Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of premium coffee and café fare at J Bean Coffee in Norridge, located at the corner of Harlem Avenue and Irving Park Road across from the HIP Plaza.
J Bean Coffee drops jaws in preparation for receiving flavorful java, fine teas, and a menu of scrumptious eats. Begin by cooling down overheated summer stomachs with an iced late ($3.75–$4.50) and a scoop of crème de menthe chip gelato chilling in a waffle cone ($3.55–$5.55). On the patio, pair an Italian-style cappuccino ($3.05–$3.95) or a gourmet dark-roast cup of joe ($1.70–$2.25) with a grilled prime-roast-beef panini ($7.99) while enjoying unfettered access to weather. With free WiFi, guests can bring their laptops and put in overtime at the meme factory while nibbling a veggie spinach wrap gingerly stuffed with avocado, provolone, and freshly butchered roma tomatoes ($7.99).
J Bean Coffee and Café
At J Bean Coffee Shop friendly coffee experts summon jets of steam to whip up lattes and cappuccinos, creating intricate designs in the layers of foam and froth. The independent, locally-run shop recreates the ambience of a cozy Italian café, with every drink handmade to order the way Renaissance-era baristas used to do it. Guests can munch on grilled paninis and wraps as they sip strong espresso or dark-roast coffee, or treat tastebuds to a flood of sweetness with shakes, mochas, caramel lattes, and creamy gelato.
7221 W Forest Preserve Dr.
Norridge, Illinois 60706Get Directions