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Metropolis Coffee Roasterie


3057 N. Rockwell St.
Follow Metropolis Coffee signs down brick alleyway north of Nelson




Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 2pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Rosen Architecture, 2015


Metropolis Coffee Co. is an anchor tenant of "Rockwell on the River" , a new destination for food-oriented businesses in Avondale. The 18,000-square foot headquarters and roastery opened in September 2015 in a former tannery building, moving from an Andersonville garage. Metropolis encompasses 3 buildings from this 10-building, turn-of-the-century leather tannery, and boasts many of the original structural elements of the space, including original wooden beams on the warehouse's bow-truss ceiling. This site is not a cafe, and is not routinely open to the public.

Visitor Experience

Savor the aroma of roasting coffee at this beautifully-renovated roastery by the Chicago River. Enjoy free hot coffee brewed and served on-site, with beans and other merchandise available for purchase.