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Set in a quaint, late 19th-century building in downtown Freeport, 9 East Coffee pays homage to its vintage surrounds by doing things the old-fashioned way. That means that, in addition to treating guests to rich Intelligentsia coffee, the staff here take the time and care to craft all their delicious pastries, pies, and savory wraps and sandwiches from scratch. That same attention to detail extends right down to the smoothies, which are blended using fresh, plump berries, and to the fresh soups and salads, for which the staff hand-chop vegetables each day. The atmosphere, meanwhile, is just as charming, complete with chalkboard menus, a sunny outdoor patio, and steam-powered Wi-Fi.

9 E Stephenson St.
Freeport,
IL
US

You could try a different Neli’s entree every day for five months and still not have tried everything. The menu, which comprises more than 150 distinct items ranges from three-egg omelets and Belgian waffles, to Asian stir-fries and juicy, 12-ounce rib-eye steaks. Also available are hearty pastas, flame-kissed half-pound burgers, and amply stuffed deli-style sandwiches.

1055 Gardner St
South Beloit,
IL
US

The Captain's Galley is a locally owned and operated business, and it has been sinking hunger pangs with meaty subs since 1978. Today, the restaurant continues to dole out a wide variety of half- and full-sized sandwiches, including Italian beef, Polish sausage, and pastrami. The Captain's Galley also presents various sub alternatives, such as soups and chili mac, and any sub can be transformed into a salad or a wrap upon request. The kitchen team even offers 10 varieties of party subs, which are traditionally the least strict of military vessels.

305 Oak Grove Ave
South Beloit,
IL
US

The menu at Pancake Cafe is impressive—almost as impressive as their nine straight awards for Best Breakfast in Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison. For breakfast, the staff serves home-style meals such as oven-baked omelets or house-made biscuits and gravy. The eatery’s namesake comes in unexpected varieties, including an award-winning apple pancake that’s baked for 20 minutes with fresh fruit, baker’s sugar, and Sinkiang cinnamon glaze. Pancake Cafe also whips up gluten-free versions and an old-fashioned potato pancake capped with applesauce or sour cream. They even squeeze fresh orange juice by wringing out a traffic cone as aggressively as possible. At lunch, servers put the waffles down for a nap and begin presenting plates of white-albacore tuna melts, Angus burgers, and Chicago-style italian beef sandwiches.

6220 Nesbitt Rd
Fitchburg,
WI
US

A zinc-topped bar snakes along one side of The Continental Fitchburg's dining room, its shimmering metallic surface cool to the touch. Imported from Germany in pieces and retro-fitted by a local metal fabricator, the bar is reminiscent of the traditional zinc bars of the early-20th-century European cafés and bistros that The Continental strives to emulate. Drawing on family recipes, the chefs prepare each dish with fresh and local ingredients, many of which are grown in their onsite garden. Soft lights dangle from the ceiling of the Wi-Fi-saturated dining room, illuminating martini and cocktail glasses alongside plates of upscale Italian fare. A private party room and large outdoor patio host groups of up to 125 people, roughly the same amount that attended the first Tupperware party thrown by Gertrude Stein.

2784 S Fish Hatchery Rd
Fitchburg,
WI
US

Beautiful 27 hole golf course that is fun, but also challenging for all abilities. A full service restaurant and bar, and 61 unit motel. We offer many specials and golf packages. Check out the website for details. Planning a wedding, shower, graduation? Let us take the worries away and host your event at Coachman's.

984 County Rd
Edgerton,
WI
US