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Coffee Shops in Elgin

With the Fox River flowing through it and places like the Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino, Lords Park Zoo, and so much more, Elgin is one of Chicagoland’s prime destinations outside of the city itself. One of the best things about Elgin is that its coffee shops are concentrated in one area of the Historic District –some of which are situated right by the river. Here are some of the best coffee stops along the way.

Viator Coffee Co.

Viator isn’t even five years old yet, being founded in 2018. They combine an American coffee experience with a Latino spin. In fact, their specialty Mexican Mocha uses the standard mocha recipe with the addition of Mexican chili powder and cayenne. Their honey and cinnamon espresso is always delicious. Their coffee menus are loaded with the usual blends along with non-coffee options. They also have a small selection of pastries during the summer.

Viator Coffee Co.

51 S Grove Ave,

Elgin, IL 60120

Arabica Cafe

Arabica is another relatively new coffee shop with roots back in 2016, also locally owned. Owners Diane and Brian pride themselves on their artisanal approach to baking and coffee brewing. They do sell small breakfast sandwiches, too, and do offer GrubHub and UberEats services.

Arabica Cafe

59 Douglas Ave,

Elgin, IL 60120

Blue Box Cafe

Blue Box goes the extra mile and isn’t just a coffee shop but also a deli with a great section of meats and cheeses. They dress up their coffee and hot drinks like desserts, especially their hot chocolate. You can bet there are some signature sandwiches on their deli menu using all of their finest meats. They’re also known for their specialty lattes. This is more than a coffee shop; you can leave here with a full belly.

Blue Box Cafe

176 E. Chicago St,

Elgin, IL 60120

Vern’s Tavern

Vern’s is open especially late, from 4:30 in the afternoon until 1 in the morning. It’s a great place to get coffee in a classy bar setting. Even though the liquor is the main attraction, you can still get your caffeine fix at any time they are open. Food comes in the form of small tabletop snacks, ideal for the bar setting. Of course, the biggest draw is how late it is open.

Vern’s Tavern

76B S Grove Ave,

Elgin, IL 60120