Unlike speedy in-and-out coffee shops, cafés indulge fantasies of sneaking off through misty European streets paved with pain au chocolat and lined with biscotti parking meters. Sip into a waking dream with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Café Fare and German Pastries
Bakers load quiches’ hand-rolled crust with fillings such as bacon, swiss cheese, and cheddar ($7.95), roll chicken and mushrooms inside crepes ($8.95), and whip up traditional German desserts such as apple strudel ($14.95) and pecan coffee cake ($10.95). See the full café menu and pastry selection.
Lutz Café & Pastry Shop
Since opening as the first konditorei, or German pastry shop, in the city of Chicago in 1948, Lutz Café & Pastry Shop has collected praise from the New Yorker, the Food Network, and generations of sweets-savvy mouths. Beneath the curve of a wood-and-glass display case, strudels, cakes, and candies crafted from traditional European recipes preen in the light of pendant lamps. Pristine tablecloths and delicate china crown tables in the flower-filled dining room and private, outdoor garden (open Mother’s Day through October), where a blue reflecting pool mirrors yellow deck umbrellas. Individual pots of Viennese-style coffee energize guests for flurries of typing over the complimentary WiFi network or climbing expeditions to the peak of a towering chocolate-covered Baumkuchen cake.
2458 W Montrose Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60618Get Directions