King Cafe Gourmet & Go was established by Joe King of famed Rush Street's Le Colonial Restaurant. King, who lives and works in the Gold Coast, knew there was a space for a great, local, friendly coffee, breakfast and lunch spot. He opened in the 900 Shops at 900 North Michigan Avenue in November of 2007. King's goal? Fast, fresh, friendly food & beverage (say that five times fast). At the helm - local, organic, fair trade coffee from Metropolis Coffee Company. Roasted in Chicago, the King Blend was a marriage of flavors between Dryfuss of Metropolis Coffee and King with his discerning coffee tastes. The King Blend was born and is roasted the day before delivery to King Cafe. King focused on accessible, yet gourmet selections for the Gold Coast cafe, including the best selling Greek Yogurt and fruit parfait, scones baked daily (sometimes several times a day!) in house, classic favorites such as tuna salad, chicken salad and house made, fresh soups. King expanded the concept in 2015 with a location in the Chicago Board of Trade, located at 141 West Jackson. He continued his original mission - fast, fresh, friendly and included the most loved items from the original location, while adding a few "trader favorites" to the new cafe.