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Coffee Culture in the Elgin Area

Coffee Culture in the Elgin Area

It’s easy to see that coffee culture is on the rise in the Elgin area– just take one look at the number of small, independent shops found in neighborhoods throughout our communities. We take a look at the top places to satisfy your caffeine craving.

Coffee isn’t just go-go juice, it’s also something to build great conversation over. However, not everyone loves coffee. No problem! If your taste buds prefer teas, juice, smoothies, and hot cocoas you have options from some of these local coffee shops:



Alexander’s Cafe
1725 N. State Street
Elgin, IL
This contemporary diner features delicious lattes, and an excellent breakfast menu.

Arabica Cafe 
59 Douglas Ave,
Elgin, IL 60120
Arabica Cafe is a local coffee House featuring Bridgetown Coffee and espresso, scratch-made pastries and sandwiches on their own scratch-made bread. We recommend their Honey Vanilla Latte.

Blue Box Cafe
176 E. Chicago Street
Elgin, IL
Brightly colored coffee & sandwich shop with breakfast fare, a Dr. Who theme & weekend events.

Country Donuts
3091 US-20 #101
Elgin, IL
Serving fresh and tasty coffee and donuts for 30 years!

Craft Donuts & Coffee
270 N. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL
Located in the Gail Borden Library Small-batch handcrafted donuts served with locally roasted coffee. Vegan and Gluten Less options.

Viator Coffee Co.
51 S. Grove Ave
Elgin, IL
Found inside Lounge 51 where you can find pop-up style lunch options from a variety of vendors.


D’licious Crepes and Roti
225 S Main St,
Bartlett, IL
Cafe serving Indian roti & French crepes in a cozy space with Paris-themed decor & a patio.


Start Nutrition
1655 Ravine Ln
Carpentersville, IL
Coffee and tea served here as well as shakes and smoothies.

West Dundee

Craft Donuts & Coffee
124 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL
Small-batch handcrafted donuts served with locally roasted coffee. Vegan and Gluten Less options.

East Dundee

The Uncommon Palate 
316 N. River St.
East Dundee, IL
They have crazy decadent hot cocoas

Mockingbird Bar + Garden
217 Barrington Avenue
East Dundee, IL
Located on the Bike Path and Open all day in European fashion, their combination of Espresso Bar, Cocktail Lounge and Wood-fired Kitchen offers fresh approachable Cicchetti (small plates) in the style of Venice, and prepared in their Wood Burning Oven, as done in the French Countryside.


No matter what you have going on, early morning work out, groceries, heading to work, or just running errands you can get through your day. Grab your favorite at your usual place or switch it up and try something new!

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