Coffee & Treats in Pilsen

Cookie Cake, Cookies, or Party Tray with Cookies or Brownies at Mrs. Fields (Up to 53% Off)

Mrs. Fields

Chicago

$43.99 $22.99

Freshly baked cookie cakes come decorated with icing; cookies in a variety of flavors and brownies make parties sweet

Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies at Yogen Früz (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Yogen Früz

State Street

$10 $6

Creamy probiotic-rich frozen yogurt available in nonfat, no-sugar-added & lactose-free varieties & piled with fresh-fruit mix-ins & toppings

Artisan Teas Tasting for Two or Four at Adagio Teas (Up to 57% Off)

Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

$46 $21

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Groups sample a variety of flavorful teas and take home ceramic teapots

Three Premium Samples of Loose-Leaf Tea, or $15 for $30 Worth of Tea at TeaGschwendner

TeaGschwendner

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Choose from more than 300 varieties of tea at this renowned shop, which was named one of the city's best tea shops by CBS Chicago

Three or Five Organic Juices or Superfood Smoothies at Element Wellness (Half Off)

Element Wellness

Near North Side

$10 $5

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Alternative medical clinic serves fresh-pressed juices and smoothies that promote wellness with ingredients such as carrot, ginger, and kale

$10 Off Your Bill at Häagen-Dazs & Popcorn Palace. Two Options Available.

Häagen-Dazs & Popcorn Palace

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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Gourmet flavors of Häagen-Dazs ice cream and small-batch kernels of creatively flavored popcorn delight taste buds

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Smoothies and Ice Cream at Dairy Queen (Up to Half Off)

Dairy Queen

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Soft serve studded with candy, cookies, or fruit; frothy Julis Originals and thick, creamy fruit smoothies

$10 for Pound of Fudge at Kilwins ($20 Value)

Kilwins

Hyde Park

$20 $10

Decadent fudge comes in myriad flavors from double dark chocolate to maple walnut

$10 for One Dozen Cake Pops at Sugar Hills Bakery ($19.08 Value)

Sugar Hills Bakery

Multiple Locations

$19.08 $10

Easy-to-eat cake pops come in vanilla, chocolate, or red velvet with white- or dark-chocolate frosting

Three Mini Cheesecakes or $5.50 for $10 worth of German Pastries at Lutz Café & Pastry Shop

Lutz Café & Pastry Shop

Ravenswood

$10 $5.50

Legendary German pastry shop serves strudels, cakes, and Viennese-style coffee amid flowers and china place settings

$8 for $10 Toward Cafe Items and $5 to Use at the Newsstand at City Newsstand ($15 Value)

City Newsstand

Portage Park

$15 $8

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This sprawling newsstand is one of the city's largest with more than 200 magazine racks and thousands of titles, plus an on-site cafe

Carry-Out Deli Sandwiches, Salads, Coffee, Ice Cream, and Pie at Red Rover Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Red Rover Cafe

Edgewater / Rogers Park

$10 $5

New York-style bagels, reuben sandwiches, cobb salads, fresh pie, ice cream, and Intelligentsia coffee

$62 for a Three-Day Juice Cleanse at Patel's Cafe ($140 Value)

Patel's Cafe

West Rogers Park

$140 $62

Indian juice bar blends fresh ingredients for juice cleanses that inspire overall wellbeing

6 or 12 Specialty Cupcakes or $10 for $20 Toward a Custom Cake at Mrs. A Cupcakes @ The Pickwick

Mrs. A Cupcakes @ The Pickwick

Park Ridge

$19 $10

Mother and daughters bake specialty cupcakes, cookies, and donuts from scratch daily using fresh ingredients

Introduction to Loose-Leaf Tea Class and Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at TeaLula (Up to 60% Off)

TeaLula

Park Ridge

$50 $25

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A certified tea specialist teaches students about the history and preparation of loose-leaf teas, then shares four tea samples for tasting

$10 for a 12-Inch Cookie Cake with Writing at Great American Cookies ($22 Value)

Great American Cookies

Schiller Park

$22 $10

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Baked Goods at Andresen's Bakery ($30 Total Value)

Andresen's Bakery

Bensenville

$10 $5

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Custom cakes, pies, cookies, sweet rolls, and chocolate-covered strawberries join fresh breads at a bakery with a 50+ year history

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Café Food and Drinks at C U Latte Cafe

C U Latte Cafe

Villa Park

$5 $2.50

Surrounded by local artwork and decorative reeds, café visitors enjoy a menu of coffee drinks, frozen lemonade, and sandwiches

