Coronavirus – special announcement
UPDATE – MONDAY MAY 18, 2020
We are pleased to announce the re-opening of our Hyde park Art Center location on Monday, June 1, 2020.
The complete range of our food and beverage options will be available for takeout only. Please see the Hyde Park location page for details and hours of operation.
Initially we will re-open with reduced hours, eventually restoring our regular hours over a period of time. Extra measures are being taken for both customer and staff safety.
We strongly recommend that you use your smartphone to install a touchless payment system (Apple, Android, Google, Samsung) that prevents unnecessary contact. Details on how to do this can be found near the bottom of the Hyde Park location page.
Thank you so much for your loyal patronage. We are looking forward to seeing you again very soon!
UPDATE – MONDAY APRIL 27, 2020
We are pleased to announce the re-opening of our Original Bridgeport Coffeehouse on Monday, May 4, 2020.
The complete range of our food and beverage options will be available for takeout only. Please see the Original Bridgeport location page for details and hours of operation.
Because the pandemic has heightened everyone’s concerns, we are taking extra measures to ensure the safety of our customers and our staff. Our entire coffeehouse has been deep-cleaned and redesigned to facilitate healthy traffic flow and rapid, efficient service for you.
We strongly recommend that you use your smartphone to install a touchless payment system (Apple, Android, Google, Samsung) that prevents unnecessary contact. Details on how to do this can be found near the bottom of the Bridgeport Coffeehouse page.
We will announce re-opening of our other locations as soon as we can. We are also exploring many other options that may affect the way we serve you. Please watch our website for important and rapidly changing updates on hours, operations, and product offerings.
If you can, please be a part of our recovery effort by visiting our Bridgeport Coffee Staff Emergency Support page on gofundme. Every dollar you contribute will go directly to support emergency staff needs — food, medicine, any emergency expense. Please also consider purchasing coffee or gift cards online even after our locations re-open.
We have missed you all terribly — and we look forward to serving you again. Thank you for sticking with Bridgeport Coffee during this challenging time.
UPDATE – SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2020
As of 5pm on Saturday, March 21, 2020, all four of our locations will close temporarily in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our proposed reopening date is April 7, 2020, but please watch our website and social media as the situation develops.
Meanwhile, consider being a part of our recovery effort by visiting our Bridgeport Coffee Staff Emergency Support page on gofundme. Every dollar you contribute will go directly to support emergency staff needs — food, medicine, any emergency expense.
Please also consider purchasing coffee or gift cards online while our locations are closed.
We look forward to serving our neighbors in four different South Side communities from the Loop to Hyde Park — and with your help, we will return to serve you again as soon as possible.
UPDATE – TUESDAY MARCH 17, 2020
As of March 17, 2020, three of our four locations (Bridgeport, Hyde Park, South Loop) will remain OPEN for PICKUP / CARRYOUT only. Our fourth location at Jackson will close temporarily as of 2pm March 17, 2020, until further notice. Our regular menu of food and beverages can be ordered and will be provided at the counter only. No seating and no restroom access will be permitted in open locations. Online coffee purchases will continue to be filled daily as always. We are working on additional solutions for retail customers that we will roll out over the next several days. We are grateful to you for your continued patronage and support. We expect to adjust our hours, location by location, so please check back often at bridgeportcoffee.net
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – FRIDAY MARCH 13, 2020
To our customers and friends —
The potential threat of coronavirus has forced our entire community into challenging circumstances. We feel an urgent obligation to protect you, our neighbors, our vendors, and our own employees.
As of today all four of our locations will remain open. We are carefully monitoring what doctors and local authorities advise with respect to keeping our community safe.
Our staff is well-trained in food sanitation and health safety standards. We are taking additional steps to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone who visits or works in our four locations.
Please rest assured that we are doing everything we can. If you have additional suggestions, please share them with us through the Contact form on our website at bridgeportcoffee.net.
Our “Save with your own cup” and “Save with your own jar” policies have been temporarily suspended for the health of all concerned — we will reinstate the policy as soon as permissible by relevant authorities. Thank you for your understanding.
We are grateful to each and every one of you for your ongoing patronage and your continuing support.
Your friends at Bridgeport Coffee
It is under the greatest adversity that there exists
the greatest potential for doing good,
both for oneself and others.
― Dalai Lama XIV