Werewolf Coffee Bar, the first coffee concept from DMK Restaurants, begins service this month. Co-Owners David Morton and Michael Kornick designed Werewolf Coffee Bar as company clubhouse for DMK employees, where all DMK Restaurants team members can enjoy complimentary coffee, and it also just happens to be open to the public. The coffee bar offers coffees from many of the Country’s finest locally and nationally sourced quality brands, pastries from Floriole Café & Bakery, and grab-and-go food and beverage options, all served out of a refurbished Wonder Bread truck that acts as the centerpiece for the shop.
Dubbed an “agnostic coffee shop,” Werewolf Coffee Bar features blends from Dark Matter (Chicago, IL) and Stumptown (Portland, Oregon). In addition to grab-and-go beverages such as Metropolis Cold Brew bottles, Harmless Harvest Coconut Water and Brew Doctor Clear Mind Kombucha, Werewolf offers hot drip coffee, draft cold brew coffees on tap, and made-to-order espresso drinks with Redline Metropolis, available hot or iced. Baristas offer four milk options: almond, soy, coconut and cow’s milk, allowing guests to customize their drinks to their taste and dietary needs. Werewolf carries a variety of brewed teas and tea lattes, all from Midwest-based Rishi Organic Teas (Milwaukee), with flavors including China Breakfast, Turmeric Ginger Chai and Matcha Lattes.
The team from Lincoln Park’s acclaimed Floriole Café & Bakery provides an assortment of pastries and baked goods, including a variety of breads for daily rotating toasts with creative toppings. Additionally, Werewolf offers a balanced array of gourmet and nostalgic grab-and-go items from local brands like Vosges Chocolate, alongside childhood favorites such as Swedish Fish, Poptarts and instant ramen cups. Beginning in April, Chef Michael Kornick plans to use the space as a “test kitchen” to try out new items destined for other DMK concepts and available first at Werewolf.
Beautiful and industrially chic, Werewolf Coffee Bar utilized reclaimed wood and metal materials, most notably the large, refurbished Wonder Bread truck parked squarely in the middle of the room that serves as the barista station. With ample seating and a cozy fireplace, the space invites guests to sit back and relax in the company of neighbors and coworkers. Sharing a love of music with sister restaurant, Ada Street (located a short 5-minute walk from the coffee bar), Werewolf has created its own unique record-only playlist to inspire creativity without distraction and enhance the overall creative vibe.
Werewolf Coffee Bar is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.