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Discover cute boutiques housed in historic storefronts in downtown Champaign, including antique and consignment shops. Be sure to stop at PACA’s Architectural Salvage Warehouse, where you’ll find everything from vintage stained glass to ceramic tiles.
Curtis Orchard is an 80-acre apple orchard, pumpkin patch and entertainment farm offers activities for the whole family. Open July 20–December 20, the orchard country store and bakery offer a wide variety of gift and food items, including pies, fritters, apple crisp donuts and award-winning cider. Outdoor activities include seasonal apple and pumpkin picking, kids play structures, a giant slide, several mazes including the corn maze, petting zoo, toddler area, birthday parties and corporate picnics. Weekend activities include outdoor meals, live entertainment, seasonal pony rides, and an orchard wagon.
An eclectic district filled with dining and multi-cultural attractions, Midtown Champaign, with the beautiful Boneyard Creek flowing, connects Downtown and Campustown Champaign.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
What Lincoln Center is to New Yourk and Kennedy Center is to Washington D.C., Krannert Center is to the Midwest—a magnificent showcase for the performing arts. KCPA is a premier educational and professional performing arts complex and is the setting for over 300 performances each year. A professional laboratory for the University of Illinois dance, theatre, opera and music departments, the Center also hosts internationally famous artists such as Emmy Lou Harris, Herbie Hancock, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group, and is home to the Champaign-Urbana Symphony and Sinfonia de Camera.
Discover Green Street and the heart of campus at the University of Illinois. Restaurants, bars, shops, bookstores and more await your presence in this Orange & Blue themed area.
Lucy’s Place is an upscale neighborhood coffee house / pub located along major intersections where customers can play their favorite video poker and slot games while enjoying a snack with a soft drink or glass of wine without the crowd and noise of the bar scene.
Pekara Bakery & Bistro
Pekara Bakery & Bistro is a clean label artisan bakery in downtown Champaign serving the community since 2005. Pekara prides itself on delicious handmade pastries, cakes, and breads in which all-natural ingredients are used. From omelettes made from local, organic eggs, breakfast sandwiches and bagels, savory sandwiches on artisan breads, salads, crêpes, and hearty soups, to sweet pastries, pies, and cookies, you can find most anything you'd like at Pekara. Pekara's well-trained baristas serve up superb coffee that has been responsibly sourced and harvested from Abakundakawa, the certified Fair Trade cooperative in Rwanda where the heart of our house blend is grown. Pekara Bakery & Bistro even helps you stay ahead for that special event, baking pastries, baklava, breads and other treats for those special occasions.
The "staggering beer list" and creative, Belgian-focused menu has made the Hopleaf a destination restaurant. A favorite of the neighborhood and beyond, you can expect Hopleaf to always be hoping.
Family owned for more than 50 years, Tony's is located in Alton on Third Street. Known for their mouth-watering pepperloin steaks, the family recipe has been a crowd pleaser for years. Homemade pastas and family recipes make for a memorable meal. Tony's offers the best of both worlds with a formal dining room, perfect for a romantic meal or to celebrate a special occasion. The Third Street Cafe entrance features a sports bar atmosphere perfect for kicking back to enjoy a slice of fresh secret recipe pizza, a juicy half-pound steakburger or a basket of wings. From casual family dining to a cozy meal together, Tony's is your place!
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Two Brothers Roundhouse is the oldest limestone roundhouse in the United States. As they bring new life to this 155 year old building, enjoy a casual atmosphere in the main dining room gastropub, our sports tavern and music venue or our new cafe and bakery. There is more to do than dinner at the Roundhouse. As with the beer and food, the live entertainment has a local flair. Whether it be a wedding, reunion or corporate event, they have a variety of spaces for friends and family to gather. Cheers!
Max & Benny's Restaurant Deli and Bakery
Max and Benny's is an iconic north suburban deli-restaurant recently described by Chicago Magazine as the "best Jewish deli in the Chicagoland area." Specialties include corned beef, pastrami and Rueben sandwiches.
Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
Cocktail, is one of the most inviting playful bars & restaurants in Lakeview, appealing to a broad-based clientele that is short on attitude and long on fun. Its two attractive bars (cocktail & garden bar) feature black crystal chandeliers, onyx-lit bar tops and a swank sidewalk café, known as the gardens. Cocktail is the perfect place to sip libations, enjoy great food and converse with friends, both old and new. Cocktail offers daily drink specials featuring djs that deliver the best music on Halsted & sexy go go boys!
The Vault Cafe on the Square
The Vault Café on the Square is located in a 100-yr-old historic 5-story building in downtown Marion, IL. The café is located on the first floor in what used to be a bank. The vault is still there, and we have seating for four inside of it! Seating is first come/first serve, but feel free to request it with the hostess!
Featuring local and Illinois made gifts, foods, and specialties. Enjoy specialty coffees, muffins, desserts and other goodies in their historic building built in 1906 which boasts the original art deco soda fountain from the 30's.
Every day, trained bakers craft and bake loaves of bread from scratch, using the best ingredients to ensure the highest quality breads. Panera Bread understands that great bread makes great meals, from made-to-order sandwiches to tossed-to-order salads and soup served in bread bowls.
This eclectic dessert café makes everything from drop cookies, brownies and bars to cupcakes and specialty cakes, to a variety of pastries ranging from éclairs, tarts and pies.
Big Jones brings you delicious dinner, brunch, and lunch inspired by Southern cooking from New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, the Carolina Lowcountry, and Appalachia. We are inspired by the history and richness of Southern cooking. Try our fried chicken with the Boarding House Lunch or for dinner during the week (featured on Hungry Hound and 190 North.)
Enjoy a waterfront meal on the rooftop of this summer hot spot located right on Lake Michigan at the North Avenue Beach Boathouse (opening in mid-May). This casual Phil Stefani Signature Restaurant features sandwiches, salads and refreshing beverages. Scenes from The Break-Up were filmed on the nearby bike path.
The Neighborhood Co-op
If there's one thing the Neighborhood Co-op is known for, it's good food. Between the grocery store and the deli area, this one-stop-shop has everything you need for the perfect meal. Enjoy the fresh taste of locally grown produce, shop the work of Carbondale's thriving art scene, and feast on a hearty sandwich, made with all-organic products.
The Pickwick Society Tea Room, Gifts & Antiques
Loosely based on Louisa May Alcott's novel, Little Women, with menu items named for characters. Specialties include homemade bakery items, adult tea parties and showers. Check website for special events.
Heirloom Market & Cafe
This rural style cafe will capture your senses. The decor is clearly slated rustic with a cozy and a distinctively pleasant ambience. The cafe is a staple of small town life with a sense of community as it embraces the environment that has been set forth by the Heirloom Market. We feature homemade baked goods and gourmet coffee. The espresso drink with steamed milk or variegated flavoring is designed for a picker upper or as a way to pass your time with a good book or to surf the free wi-fi internet.
The Annex Coffee & Deli
The Annex Building, built in 1912, is at the very heart of Herrin, Illinois’ thriving downtown on Park Avenue. The former Annex Movie Theater was converted into a bakery café and opened on Halloween 2011. The Annex Coffee & Deli is committed to delivering the best coffee house & bakery café experience in a clean and stylish environment which recalls the glory days of the historic building in which it is housed.
State Street Market
You’ll find great selections including market fresh salads, homemade soups, artisan bread panini's and sandwiches. There are many vegetarian options. Enjoy craft beers or imported wines in outdoor garden.
Inspired by the regional flavors of the Italian Tre Venezie, Ombra is a space you can make your own. It’s where the casual comfort of the neighborhood meets the energy of possibility. You just might encounter the new and unexpected — whether the flavors, the wine list, or the conversations and people around you.
Homer Soda Company
What started as a retail shop in the small farm town of Homer, has expanded into a national wholesale soda distributor. Shop hundreds of flavors of soda in this adorable little shop located on Homer's main drag. Pick up anything from the classic orange soda to bacon and cherry infused, so you get as creative as you like. While you'll see these sodas at restaurants and shops all over town, there's nothing better than picking these up right from the distributor.
