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Prospect & The Back Room

In 1997 we converted a former auto parts store on Milwaukee's East Side into a cafe and roastery. We moved to a larger space in Riverwest in 2007, leaving behind the space that would become The Back Room @ Colectivo, a music venue operated by our friends at The Pabst Theater Group. This intimate stop hosts more than 150 small-scale touring and local artists each year, gathering small crowds for a great creative experience. Adorned with string lights, hanging plants, and the smell of freshly brewed coffee, The Back Room @ Colectivo provides a perfect space for an up-close-and-personal evening with any artist.

Monday - Sunday

6:30 am - 5:00 pm


Indoor Seating

Walk-In Ordering

Contactless In-Cafe Pick Up (Colectivo App)

Delivery (Order with Uber Eats)

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Skip The Lines, Order Ahead

Place an order through our app, and pick it up at the cafe. Download the app to get started!

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Decked Out

This cafe features a sunny interior decked out in colorful repurposed materials - be sure to check out our giant mixing bowl planters! Fully operable garage doors open to face Milwaukee Ave., one of Chicago’s most popular cycling routes.