Tea Health Class and Tasting for One or Four Plus Tea to Take Home at Prima Tea (Up to 73% Off)

Prima Tea

Wheeling

$57 $23

Loose-leaf experts offer lessons and patrons taste samples of gourmet teas from around the world

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream (Up to 50% Off)

Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream

Highwood

$10 $5

Scoops of The Chocolate Shoppe ice cream are made with real Wisconsin cream and come in flavors such as Fat Elvis and Door County Cherry

Ice Cream Cupcakes with Unlimited Toppings at Cupcakeologist (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Cupcakeologist

Bolingbrook

$38 $20

Choose from more than 15 flavors of ice cream, such as cookie dough, coffee, and strawberry cheesecake, paired with unlimited toppings

$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One Smoothie at FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar ($15.60 Value)

FITfresh Cafe & Juicebar

Glendale Heights

$5.20 $3

Build your own smoothie from fresh ingredients such as almond milk, whey protein, bananas, and strawberries for a healthy boost of energy

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Most corn muffins accompany a hearty southern meal, but at Xtra Good Corn Muffins, they are the meal. Whipped up according to an old family recipe, each muffin is then stuffed with mouth-watering combinations including jerk tilapia with red beans and rice, Vienna beef hot dogs and cheddar cheese, or macaroni and cheese with battered crispy chicken. Sweet options such as peach- and blueberry-stuffed cornbread muffins and red velvet pancake minis also dot the menu, as do lemonades flavored with strawberries, kiwis, and peaches.

1912 South Throop Street
Chicago,
IL
US

Restaurant La Casa Del Pueblo

“If you have a Mexican grocery store near you, the taquería that’s inside is really a good bet” noted Rick Bayless on a Time Out Chicago tour of his favorite Mexican spots in Pilsen. The taqueria in question was Restaurant La Casa Del Pueblo––located across from the grocery that shares its name––, a place Bayless praised for it’s “super homey” eats. TimeOut seems to agree, calling the eatery’s tamales “incredible” and “tender” in a separate review. All of the authentic northern Mexican recipes served here—tacos, tortas, burritos, twice-baked piñata—have been perfected by the owners, a family that has run the restaurant since 1962. To accompany the spicy menu, patrons can bring their own beverages or keep the authentic tastes coming with a cup or horchata or Mexican hot chocolate.

1810 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

An integral spoke in the wheel that is Pilsen’s art scene, Café Jumping Bean is much more than a coffee shop. It’s a collaborative effort that unites the local community through strong coffee drinks and compelling artworks. One part café and one part gallery, Jumping Bean hosts an eclectic crowd of regulars who come to fill up on focaccia pizzas and garden burgers or admire the rotating exhibits displayed on the brightly colored walls. No matter where one looks, one is confronted with a wealth of sensory stimuli—from tables hand-painted by local visionaries such as Guillermo Delgado to a mural of shaving cream left over from the space’s previous life as a barbershop.

1439 West 18th Street
Chicago,
IL
US

At Chimichurri, chefs marinate succulent cuts of steak and chicken and grill them in the traditional Argentinian churrasco style. Diners can get their steak topped with green and red peppers or a pair of eggs, sunnyside up. The restaurant also serves up pizzas, fresh salads, and entrees made with homemade flat noodle pasta and flavored with pancetta, bacon, and red peppers. Handheld snacks include the milanesa sandwich, which is stuffed with breaded steak and onions, or the choripon??Argentinian sausage seasoned with chimichurri sauce and served on a warm roll. After a spicy meal, you can cool your tastebuds with a scoop of the eatery's housemade gelato.

1454 West 18th Street
Chicago,
IL
US

Tucked within the Pilsen neighborhood, Efebina's Café inhabits a historic building that was recently rehabbed both inside and out. The now welcoming storefront makes way to a cozy and modern interior displaying local art on its walls and tasty treats on its tables. Their drink menu boasts hot and cold coffees, as well as sodas, juices, and smoothies. The food menu keeps hunger at bay with breakfast items, sandwiches, and pastries. The café is gathering place for study groups, music nights, and other events, accommodating up to 150 people or 150 adult-sized mannequins.

1640 S Blue Island Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

At Panaderia Nuevo Leon, customers grab pair of tongs to help themselves to the shelves of fresh bread, pastries, and desserts that line the 30-year-old shop. Nestled among the selection are chocolate cupcakes served with an extra-large swirl of frosting.

1634 West 18th Street
Chicago,
IL
US

Pilsen Scene