Coffee & Treats in Rogers Park

$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

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

$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 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

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

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

$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

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

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

$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

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

Three- or Five-Day Juice Cleanse at Lupito's Juice Bar (50% Off)

Lupito's Juice Bar

Pilsen

$179 $89

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Combination of super green and super red juices help bolster immune systems and oust toxins

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 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

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

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

$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

$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

$15 for Three $10 Vouchers for Frozen Yogurt at BerrySimple Yogurt ($30 Value)

BerrySimple Yogurt

Gurnee

$10 $5

Frozen yogurt flavors such as nonfat pumpkin and low-fat orange creamsicle cradle fresh fruit, brownie dough bites, and caramel sauce

Tea Flights for One or Two at Calibrè Coffee (Up to 52% Off)

Calibrè Coffee

South Barrington

$25 $13

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Sample a range of black, green, and herbal teas in sampling flights

Select Local Merchants

Tucked into the sunlit corner of a handsome, seven-story, brick-and-sandstone building in Rogers Park sits an unassuming coffee shop. The Common Cup—about a block west from the Morse Red Line stop—serves Intelligentsia coffee, homemade pastries, and Red Hen breads, but what sets it apart from countless other shops with similarly ticked inventory sheets is the cafe's downright enthusiasm about local artists. That and the ice cream machine. Far from just a coffee house, Common Cup has created a space that TimeOut Chicago recognizes as a "vital community node" for artists in Rogers Park. Area musicians set up busking hubs almost every Friday, regaling guests with their mastery of guitar or the alto kazoo, and everywhere, art is on display. Collectors and casual oglers can buy or peruse all manner of handicraft, from christmas ornaments to prints of various Chicago landmarks. Even tots can bound into the artisanal fray, taking in readings by local story-tellers, and afterwords, they can sidle over to the soft-serve ice cream machine that mixes in any number of fixins before swirling out the dulcet delight.

1501 West Morse Avenue
Chicago,
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Act One Pub was featured in Time Out Chicago and reviewed on Chicago's Centerstage. Yelpers give the restaurant a 3.5-star average:

1330 W Morse Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

When describing the American Midwest, the word “tropical” is rarely used. Thankfully, Caribbean American Bakery brings a taste of paradise to the landlocked locale with Jamaican baked goods and cuisine. Its patties represent Jamaica’s most prevalent fast food; the crispy pastries come stuffed with beef, chicken, or veggies. And breads exude the sweet aroma of coconut or ginger, as do some of the bakery's cakes and the Caribbean's grandmothers. Jerk chicken and pork epitomize the savory side of the nation’s cuisine, and often star in catering packages.

1539 W Howard St
Chicago,
IL
US

Conn's Cafe & Catering Inc.'s professionally uniformed wait staff and executive chefs furnish festivities with a comprehensive menu of entrees, buffet packages, barbecue fare, and boxed lunches. The full-service company provides tables, chairs, linens, tableware, and invitations, offering customers reprieve from the stresses of party planning and additional time to perfect their chicken dance. A catering coordinator can counsel guests on décor, entertainment, and locations, and licensed and insured bartenders are available to distribute pours of champagne and spirits. In addition to the standard and seasonal menus, the caterers can also furnish Indian, Thai, Cajun, Middle Eastern and Mexican fare, as well as thematic decorations.

1535 W Devon Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Red Rover Cafe's menu typifies classic deli fare, from the New York-style bagels served each morning to the kosher dill pickles paired with every sandwich. Their selection of sandwiches includes classics such as reubens and tuna salad, though patrons can also build their own choosing from a selection of meat, cheese, and toppings. There are also a few salads on the menu, as well as freshly baked pies and Intelligentsia coffee, which is strong enough to wake a bear hibernating in a mattress store, and Schoeps gourmet ice cream from Wisconsin.

1535 W. Devon Ave. (just east of Clark St.)
Chicago,
IL
US

Though you wouldn?t expect to find professional pool tables in a caf? nor freshly crafted deli sandwiches in a pool hall, Pressure Billiards and Cafe has managed to seamlessly combine these elements into a single all-encompassing amusement space. On the billiards side of the facility, 13 9-foot Brunswick Metro tables bask in the glow of contemporary wall sconces and ample overhead light as players aim for pocket dominance like a keys-versus-wallet grudge match. A slate of eight LCD televisions displaying seasonal sports games, meanwhile, ensures that adrenaline levels never wane between turns. After billiards bouts conclude, guests can saunter over to the caf? side of the establishment to dine on classic pub dishes flanked by a range of mixed drinks and a dozen bottled beers. Once fully refueled, clients can wind down in the lounge or partake in one of the bar?s nightly activities, such as an open mic, trivia night, or comedy showcase.

6318 N Clark St.
Chicago,
IL
US

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