Coffee Trail

This exciting trail is your ticket to savoring delicious and aromatic coffee from cafes spanning all 10 communities! When you visit three (3) coffee destinations featured in this passport, you’ll automatically enter a drawing for a chance to win a $20 gift card to a local establishment. What’s more, each badge you collect increases your odds of winning our grand prize, valued at over $100!

The Explore Elgin Area team has partnered with exceptional local businesses to bring you the finest coffee in town. Keep a close watch on your coffee passport for updates as we introduce new cafes along the trail.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your Explore Elgin Area Coffee Trail Passport and begin your journey to a good brew!

How to
get started

  1. Claim Your Passport by signing up with the button below.
  2. Go to your favorite coffee hot spot that is on the trail.
  3. Order what you want! Mocha, Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate, Iced!
  4. Check in with your passport with your location or a photo!
  5. Go to 3 different restaurants to get a reward!

Get started on your Coffee Trail adventure with the button above! It is all you need to get started. Confirm your coffees with a photo or via your location, whichever one you prefer! For each 3 stamps you collect, you will be entered into our drawing for a prize and you receive a cute Elgin themed sticker!

Sign Up

Interested in joining the coffee trail? Click the link below for more information or to register your business today.


How do I become a sponsor? All you need to do is sign up using our business registration form! There is a $25 charge, however, we will provide you materials and additional marketing.

Elder + Oat

West Dundee

Elder + Oat nods to the now with a continuation of donut creations and a bow to the past with an artisanal approach to coffee and breads.

Blue Box Cafe


Blue Box Cafe is a locally owned and operated cafe featuring premium coffees and sandwiches made with the best meats and cheeses.

Alexander’s Cafe


Alexander's serves breakfast and brunch. All of our soups, sauces, gravies, and dressing our made fresh on the premises.

Sweet Berry Café

South Elgin

Sweet Berry Cafe offers an array of freshly made-to-order breakfast/ lunch entrees, vegetarian choices, gluten-free choices, and healthy meals.

Sugar and Rhyme Coffeehouse


Ready to serve, Sugar & Rhyme Coffeehouse brings forth a passion for both sweet and savory artisanal goods, baked fresh daily and made entirely from scratch.

Eastside Café

East Dundee

Whether you are looking for some unique foodie gifts for someone or feel like getting creative in the kitchen, Eastside Café will help you.

Dlicious Coffee Bar


Neighborhood coffee shop in the heart of downtown Bartlett. Serving authentic French coffee, tea, matcha, iced coffee, hot chocolate, and more.

Viator Coffee Co.


Specialty coffee shop in Elgin, IL serving high-quality coffee and espresso drinks, teas, small plates and fresh pastries and baked goods.

Martini Room


Martini Room in Elgin is the premier lounge - nightclub and entertainment venue in the northwest suburbs

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