaro’s values of tradition, quality, and generosity seem to be syncing up perfectly with Sawada and the West Loop."
The 8 Hottest Coffee Shops in Chicago
Zagat Chicago
"One of the coolest coffee shops to open in Chicago probably ever, Sawada is a partnership between Hogsalt Hospitality and Hiroshi Sawada, a first-place winner of the Latte Art World Championship."
Au Cheval’s Brendan Sodikoff opens coffee shop with Japanese latte artist
Chicago Tribune
"Hiroshi could have chosen to do a shop anywhere," Sodikoff says. "We're just happy we can go out there and get his coffee every day."
Matcha Is the Next Big Thing, and Here Are the Best Places to Get It
Chicago Magazine
"At this West Loop newcomer, a showstopping rosetta adorns each green tea latte—a decadent steamer of matcha, milk, and vanilla syrup."
8 Places To Find Delicious And Healthy Matcha-Infused Food In Chicago
Chicagoist
"When Sawada - Brendan Sodikoff’s coffee geek paradise, lofted over Green Street Smoked Meats - launched in late 2015, Chicago foodies let out a collective squeal of delight over its military latte."
The coziest coffee shops in Chicago
RedEye
"Sawada is the highly caffeinated brainchild of Chicago restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff and Japanese latte artist Hiroshi Sawada."
2016 Best of Chicago
Windy City Live
"Sawada Coffee is unlike anywhere else in the US."
World Latte Art Champ Hiroshi Sawada Swirls Into Chicago
Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine
"This is Sawada USA, an American coffee shop brand that straddles various cultures to offer patrons something totally unique."
5 Reason Sawada Wins at Coffee
PureWow Chicago
"Seriously, you need to see this latte art."
Chicago’s Best Bar And Restaurant Openings In December
Thrillist Chicago
"Restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff likes to keep us guessing, and his latest surprise opening, a coffee shop collaboration with renowned latte artist Hiroshi Sawada, is no exception."
Sawada Coffee: Japanese Latte Artist Partners with Hogsalt Hospitality
Zagat
"It's an Instagrammer’s paradise, complete with a hand-painted espresso machine and a ping pong table. "
West Loop ups its latte art game with Sawada Coffee
RedEye
"The menu includes espresso-based drinks, cappuccinos, cortados and boozy steamers. Of course, there will also be a selection of Doughnut Vault goodies available at the counter."