Family owned & operated since 1922, Dinkel’s Bakery is a REAL working bakery in Chicago. Their signature products include: stollen, donuts, cakes, cookies, Danish and specialty baked goods.
Serving delicious breakfast's and great lunches from an impressive menu, dishes include homemade soups, salads, and fresh sandwiches.
Kopi A Traveler's Cafe
This comfortable cafe sells coffee in bulk and is a quiet respite for a light lunch. Jalan Jalan, a boutique in the back of the cafe, is crammed with travel books, artwork, textiles, gifts and jewelry from around the world. In the very front of the cafe is an elevated area where patrons remove their shoes to lounge among the pillows that furnish the floor. To complete the intercontinental atmosphere, clocks on the wall keep the current time in various countries.
Jolane's Café & Wine Bar
Abt Electronics CEO Bob Abt always wanted a restaurant of his own. Adjacent to his famous electronics store in Glenview is a Austrian-style café featuring an outdoor patio, an eight-foot long glass pastry case tempts with an array of croissants, Danish pastries, scones, Viennese tortes and slices of cake. The café serves three hearty meals daily. Coffee, of course, maintains its Old World dignity. The cafe also offers a full bar, 22 wines, three types of beer, including a Belgian Trappist ale.
The Frenchman's Widow
The Grand Opening of The Frenchman’s Widow in Herrin, IL was officially May 20, 2013 but the story and journey of the new restaurant and bar began long before this date. Located at 201 N 16th St. in Herrin, IL the establishment sits at the same address and in the same building as the well-known former Berra’s Tavern. Our menu features wings in a variety of sauces, bruschetta, queso & spinach artichoke dips, burgers, sandwiches, salads, pasta and our specialty burger, The Widow Maker, piled with bacon, cheese and onion rings.
Le Petit Marche
Recognizing downtown Crystal Lake’s need for a gourmet food shop, Le Petit Marché opened in March of 2005, offering not only baked goods but the first and finest selection of wines in the historic downtown area. Le Petit Marché quickly became a favorite gathering place for patrons of the arts (heading to the Raue Center for a performance) and fine food alike. It has continued to evolve and thrive with the passing years, introducing catering services, open microphone performances, specialty wine tastings and more than forty specialty cheeses from around the world.
Red Hen Bread
Red Hen Bread is the best bakery on the planet...or at least in Chicago. From baguettes and ciabatta to roasted garlic and chocolate bread (Yes!! We make chocolate bread), Red Hen Bread offers a wide selection of breads, pastries, cookies, and pies. We also have a fine assortment of scones, muffins, quiche, and croissants. For lunch, we offer a wide range of sandwiches and soups. All sandwiches are made with fresh Red Hen products and use only the freshest meats and veggies. The menu offers many vegetarian options as well.
Blend Tea and Crepe Lounge
Through its delicious crepes, refreshing tea and unique atmosphere, Blend has made a name for itself as Carbondale's favorite hangout. Conveniently located close to the SIU Campus, Blend is the perfect spot for a quick lunch or long study session. With its sweet (or savory crepes) and a large selection of customizable drinks, perfect for everyone!
Family restaurant in Chillicothe with home-cooked lunches, soups, dinner & desserts. Daily specials.
Antico Posto, translated meaning "The Old Spot", is an intimate Italian Cafe and Wine Bar carefully hidden in Oakbrook Center Mall. House specialties include homemade pastas, gnocchi, ravioli as well as house churned gelato and hand-stretched brick-oven pizza. Our wine list consists of more than 60 Italian and domestic selections, over 30 wines by the glass, 1/2 glass and 1/2 bottle.
Cristaudo's Cafe & Bakery
Situated in one of downtown Carbondale's oldest buildings, Cristaudo's Cafe and Bakery is definitely worth a stop! Treat your taste buds to the sweet flavor of their famous sugar cookies, or enjoy a delicious sandwich during lunch. And, if you give them enough notice, Cristaudo's will prepare vegan and gluten-free baked goods to your liking!
