Istria Cafe

Chicago, Illinois

Closed as of Jun 19 11

1520 E. 57th St.
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Vegan-Friendly

4.4 / 3 votes

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Coffee, gelato, sorbet

Coffee/Tea/Juice

This place makes coffee, sandwiches, and gelato. Some of the gelato is made with soy, and they also have vegan sorbet. The staff knows exactly which flavors are and are not vegan.

Added by Eric Purdy on Nov 20 05 (last updated Jun 21 11)

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The gelato is amazing. The various vegan flavors that I've seen are the following:

Blood Orange
Kiwi
Strawberry
Forest Berry
Raspberry
Lemon
Cherry
Pineapple
Mango
Soy Chocolate

They usually have between 2 and 5 vegan flavors. The staff is very helpful. Istria even sell tubs of gelato for catering events. The best part is that the gelato is very inexpensive and they give huge portions. Occasionally flavors taste freezer-burnt. This problem tends to exist less in the summer (when gelato is more popular and doesn't sit in the freezer for more than a day or two).


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I must agree - I had the raspberry sorbet and it was pretty good. I noticed that they had a decent selection of coffee drinks all available with soy.

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Neighborhood

Hyde Park

Directions

Underneath the Metra tracks at 57th and Lake Park.

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Features

  • Wi-Fi

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Hours

6:30am - 7pm
7am - 7pm
8am - 6pm

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