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11 Jackson Coffee is dedicated to the fine craft of making a great cup of coffee. Locally roasted premium coffee prepared correctly. Pour Over, Espresso, to Cold Brew.

11 Jackson Coffee is located right along the Fox River Bike Trail.

Anyone craving a sandwich or sangria before the concert should head to Al’s Café. There is outdoor seating to enjoy the weather or sit inside to enjoy the eclectic decorations. Make sure you do not leave without trying a famous Burns’ Malt.

Alexander’s was named after our great hero, Alexander The Great, from Macedonia, Northern Greece, where we are from.

Alexander’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features fresh fish and home cooked meals made fresh on the premises by our chef. All of our soups, sauces, gravies and dressing our made fresh on premise. We also feature a wide range of desserts and ice cream creations. We have a full service bar for cocktails.

Some of our specialties include our fantastic baby back ribs that fall off the bone, charbroiled steaks & juicy prime rib that melt in your mouth, & a wide variety of glorious burgers. Other foods from our kitchen include appetizers (try the flaming “saganaki” cheese), fresh salads, sandwiches, Pizza, pastas, fresh fish, and fun foods “for our little friends”.

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Coffee House featuring hand crafted espresso beverages, Bridgetown Coffee, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, soup, and fresh baked pastries

Blue Box Cafe is a locally owned and operated cafe/deli featuring premium coffees, meats and cheeses.  The best part….they have a Doctor Who theme!

They have partnered with Metropolis Coffee Company and Boar’s Head Meats to provide downtown Elgin with some of the freshest and best products on the market.

They are also huge fans of Doctor Who and similar genres as well. They have a nice collection of memorabilia!!!!


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Blue Box Cafe is a locally owned and operated cafe/deli featuring premium coffees, meats and cheeses.

We have partnered with Metopolis Coffee Company and Boar’s Head Meats to provide downtown Elgin with some of the freshest and best products on the market.

We are also huge fans of Dr. Who and similar genres as well. We have a nice collection of memorabilia!!!!

Stop in and say hi!!!

Cafe Revive works with local suppliers to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients, and use old-fashioned techniques to ensure the highest quality.
Their goal is to make your taste buds happy!

Craft Donuts + Coffee makes small batch handcrafted donuts served with locally roasted coffee. Flavors will vary daily but they cover everything from sweet to savory to gluten-free to vegan. Foodies have to check this unique shop out!


Our food is all made with natural, fresh ingredients that we source locally. Let us know if you have dietary restrictions – our friendly staff will help you find just the meal you want.

Having a small, intimate event or a 1000+ person extravaganza?

We’re equipped to handle anything from appetizers to a gourmet feast!
Menus customized to your needs
We handle the details from setup to cleanup
Our seasoned staff is proud to offer the best service in town!
Contact us today: 847-888-2288

Welcome to the Culinary Fox Cafe where we prepare our daily soups fresh from scratch every day! Our quiche and soup change daily. We offer weekly specials which differ from our extensive menu of hand crafted sandwiches. Come on in and enjoy some of our delicious home-made food. Check out for all of our menu options as well as upcoming events.

Menu: Coffee, espresso, sandwiches, snacks and paninis

Daily Herald Review:

There’s plenty of energy at the Domani Cafe in Elgin, and it isn’t coming from the coffee or espresso machine.

It emanates from the owner, Leo Urdaneta, who left his job as social studies teacher at Kimball Middle School in Elgin Area School District U-46 in 2009 to pursue his dream.

“My first dream was to own a home,” said Urdaneta, who lives in a house on Elgin’s west side with his wife, Migdalia and two daughters, Miranda, 7, and Bianca, 6. “My second dream was to have my own shop and business. I love coffee. The first thing I have in the morning is a good cup of coffee.”

We have a 50000+ gently used books in our inventory. We also serve coffee and espresso drinks plus pop and snacks.

Jerry’s Cafe is a full service Espresso Bar on the campus of Judson University in the lobby of the Harm A. Weber Academic Center.
The beans used by Jerry’s Cafe are roasted locally and are Fair Trade Certified.  Jerry’s blend is a proprietary roast that was developed by the founders, exclusively for Jerry’s Cafe.

It’s not by chance that Nestlé® Toll House® Cafe by Chip® continues to grow and have a phenomenal loyal consumer base. Like any good relationship, it seems the real secret to success is the ability to deliver a certain energy or vibe and uncommon creations that keep our consumers coming back for more.

