Frothy cappuccinos, smooth espresso shots, or seasonal beverage twists heaped with whipped cream and colorful sprinkles. Our vibrant and taste-making local coffeehouses have got the beans to make your caffeine dreams come true. Expand your drinking and dining options when you discover Where to Eat on Chicago’s North Shore.
Coffee with Something Sweet
The flavor profile of any great cup of joe is a perfect match for a sweet side. A boutique French pastry shop/café, Patisserie Coralie (600 Davis St., Evanston) pairs Café au Lait, French Press and Cold Brews with flaky Butter Croissants, Raspberry Red Velvet Eclairs and a stunning collection of delicate macarons. Kneads & Wants Artisan Bakery (8042 Lincoln Ave., Skokie) may be known for freshly-baked morning goodies, but don’t miss their to-die-for cookies, bars and gorgeous truffles. Combine your espresso or latte fix with your chocolate fix and fetch world-class Belgian treats from Leonidas Chocolate Café (1348 Shermer Rd., Northbrook and 1907 Central St., Evanston). An authentic French bread bakery located inside the Winnetka Metra station, Café Fleurette (754 Elm St., Winnetka) offers up beignets, pastries and bread galore. Three Tarts Bakery and Café (301 Happ Rd., Northfield) dazzles with specialty cookies and award-winning cupcakes to accompany Americanos, Mochas and more.
Patisserie Coralie, Evanston
Coffee and a Bite to Eat
Nurture a cappuccino or Nutella latte over tasty brunch, lunch or dinner available all day long at European-style Cupitol Coffee & Eatery (810 Grove St., Evanston). Coffeessions Coffeehouse and Wine Bar (820 Wheeling Rd, Wheeling) offers breakfast staples, salads and sandwiches, in addition to specialties like Wheeling Flatbreads and Vegan Tacos. Alongside their Espresso Bar, Hometown Coffee & Juice (700 Vernon Ave., Glencoe) serves Hometown Toasts like the Avo & Lox or Garden Caprese on delicious multigrain bread (or as a breadless bowl). Breakfast sandwiches run the gamut with choices like Canadian Bacon, Chicken Sausage or Avocado from the Glenview Grind’s (1837 Glenview Rd., Glenview) convenient drive-through for coffee essentials and flavor shots.
Hometown Coffee, Glencoe
Coffee from a Classic Coffeehouse
When coffee needs to be the star, head to Backlot Coffee (2006 Central St. and 1549 Sherman Ave., Evanston) to try their versatile and beloved blend of roasted beans, Flying Squirrel. Sip 22 Coffee Lounge (Old Orchard Rd. & Skokie Blvd., Skokie) in Westfield Old Orchard has a “local-first” approach enhanced with South and Central American influences, as well as favorites from Europe. Their mantra: "The perfect roast is only possible if it begins with the perfect bean." Colectivo Coffee (716 Church St., Evanston) sources their award-winning coffees from its origin and roasts every batch by hand. Try their Espresso Toro in a Cortado or Macchiato (even dairy-free options).
Sipp 22, Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie
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