Known for its bottomless coffee, mouth-watering foods, and welcoming atmosphere, Harbaugh's Cafe' is one of Carbondale's most popular breakfast joints. While the menu includes unique dishes such as ranch potatoes, it encompasses all of the classic breakfast dishes too. Salads and sandwiches are also available after 11 a.m. If you're in a rush, no sweat! Harbaugh's will have you in-and-out faster than you can say "ranch potatoes"!
Ginkgo Tree Cafe
With a focus on fresh, seasonal, made-from-scratch, healthy foods, this cafe serves breakfast and lunch, offering soup, salad and sandwiches. On Saturday evenings, live music is featured while you enjoy artisan pizza by the slice and you can bring your own beer & wine. We sell bulk tea, by the glass or by the pot. We have a certified herbal counselor, a massage therapist, fitness classes, meeting/party space for rent, and a gift shop featuring local crafters and artists.
This Is It Eatery
Enjoy this artsy alternative for discriminating diners with a fun attitude and great food including homemade soups, signature salads, and their own pretzel burger. Full bar, carryout, children’s menu, and outdoor dining. Open: Tuesday thru Sunday: 11 am to 10 pm. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: under $10.00. Credit Cards Accepted
Donnybrook Bakery Cafe
They offer a bakery & café in a beautiful historic building. Check out their specialty ice cream, a coffee & smoothie bar. as well as a retail shop and beer/wine bar.
Eataly is an original “marketplace” model inviting consumers to be active participants in an innovative food and beverage experience where they shop, taste and savor high quality traditional Italian food products and beverages along with local produce and artisanal products; a multifunctional marketplace that includes a premier retail center for Italian delicacies and wine, a culinary educational center, and a diverse slate of seven boutique eateries.
White Street Cafe
White Street Cafe is a family owned business located in charming Frankfort, IL. We offer delicious food that features high quality ingredients and reasonable prices.
Water's Edge, Hyatt Lodge
Versatile casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including a deli stand, a variety of hot and cold entrees, a grill fresh salad bar and dessert bar.
Walnut Street Tea Co.
Although this shop is located in downtown Champaign, it does not sit directly on the strip that gets the bulk of foot traffic, and thus it might be easily overlooked. Don't be afraid to go for a walk on the beautiful streets of downtown Champaign, and sooner or later you'll find this fine little establishment producing all sorts of tea beverages a tea lover would love to get their hands on!
Subs so fast you will freak! Jimmy Johns offers carry out, delivery or eat there at the restaurant.
Krazy Cakes Cafe and Bakery
Krazy Cakes Cafe and Bakery is located in historical downtown Quincy just one block East of Washington Square. We are an eclectic downtown Chicago style bakery with relaxed seating around a fireplace, or at the window bar, high-tables, and regular bistro tables for a more restaurant feel. Or enjoy your visit on our new outdoor deck! We offer free Wi-Fi, TV, and great music while you enjoy a morning pastry, hot breakfast, cup of joe, or lunch! Our menu items are mostly signature pieces with a little flare to keep your mouth happy. Our morning pastries range from items such as Bacon Topped French Toast Muffin, to Cinnamon Rolls and Scones. We also have a HOT breakfast menu which includes french toast, scrambles, and signature biscuits and gravy! Our lunch menu consists of signature salads, sandwiches, flatbreads and soups. We also have a full service coffee bar, with experienced baristas who can create a latte that will fulfill your taste buds delight! While our menu takes pride in offering many flavor combinations that your tongue may have never experienced before, our bakery specializes in creating unique and detailed treats for ANY special occasion. No cake is too difficult to create! If you have an idea, we’ll help expand on it, and make a cake that is out of this world! We use only REAL butter cream, made with REAL butter! Imagine that! Our fondant is made in house, and has a much more appealing taste than store bought fondant! So whether you are planning a wedding, birthday, shower, or just a simple get-together, we can create something very cute, or gourmet for your party!
Blue Dog Inn
Blue Dog Inn has been serving up good food in Lincoln, Illinois since 1979. Aside from their highly acclaimed burgers, Blue Dog Inn also serves up horse shoes, unique sandwiches, specialty drinks, desserts and more.
