Werewolf Coffee Bar

A Wonder Bread Truck. Inside of a Lounge. With Coffee in It.

The DMK People Are at It Again With a Not-So-Mobile Coffee Truck

By Sarah Freeman ·
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When you were younger, your clubhouse consisted of a blanket thrown over a couch.

Today, it’s a vintage Wonder Bread truck with a bunch of caffeine in it.

Much better.

There’s no password for Werewolf Coffee Bar, just floor-to-ceiling windows in the storefront housing said truck, plus a fireplace-adjacent lounge with throw pillows made out of coffee bean sacks. It’s open now and it looks like this.

This place doubles as an employee lounge for the fine folks at DMK Restaurants, who are behind the endeavor. But... back to that truck.

It’s hard to miss, smack-dab in the middle of the shop. There’s a turntable under the hood and a pastry case filled with Floriole croissants in the back. In the middle: espresso machines and cold brew on tap.

They’re all about choices here. Like the choice to have Dark Matter, Stumptown or Metropolis coffee. Or the choice to spike your chai with masala or turmeric-ginger. Matcha in a shot or matcha in a latte. Take your pick.

For now, your food options are limited to those aforementioned pastries and instant ramen, for some reason. But soon, the lunch menu will feature a rotation of test items from other restaurants. One day it could be a sandwich from Fish Bar, another it’s something meaty and smoky from County Barbeque.

No word on Lunchables yet, but we’ll let you know if that changes.

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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Werewolf Coffee Bar
1765 N Elston Ave
(between Cortland and Willow)
Chicago, IL 60642
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