Our brand touches over 60 million customers per year. Primarily families, the customers experience fresh-baked Nestlé® confections prepared by passionate team members.

We believe unleashing the people and their passion for our brand in an inspired way, while staying focused on a purpose they can believe in, is an unstoppable force in the marketplace.

Robert and Carol’s Bartlett Coffee Depot is opening up in Bartlett’s Metra Station! We will be serving a variety of blends from New England Coffee, as well as fresh bakery from Central Continental Bakery. Open from 5:00 am- 9:00am, commuters can get a good cup of coffee and a friendly smile!

The Bartlett Coffee Depot is family owned and operated. The France family has been serving coffee for 8 years, just down the road at the Hanover Park Metra Station.

Stop by and say “Hi” to Rob and the girls! We hope to open on Tuesday, January 22nd. Keep an eye out for updates! See you soon Bartlett!



Rubi-os Café is a family friendly environment, serving traditional American breakfast and lunch with a Hispanic hint.

Our menu was created to offer a variety of taste, starting with some Hispanic dishes like: Chilaquilles and HuePeoplevos Rancheros to some specialty eggs such as benedicts, skillets, pancakes, omelets, and hamburgers made to your liking.

Phone Number: (847) 608-2618

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Shopping Center with more than 120 retailers and eateries including Macy’s, Carson’s, Barnes & Noble, Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, The Children’s Place, Gymboree, Panera Bread and more! FREE mall-wide WIFI

Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites, and WiFi availability.

It happens millions of times each week – a customer receives a drink from a Starbucks barista – but each interaction is unique.
It is just a moment in time – just one hand reaching over the counter to present a cup to another outstretched hand.

But it’s a connection.

We make sure everything we do honors that connection – from our commitment to the highest quality coffee in the world, to the way we engage with our customers and communities to do business responsibly.

From our beginnings as a single store over forty years ago, in every place that we’ve been, and every place that we touch, we’ve tried to make it a little better than we found it.

Stella’s Place is a neighborhood cafe and gathering place for adults to enjoy a light meal, beverage and gaming in a warm and welcoming environment.

Stylized with a contemporary interpretation of mid-century modern design, Stella’s Place has the comfortable feel of being in your own living room. Offering highly personalized service and superior amenities, Stella’s is sure to be the place in your community to enjoy a premium gaming experience!

Sweet Berry Cafe offers an array of freshly made to order breakfast/ lunch entrees, vegetarian choices, gluten free choices and healthy meals. We use the freshest fruits and vegetables, farm fresh XL AA Grade Eggs and high quality meats such as: Roast Prime Rib for our beef sandwiches, Certified Black Angus Burgers, real Roasted Turkey Breast, extra Thick Cut Bacon and savory thick cut Bone In Ham. We proudly serve Hawaiian Kona Coffee. Each pot is freshly ground. Our Home Made Soups are prepared every morning with only the freshest of ingredients, never canned. Since we don’t save and reheat our soups we offer ½ Priced Soups To-Go everyday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. We serve all these quality items at a reasonable “Family Friendly” Price.

Frozen Custard is a high-end ice cream containing quality dairy products with the addition of egg yolks.  This combination makes the final product creamier and gives it a much smoother texture than traditional ice cream.  Unlike traditional ice cream, which is typically composed of 50% air, frozen custard has only 15-30% air.  With less air, frozen custard tastes far creamier than ice cream, as ice crystals form around the air molecules in ice cream products.  You won’t get that gritty taste found in many ice creams.

Finally, frozen custard is served at a slightly warmer temperature than traditional ice cream as the egg yolks allow it to remain colder longer.  This means you can savor frozen custard on your tongue for greater taste and more dining enjoyment.  Van’s Frozen Custard and Burgers makes its frozen custard fresh continuously each and every day.  We serve vanilla and chocolate every day in addition to one unique ‘flavor of the day’.  Check on this web page to see what the flavor is today!

Sorbet is a fruity, non-dairy frozen dessert made with 100% fruit purees and fruit juices.  Sorbets are fat-free and cholesterol-free.   Van’s Frozen Custard and Burgers has at least one sorbet flavor available each and every day.  This provides a dairy-free alternative to our delicious frozen custard.  If you like, have a scoop of sorbet and a scoop of vanilla frozen custard together and make a sherbet.  Check on this website to see the sorbet flavor of the day.

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