Miriam's Café at the Smart

Miriam's Café at the Smart Miriam's Café is the in-house coffee shop at the Smart Museum of Art. We are located in Hyde Park, at the heart of the University of Chicago campus.

The bright and art-filled Miriam’s Café at the Smart Museum of Art is home to the finest coffee on the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus. The café serves premium illy coffee, espresso drinks, hand-bagged tea, and a diverse selection of international fare from local businesses. The menu includes sandwiches from Z&H, assorted tofu and veggie dishes from Snail Thai, sandwiches and salads from

The bright and art-filled Miriam’s Café at the Smart Museum of Art is home to the finest coffee on the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus. The café serves premium illy coffee, espresso drinks, hand-bagged tea, and a diverse selection of international fare from local businesses. The menu includes sandwiches from Z&H, assorted tofu and veggie dishes from Snail Thai, sandwiches and salads from

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Price Range: $$

General Manager: Kate Kelly

12/03/2018

Have you always dreamt of foaming milk? You're in luck - we're hiring for winter quarter! Pop by the café to talk to a barista, or just fill out an application at the front desk. Apps are due by Saturday Dec. 7, and first/second years are especially encouraged to apply!

09/03/2018

Sadly, we're closed today! We will also be opening later (at 10:30) on Wednesday. See your lovely faces soon!

10/04/2017

Miriam's is serving espresso again! Enjoy a nice warm latte on this rainy Wednesday.

05/29/2017

Hello beautiful people! We will be closed today for Memorial Day. Have a wonderful holiday and we will see tomorrow because, come on, it's 10th week and we both know you need the caffeine.

05/01/2017

A Monday morning haiku:

literally how
is it already sixth week
ugh this is bogus

03/27/2017

A Monday morning haiku:

chug a large red-eye,
it's another quarter of
the Life of the Mind

03/13/2017

A Monday morning haiku:

Finals week more like
BYEnals week am I right or
am I right? haha

Our friends The Bagelers are dropping some knowledge. Come try one of their croissants today!
02/28/2017
The Bagelers

Our friends The Bagelers are dropping some knowledge. Come try one of their croissants today!

Croissant Fact:

In the 2013 hit by Kanye West, “I am God”, he rallies against the long cooking time needed to make a croissant. French Boulangers responded by listing the recipe and cooking time needed for making the perfect croissant.

02/27/2017

A Monday Morning haiku:

If I only slept
For four hours does it count
As sleep or a nap?

02/13/2017

A Monday morning haiku:

Bagel and cream cheese
Is my only sustinence
HPP was closed

02/06/2017

A Monday morning haiku:

Winter Quarter sucks
I need to get coffee at
Miriam's Café

Warm up on this cold morning with a cup of coffee and some food for thought!http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/25/caf...
01/05/2017
10 Things You Might Not Know About Caffeine

Warm up on this cold morning with a cup of coffee and some food for thought!

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12/23/2016

Hey, folks!
Miriam's Café and the Smart Museum of Art will be closed this Saturday, Sunday, and next Monday (December 24 - 26), so everyone can spend some time with their families.
Come by and see us today for that last bit of coffee while you can!

12/21/2016

Still looking for those last-minute presents for the upcoming holidays? Come check out our Gift Shop!
While you're here, grab a hot coffee or tea from one of our lovely baristas, Melissa, Coral, and Gaby!

12/16/2016

Trying to stay warm this weekend? Stop by Miriam's for a peppermint hot chocolate and a snack!
We're open 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM every weekend.

12/12/2016

Staying in town through Winter Break and need your coffee fix? Come over to the Smart and see our lovely Baristas, Margaret, Grace, Gaby, and Coral, every day this week during normal Café hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday.+Sunday.: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Address

5550 South Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL
60637

Take the Red or Green Line to Garfield Boulevard. Exit and transfer to the eastbound #55 Garfield bus. Exit the bus at Ellis Avenue and walk half a block south on Ellis. The Smart is on the left, set back from the street in the center of the block. or Take the #6 Jackson Park Express bus to 55th Street. Transfer to the westbound #55 Garfield bus. Exit bus at Ellis Avenue, cross to the south side of 55th Street, and continue south on Ellis for half a block. The Smart is on the left, set back from the street in the center of the block. Other bus routes, like the #2 Hyde Park Express and #4 Cottage Grove also have stops within walking distance.

Telephone

(773) 702-0200

Services

  • Groups
  • Kids
  • Outdoor
  • Takeout
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

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Category

Nearby museums