A first attempt to find Interurban Cafe & Pastry Shop may leave you wondering whether you’re in the right place. The address is 2008 N. Halsted, but there is no 2008 on Halsted. It’s supposed to be in an alley, so, um, maybe you get to it through the back of the 7-Eleven at 2004?

Save yourself a phone call: entry to the alley in question is off Armitage, convenient to the Brown Line stop and next to Charlie Trotter’s, which is just one of the places chef-owner Christine McCabe has worked over the years. Interurban, open since early this month, is for now a takeout window fronting a surprisingly expansive production area. A kiosk in the Red Line station at Grand and State is in the works for next year.