A Sandwich a Day: Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese on Ciabatta at Lavazza

A Sandwich a Day

Reviews of Chicago sandwiches.


[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

If you find yourself in Lavazza in Streeterville, odds are you are in need of a caffeine fix. That's cool. I admire a good espresso as much as the next completely addicted coffee junkie should. But as I found out with the roasted red pepper and goat cheese on ciabatta ($6.25), you can also score a pretty good lunch here, too. It's simple, really: sweet slices of red pepper are offset by salty, creamy goat cheese. A light hand with the ingredients and some soft ciabatta bread means that it never feels too heavy. It's a light snack, one that's good for a pitstop during a shopping spree on Michigan Avenue.

Lavazza Coffee Cafe

162 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (map)