Guide to Evanston Coffee Shops

Coffee Shops in Evanston

Whether you are looking for a place to grab a good cup of coffee or maybe a place to hang out and get some work completed, we have you covered!

Evanston Parent Magazine has put together a list of our favorite places to grab a cup of coffee, relax with friends or just enjoy some time away from daily stress. 


Colectivo Coffee prides itself in roasting each batch of coffee by hand. In addition to a great cup of joe, they also offer terrific baked goods and food made from scratch. You can use their app for mobile ordering, easy payment and to earn and redeem points on orders.


This coffee shop and art gallery is located within walking distance of the Northwestern University North Campus. They are known for fresh roasted brews that are featured on their internationally inspired espresso bar menu.  They also sell pastries, scones and homemade muffins.  


Backlot Coffee started as a backlot community of friends and neighbors who shared their backyards and their lives. They brought this hometown feel to the coffee shop locations that they opened in Evanston and Chicago neighborhoods. In 2018, they began roasting their own beans. Today, they continue to sell terrific hand roasted flavors in-store and online.


Brothers K Coffee is owned by Brian and John Kim, brothers who are committed to keeping the family vibe going in their locations. They brew their own beans in small batches delivering deep and complex flavors. They incorporate fair trade sustainable processes in creating their high- quality products.


Hoosier Mama uses the finest ingredients to make delicious handmade pies. The menu also includes freshly brewed coffee and espresso drinks, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner items. These can all be enjoyed in the big, beautiful, sunny dining room of her Evanston location.


Newport Coffee opened their doors in 1992 as one of the first specialty coffee roasters. They are still true to their innovative spirit by using certified organic beans that are roasted to perfection. The end result is a delicious cup of coffee that can be prepared in their shop or you can buy their beans to brew at home.


The Patisserie Coralie is a coffee and pastry shop committed to providing their customers with an authentic French experience. The design of the space and the recipes offered on the menu will transport you to another world. Their handcrafted pastries are made from the finest ingredients and they are available for in-store dining, catering and events.


Cupitol is a unique space that offers elements of a restaurant, bakery, café and bar in one. Their menu includes coffee, tea, breakfast, brunch, bakery items, dinner, cocktails and a children’s menu. They are an all-day restaurant that prides itself in treating its staff and customers like family.


Philz Coffee provides customized blends that are handcrafted by Phil himself. Each blend contains two to seven beans that come from all over the world. The company prides itself in treating customers like family. They also have a mobile app that makes ordering and picking up in-store easy.


Rooted in history, Leonidas’ origins can be traced back to the tearoom opened by Leonidas Kistakedis in Ghent, Belgium in 1913. The Evanston, Chicago and Northbrook locations carry on the spirit by offering fine Belgian chocolates, French pastries, espresso bar, smoothies, breakfast entrees, ice cream, gelato and more.


The Berry Pike Café is a great place to get coffee, beverages and food items. Their coffee beans are imported from Guatemala and are certified by the Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance. Other choice items on their menu include a steamed bagel sandwich, liege waffles and fresh fruit smoothies. 


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