Are you new to Evanston and wondering where you can get good, fine-tasting coffee? Or do you want to know what the best coffee shops in Evanston are since you’d be staying there for a while? If you are a coffee drinker, you know the urge to kickstart your day with a cup of joe or unwind from the hustle and bustle of the day sipping coffee is unmatched. However, where you get the coffee from is important to the overall experience.
In this article, I will show you 10 of the best coffee shops in Evanston based on my review. Whether you are visiting Evanston or moving there, these coffee shops will suffice as great options to enjoy a cup of coffee.
List of Best Coffee Shops in Evanston
- Reprise Coffee Roasters
- Backlot Coffee
- Curt’s Cafe
- Newport Coffee House
- Ovo Frito Cafe
- Evanston Pour
- Leonidas Cafe Chocolaterie
- Brothers K Coffeehouse
- Coffee Lab Evanston
- Dollop Coffee & The Hoosier Mama Pie Company
I am sure you want to know why the aforementioned coffee shops made the list. Wouldn’t leave you hanging high and dry. So I have detailed what I loved about each coffee shop, and also included important details such as the shop’s address, social media handles, website, and phone number.
Reprise Coffee Roasters
Reprise Coffee Roasters source their coffee beans from the Gold Mountains. They expertly turn these beans into lovely coffee drinks and I am sure you’re going to love it. Their product packaging is top-notch and they offer several blends of coffee.
Location: 710 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202
Operational Hours: Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm
Website: Reprise Coffee Roasters
Backlot is not really a large coffee shop. It offers a relaxing and soothing atmosphere that makes the coffee drink even more delicious. The walls at this cafe are lined with art which adds to the cooling ambiance at the cafe. Backlot Coffee’s gelato is amazing. You should try it.
Location: 2006 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201
Operational Hours: Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 5pm
Website: Backlot Coffee
Curt’s could pass as a restaurant that has expertise in coffee. The cafe has a menu consisting of light and hearty breakfast, salads, and soups. If you want to have a nice breakfast or lunch meal with a cup of coffee, head to Curt’s.
Location: 2922 Central Street, Evanston
Operational Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 3:30pm
Phone: (847) 868-8385
Website: Curt’s Cafe
Newport Coffee House
Freshly roasted and brewed coffee, homemade pastries, creative sandwiches, soups, and veggies can all be found at Curt’s, a cozy home away from home. You must try their breakfast burrito! The greatest yogurt parfait in Chicago is made there! Typically, the cafe is not overcrowded, and the service is prompt. For those who enjoy music, they also have an ancient piano right in front.
Location: 622 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201
Operational Hours: Monday to Saturday from 7am to 5pm; Sunday 8am to 4pm
Website: Newport Coffee House
Ovo Frito Cafe
Beautiful layout, amazing seating arrangement, great coffee, variety of food and drinks, friendly service – Ovo Frito is a complete coffee shop. It is one of the highly rated coffee shops in Evanston with a 4.7 star rating on Google and you’re sure going to love it here. They offer online ordering if you do not want to dine in-house.
This coffee shop bags the name of the city itself. Evanston Pour is a European-styled cafe. You will find this amazing from the moment you step into the coffee shop. Their seating arrangement is beautiful. You can decide to grab a seat outside which I recommend and enjoy some light bites with coffee while you work, study, or hold your small group meeting.
Location: 528 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60202
Operational Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 7:30am to 2pm; Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30am to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 9pm
Website: Evanston Pour
Leonidas Cafe Chocolaterie
There is a shared relationship between coffee and chocolate. At Leonidas Cafe Chocolaterie that relationship is cemented and expressed beyond what words can describe. You should check out this cafe today.
Location: 1907 Central Street Evanston, Illinois 60201
Operational Hours: Sunday to Friday from 8am to 4pm; Saturday from 8am to 5pm
Phone: (847) 686-0190
Brothers K Coffeehouse
I will give it to Brothers K Coffeehouse for not only serving quality coffee but having a variety of light chops that makes the coffee drinking experience worthwhile. Their Italian-style espresso is something everyone must try. Not forgetting their sweet rolls, bagels, and pie.
Location: 500 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202
Operational Hours: Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 7pm
Phone: (847) 328-7940
Website: The Brothers K Coffeehouse
Coffee Lab Evanston
The name Coffee Lab got me wondering if they were conducting experiments on coffee beans. Coffee Lab Evanston is a unique coffee shop in Evanston. Not only do they serve specialty coffee they are an eco-friendly, not-for-profit organization. It is great to have a coffee shop that’s trying to preserve our natural environment while giving us the coffee taste we desire.
Location: 910 Noyes St, Evanston, IL 60201
Operational Hours: Monday to Friday from 7am to 3pm; Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am to 1pm
Website: COFFEE LAB EVANSTON
Dollop Coffee & The Hoosier Mama Pie Company
You can say I saved the best for the last. If you are not a baked goods or pastries kind of person, you may not like this coffee shop. But if you are like me, someone who loves coffee with just pastries and finely baked food, then welcome to Dollop Coffee & The Hoosier Mama Pie company. I don’t think I need to tell you what to order when you get there, do i?
Location: 749 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Operational Hours: Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8pm; Sunday 9am to 6pm
Which cafes In Evanston are best for studying?
Colectivo Coffee Evanston and Newport Coffee House both have a quiet and cozy atmosphere, ideal for studying.
Do coffee shops in Evanston allow pets?
Not all cafes in Evanston would allow you to bring your pet along, some might even let you bring your pet but you would have to sit at the patio area, here are some cafes in Evanston that allow pets; Cupitol Coffee & Eatery and Brothers K Coffeehouse.
Does Cupitol Coffee & Eatery have high chairs for babies?
Yes, there are a few high tables with high chairs.
The next time you’re in Evanston, try out any of these coffee shops and you’d be glad you did. Not only do these coffee shops offer quality coffee, their customer service, atmosphere, and food menu are amazing. Do you have a favorite coffee shop in Evanston that’s not here? Share your experience in the comment section.