The Daily Cup serves up charm
By Lindsey Steer
Chameleon Staff Writer
It seems that there is truly an art to finding the perfect coffee shop.
You’d think that with how common they are it would be easy enough to just waltz into any ol’ coffee shop and be completely content, right?
Let’s face it, as delightful as it sounds to be the neighborhood regular at a coffeehouse almost worthy of being a second home, it’s hard to find the perfect spot.
Though finding a superb coffee shop can be challenging, fortunately, you don’t have to look any further than down the street in Rogers Park.
Located right in the heart of Loyola, The Daily Cup serves as an excellent neighborhood coffeehouse. Its convenience alone is enough to bring Loyola customers through the door, but what really draws one to stay is its warm ambiance.
Cozy and inviting, it truly feels like entering a home instead of a coffee shop when arriving to The Daily Cup. The walls are covered with original artwork and the space is filled with its own free-spirited flavor. Upon walking in, there was definitely a charm about the shop that made me smile.
The atmosphere is almost as appetizing as the menu itself. It is difficult to settle for merely one option while gazing at the assortment of classic drinks, non-coffee drinks, and signature masterpieces that are all creative, appealing, and skillfully crafted.
In addition to the drinks, The Daily Cup also offers quite an array of snacks to munch on. If you’re looking for something on the sweet side, you will not be disappointed with their choice of treats; they all seem to have some sort of twist that sets them apart from ordinary pastries. If you’re in the mood for something a little less sweet, they also have delicious-looking sandwich options.
I ended up choosing one of their signature drinks, “Carmanut Mocha,” which was rich, creamy, and made for a splendid treat. The whipped cream on top was possibly the most scrumptious I’ve ever had, truthfully perfecting the drink.
However, my favorite part was probably the fact that it was served in one of the ceramic mugs taken from their shelf of beautifully assorted homemade mugs, adding to the unique character of the entire experience.
“Carmanut Mocha” went inseparably well with the Raspberry Nutella Scone that I also purchased. The fact that it had Nutella in it was convincing enough for me, and once I sunk my teeth into it, I knew I made the right choice. Its biscuit-like texture, unusual combination, and out-of-the-oven freshness was an excellent complement to my “Carmanut Mocha.”
As for the service, it genuinely reflects the warm tone of the entire shop. The baristas are very pleasant and successfully make you feel right at home. Not only are they friendly, but they also make the drinks in a timely and presentable manner.
All in all, The Daily Cup is very satisfying in both taste and the environment itself. While some coffee shops can be overwhelming, The Daily Cup manages to keep a tranquil environment, perfect for reading, working, conversing, listening to their lovely cluster of music, or just coming to enjoy the little things.
The Daily Cup is great for making memories or a brief escape from campus. I left already looking forward to my next visit.
To contact Lindsey Steer, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.