The public’s perception of kombucha continues to shift mainstream, and that’s happening in Logan Square where The Kombucha Room opens on Saturday inside the space that Owen + Alchemy and Limitless Coffee previously occupied. Many health nuts in America swear that the drink—a concoction of fermented black tea with bacteria and sugar—has benefits. The Kombucha Room owner Mel Mohamednur is a believer who’s visited kombucha spots in California and wants to bring a taste of the West Coast to Chicago.
Mohamednur and her team have repainted the walls of the former Limitless Coffee shop, added shelving and turned the counter into a bar with new seating. There’s also a few new tables and couch.
Like Limitless’ pop-up, The Kombucha Room’s stay may be a short one as Mohamednur tests out the market. She wants to scale the idea and hopes to get good results from the neighborhood. Is Chicago ready for a kombucha bar? Find out on Saturday when The Kombucha Room opens. Take a look at the photos below.