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1738 W 18 Street

Chicago, IL 60608

Monday-Friday 7am-9pm

Saturday-Sunday  9am-7pm 

*Voted Best Local Coffee by Time Out Chicago!*


 (312) 846-1149






Nitecap Coffee Bar is a full-service espresso bar and BYOB cafe located in the heart of Chicago's historic Pilsen neighborhood. Our goal is simple: To provide the highest quality coffee, food and pastries with a side of genuine customer interaction. To help make this dream a reality, we happily feature varying selection of local, small-batch roasters showcasing the best artisan coffees in Chicago, and highlighting the unique nuances and surprising range of flavors in each cup. Our coffee partners include Metropolis Coffee Company, HalfWit Coffee Roasters, Passion House, and more to come! In addition to food and drinks, we strive to: Promote social interaction and provide a casual community gathering place. Remain innovative in menu offerings and foster a creative environment for all Chicagoans.






~ COFFEE BAR~  Espresso: It's rich, hot and steamy, and our pour is heavy. Latte, Cappuccino, Americano, Machiatto... enough to keep visions of coffee beans dancing in your head!

Craft a custom drink with our HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE and syrups.

With notes of  graham cracker and caramel sweetness, our Central American house brew is soft and light like a warm blanky.

 ~ FOOD ~

We make it fresh and change it up weekly. Vegan and vegetarian items always included.


Daytripper: Croissant or Bagel, Egg, and choice of Ham, Turkey, or Spinach and Tomato  4.99

Yogurt Parfait          3.99

Oatmeal                     2.00


Pesky Wabbit: Fresh Greens, Summer Vegetables, Aioli  6.00

The Great  Gonzo: Crushed Garbanzos, Manzanilla Olives, Mix Greens, Garlic Aioli 6.99

Elena Verde: Cream Cheese, Guava Jam, Spinach, Tomato  6.50

Elena Rigby: Roasted Turkey, Cream Cheese, Guava Jam, Arugula 6.95

Sliced Turkey: Turkey Breast, Caramelized Tomatoes, Arugula, Aioli 6.95

El Topo Gigio: Fresh Ricotta, Pepperoni, Garlic, Olive Oil 7.50

Sliced Pork Loin: Pork, Swiss Cheese, Tomato-Jalapeno Jardinara 7.95

*All come with your choice of Jalapeno Slaw or Roasted Potato Salad*

For the sweet at heart we have a variety of Cupcakes, Coffee Cake, Vegan Cookies, and other treats.

Come in and try our rotating selection of sandwiches, snacks, and fresh baked pastries!






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