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New! Cacao Juice

We are now carrying cacao juice from Repurposed Pod! Made from the sweet fruit in the pod, it doesn't taste like chocolate, but it's perfectly sweet and naturally refreshing! Come in and try some today, straight up or in our new cacao juice mimosa made with champagne, cacao juice, and elderflower liqueur!

You're Turning Violet, Violet Mocha

A little while ago we asked everyone what their favorite thing to get in the cafe was. A few comments particularly caught our eye, like from Tim King, who suggested we create a drink inspired by our You're Turning Violet, Violet Truffle. We thought, yes!! Why didn't we think of that?? So, say hello to the You're Turning Violet, Violet Mocha. We love it and know you will too!

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Spring Menu

It may not feel like Spring outside, but it does here in the cafe. Our Spring menu is here! This is our Triple Berry Cake, a citrus and vanilla olive oil cake topped with fresh triple berry compote. Come in soon to see what's new!

Max Happy Coffee

We are now offering pour overs, bags of beans and drip coffee on the weekends using Max Happy Coffee - Coffee With a Cause. It is delicious AND proceeds go towards the prevention of suicide and substance abuse. Made by Warp Corps, a local organization and prevention center that engages youth in positive, organic self expression, health and leadership to protect their futures and keep our community safe. Nourish your body, nourish your soul!

CBD Oil - Now Available!

CBD Oil, now available in the cafe! You can add it to any drink, smoothie, soup or oatmeal.


Cannabidiol is found in the flowers of the hemp plant; it does not produce a "high" and has been said to have many health benefits, including anxiety reduction and pain relief. CBD is legal in the state of Illinois. If you have any concerns about the effects of CBD we strongly suggest contacting your physician before use. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The Final Straw

At the heart of our business, we want to make a difference. Within our community, globally, and environmentally, we put our money where our values are. And every little bit helps. Recently we made the switch to paper straws for all of our cold drinks. Americans throw away 500 million plastic straws a day, enough to circle the earth twice. One day! It is a huge problem facing our environment. Not only that, but we now offer reusable straws for sale, only 50¢ each. Every time you bring one in we'll give you 10¢ off your cold beverage. That's some sweet savings!


We are also offering some sweet savings! The cafe has reusable straws for sale, only 50¢ each. