Business Spotlight: Perkolator Coffee House

May 11, 2015

Northwest siders rejoiced last year when the Irving-Austin Business District once again became home to a cafe, as Joe and Melissa Basilone opened Perkolator Coffee House at 6032 W Irving Park Road. Featuring fresh, locally roasted coffee, local baked goods daily from 3 NW Chicago bakeries, and a fantastic, ever changing sandwich menu, Perkolator’s sandwiches use choice meats smoked right less than a block away. The Basilones, who also own the Thrift & Thrive resale shop across Irving Park Road, and have been active promoting the Irving-Austin Business District.

The cafe's cutesy name is a play on the old-fashioned coffee maker Joe Basilone remembers bubbling away on the stove in his grandmother's kitchen. Bright and homey, the yolk-yellow space decorated with mismatched furnishings and art-lined walls is spacious enough to relax and enjoy the WiFi.


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