Blind Faith Cafe
Chicago's premier, certified-green, vegetarian restaurant. For over 30 years guests have been enjoying the award winning food. Dedicated to offering beautifully prepared wholesome natural foods that nourish the body and contribute to a healthier and more sustainable environment. Their extensive menu is prepared with only the highest quality ingredients, complimented by a superb selection of beer and wine and finished with a delicious assortment of homemade desserts.
Anemone Caffe & Neapolitan Pizzeria
Open Air, Upscale, Fast-Casual Dining; Wood burning Pizza oven; Handmade Pastas; Salads; Sandwiches; Variety of Breakfasts; Homemade Gelato; Intelligentsia Coffee; Espresso; Patio, Carry-out & Catering.
Four and Twenty Cafe
Four and Twenty Cafe commits to buying their produce from a local source to create their pies, pastries, smoothies, and more.
Dolce Italian Caffe and Bakery
Dolce is a unique experience that our customers love. We are a full service restaurant as well as a bakery! Stop in for our delicious dishes or our variety of fresh desserts. Our family recipes comes straight from Italy. These recipes have passed from generations of cooks and we are proud to bring them to you!
Globe Cafe and Bar
Geared to today's business professional and educated travelers who want to keep up with world events. This friendly neighborhood restaurant offers newspapers and magazines, flat screen TVs and media towers located throughout the café, along with high-speed wireless internet. Plus, really great food.
The Park Bench
The Park Bench is a locally owned restaurant located in the Downtown Historic Quincy Business District. Serving breakfast and lunch Monday thru Saturday. They offer freshly ground gourmet coffees and made to order espresso drinks all day, which are a perfect match for their freshly baked muffins and scones! Or bring your friends and family in for lunch, their friendly and courteous staff will be more than happy to serve you! You can choose from any of their freshly prepared salads and sandwiches, accompanied by one of their homemade soups. Be sure to save room for the dessert of the day or one of the many gourmet cheesecakes!
Wild Hare Cafe
Don't be surprised by the Alice-in-Wonderland nature of the Wild Hare Café's décor, which incongruously proves to be a nice complement to its simple but eclectic menu. Serves lunch Tuesday to Saturday and dinner service on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Grassroots Juicery & Café, LTD
Locally owned and operated Grassroots Juicery & Café in Sycamore, IL is committed to promoting the overall health and fitness of our community. To advance this wholesome lifestyle based on health and local community, they offer a range of made-to-order fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies, as well as fresh wraps, soups, salads, oatmeal, baked goods, and other nutritional offerings. To the greatest extent possible, they use organic, environmentally-friendly and sustainably-grown ingredients, and source from local growers. Whatever your needs, whether they be plant-based, gluten-free, diabetic, weight-loss, detoxification, athletic and fitness training, or you’ve just decided it is finally time to maintain a healthy diet as part of a fit lifestyle, Grassroots Juicery & Cafe has something for you.
Egg Haven Pancakes & Cafe
At Egg Haven We're Committed To Quality and Value Our recipes are prepared fresh daily using only the finest ingredients. Our eggs and produce are sourced direct from local premium farms and growers. Our menu offers a variety of breakfast, brunch and lunch choices. We're proud to offer delicious gluten free options, cholesterol free options, and other dietary-friendly selections. Freshly squeezed juices are available all day! Restaurant hours: 6am to 3pm daily
Enjoy delicious food including breakfast and lunch specialties at our restaurant. We have a location in Wheaton, Illinois as well. With more than 35 years of experience, Egg'lectic Café, Inc. offers freshly made breakfast and lunch throughout the day.
The Hinckley Cafe
We provide a cozy cafe feeling with daily specials and homemade soups. Friendly staff in a family atmosphere. A must have in our place is the best cup of coffee you will get in Hinckley.
Village Cafe of Shabbona
Serving breakfast and lunch 7 days a week 5 a.m - 2 p.m
Willow's Hometown Cafe
Willow’s Hometown Café is located in the Frederick Townsend Garage and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Sycamore Historic District. The distinctive stone structure was constructed in 1906 for use as a garage for the estate of Frederick B. Townsend, his former home is the Queen Anne mansion that overlooks the garage property. The structure is made of granite rocks gathered from Townsend’s farmland, right here in Sycamore.
