From Our Editors
A culinary gem, Link's Sweet Bean in Wilmette is a hugely-popular spot for superb coffee and tasty tea. It's a local favorite for visitors interested in incredible food.
Defined by its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when the Illinois weather is suitable. No specific attire is required, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. Also, though the prices are considered to be lower than average, you aren't going to sacrifice any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try.
There really is something for every taste, with gluten-free options, as well as healthy, low-fat, and vegetarian items on the menu. WiFi is available if you want to get some work done, and in addition to its convenient take-out menu, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town.
Add it all up, and Link's definitely stands out from the rest. The restaurant is easily reachable via public transit, and visitors who drive can park nearby on the street.