First Look: Red Beard Coffee Traders

WICKER PARK — The former office of dentist Luis Casals has been transformed into a new spot for java boasting “damn good coffee.”

Red Beard Coffee Traders at 1948 W. North Ave. opened on Monday. The cafe replaces a planned Bow Truss.

Hours are 6 a.m. — 9 p.m. daily. For updates, follow the shop on its Instagram, or Facebook page.

Opening menu November 2017 [Photos by Alisa Hauser/Pipeline]
A large drip coffee, $2.75 before tax.
An early customer at 6:20 a.m. Monday.
Seating overlooking North Avenue.
Pastries at the front counter.
Manager Jason Wilfong.
More seating.
Red Beard merchandise and coffee-related swag.
Red Beard Coffee Traders, at 1948 W. North Ave.