World famous donuts!
Rose Garden Cafe
Rose Garden Cafe has a menu that includes everything. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, specials, ice cream creations and a case of yummy looking desserts!
CITY:Elk Grove Village
Rawshu'a Organic Market
Rawshu’a is a vegetarian-friendly eatery, juice bar, water bar and organic market. Open from 8a to 6p Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from noon to 6p on Saturday.
Locally owned sweets and bakery shop.
This contemporary breakfast and lunch cafe opened its doors in February 2008. You'll find plenty of breakfast basics here, but we're also well-known for our decadent twists on the regulars...like the stuffed french toast, blueberry bliss cakes and berry explosion waffle. You can also enjoy a delicious mimosa or bloody mary with breakfast, brunch, or lunch.
Through its eccentric decor and delicious desserts, Cafe Melange has become a local and regional favorite for gourmet cuisine. Guests can sit on the patio and enjoy the lively atmosphere of downtown Carbondale, or enjoy a quiet meal near the fireplace inside. Enjoy a stone baked pizza, avocado salmon wrap, or simply treat your taste buds to the decadent taste of their signature cheese cake.
A gypsy inspired coffee shop located inside Alton's historic Milton Schoolhouse.
"Simply delicious" pastries and desserts that are sure to please every palate. Whether you are looking for a little taste of Europe, delicious coffee & tea, or cookies like grandma made (with just a little panache) you will find them at LuciAnna's Pastries. Come & relax in our warm inviting atmosphere.
We take great pride in using only the finest quality ingredients that are preservative and filler-free, and freshly-prepared the old-fashioned way. We never cut corners! Our famous Barbecue Ribs and Rotisserie Chicken are always cooked fresh throughout the day, and our signature smoked meats – sliced Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, and Pulled Turkey – are seasoned and slow-cooked for hours. We make our own soups from scratch daily and we even grind and patty our own hamburgers. The way we do things may require extra effort, but we believe you can really taste the difference! For over 35 years, we continue to follow the same philosophy – quality, value, exceptional service and delicious barbecue!
America is obsessed with bacon, which is why Pomegranate Restaurant’s bacon waffle just makes so much sense. If bacon’s not your thing but waffles still are, try their pomegranate waffle–it comes with their pomegranate sauce and it’s amazing. Another great thing about this place, aside from their fresh ingredients, is that they serve breakfast all day. Late risers, rejoice! You can get breakfast and a mimosa at 4:00 p.m. Don’t let breakfast bias keep you from ordering off the lunch and dinner menus. All of their food is amazing!
Enjoy 48 premium flavors of ice cream and sherbet (over 150 flavors rotated)! Kid-approved flavors. Non-dairy sherbet options. Homemade waffle cones. Fruit smoothies. Custom cakes. Specialty drinks. And toppings, toppings, toppings!
River's Edge Cafe
More than just a cup of coffee; a place for minds to meet. A well-made latte paired with a scrumptious sandwich? Yes, please! River’s Edge Café serves up a strong brew with amazing pastries in the morning and unbeatable soups, salads and sandwiches in the afternoon. The options here are outstanding! They have organic and gluten-free options that are deceivingly delicious.
Palm's Grill Cafe
Blue-plate specials, bingo, and a bus stop! Lovingly restored to its circa 1935 appearance, the café now invites visitors to step back in time and experience the way it used to taste. Groups welcome. Open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Coffee, fresh brewed teas, from scratch pastries, crepes, sandwiches, and salads.
It’s not just a bike shop, and it’s not just a coffee shop—it’s an artistic space, a working space, a space to live in. We encourage everyone to bring suggestions and feedback; to bring their kids, or their laptops, or both; and to make new friends by elbowing into the community table. Everything we do is centered around this sense of community, right down to our manufacturing. Heritage bikes are designed, welded (by hand, out of American steel), and assembled right here in the city of Chicago. Plus, almost every bike is entirely unique, as Heritage focuses on full customization. Whether it’s sparkly colors or Italian leather accessories that float your boat, we’ll find something to match your style.