Best Coffee Shop: Coffee Lab & Roasters

Kara Peeler, Assistant Copy Editor

Whether you’re looking for a caffeinated pick-me-up to sustain you through long study sessions or a sweet snack to brighten your day, Coffee Lab & Roasters is there to help.

Located on Noyes Street, Coffee Lab is the perfect stop for when you’re on North Campus and don’t want to make the trek downtown. Its top-tier quality and convenience has kept caffeine addicts coming back year after year — this is its fourth Best of Evanston win.

Since 2010, this Asian- and LGBTQ-owned independent coffee shop has been serving up quality beverages and food. Coffee Lab prides itself on its fresh roasted specialty pour-over coffee, and their beans are roasted every week by a local small batch roaster.

Known for its purple ube latte, butter mochi cakes and homemade scones, Coffee Lab has something for everybody. The shop sells Filipino-, Korean- and Japanese-inspired artisan pastries, so you always know you’re in for a treat.

With its simplistic wooden style, Coffee Lab has a homey environment that is perfect whether you want a place to work, catch up with friends or simply sit alone with your thoughts.

Don’t wait too late in the day — snacks sell out and seats fill up early because Coffee Lab is truly Evanston’s best.

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