Visit Shoemaker & Hardt Coffee House and Country Store and you’ll be transported to a turn-of-the-century general store—that is, if the whole world back then happened to smell like coffee. The historical storefront is lined with a collection of antiques, from Coca-Cola ephemera to taxidermy; inside, staffers mix up mochas and top off cappuccinos with foam. The menu also includes teas, hot chocolate, and specialty flavored lattes, such as English Toffee and the Chocolate Grasshopper, a chocolate-peppermint concoction that can double as a conscience if you pour it over a Pinocchio. In addition to antiques and drinks, Shoemaker & Hardt also collects marbles, candles, and old-fashioned candies.
Celebrating 12 years as Wylie's "Destination Hot Spot" for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Where great food meets atmoshphere for "Comfort Food with an Edge". Voted Best Sandwich (chicken salaad), Best Dessert & Healthiest Restaurant in a local poll. Family owned & operated & the Golden Rule is applied. Catering is available.
Saxbys Coffee's rich array of caffeinated ambrosias crafted from grade 1 arabica beans joins a cornucopia of teas and smoothies on the shop's extensive menu. Espresso drinks include exotic cinnamon lattes ($3.25–$4.30) and basic cappuccinos ($2.95–$3.45) cloaked in frothy cream or 18 dulcet syrups that hide their rich caffeinated cargo from privateering tongues. Brewmancers summon Saxbys Coffee's wide selection of roasts from single-origin, fair-trade, and organic beans, which undergo a European roasting process to prepare cocoa-noted Tanzanian peaberries and italiano blends for beverage Valhalla. Frolattes—a frozen breed of latte rarely found in nature—are catalogued in such flavors as white-chocolate mocha and British Islander ($3.70–$4.70) alongside many species of teas ($1.50–$2.20) and fruity smoothies ($3.45–$4.50). Lounging cyborgs can stop by to bask in the soothing aura of the shop's free WiFi while sipping their selection.
Windy City Dawgs serves up a hearty menu that revolves around eats inspired by––or chartered directly from––Chicago. Meat cravings find savory satiation with a Chicago-style Vienna beef hot dog ($4) or a slow-cooked seasoned italian beef sandwich ($5.25) cradled by crisp-crusted Gonnella bread. Or, please Chi-hungry taste buds with made-from-scratch pan pizzas ($13+) and Supreme tamales ($1.60), a cylindrical classic since 1950, with a cornmeal shell––much like the Hamburglar's getaway car––filled to the brim with ground beef and spices.
At Ace's Gourmet Paninis, culinary-school grad Chef Van presides over an unlikely marriage between the Italian-born panini and the flavors of Southern comfort fare. He presses only quality ingredients into his sandwiches, including three signature paninis loaded with chicken, beef brisket, or pulled pork slathered in house barbecue sauce. His menu also flaunts a separate breakfast section that highlights paninis and burritos stuffed with more eggs and meats than a vending machine for bodybuilders. His renditions of childhood favorites, such as peanut butter and jelly, even please pintsize palates. Patrons can settle in to surf free WiFi in the eatery or grab a takeout container to feast at home.:
Eyes widen and noses take a big whiff as guests enter I Heart Cafe and are greeted by leaf-green walls, pink cartoon cupcakes, and an Asian fusion menu of French-inspired pastries and creamy Vietnamese coffee. Made-to-order beignets can be topped with cinnamon sugar or used as pillows until espresso drinks open sleepy eyelids. Nearly a dozen Asian teas, including jasmine, lychee, and mango varieties, pair nicely with weekend dim sum or hearty bánh mi sandwiches.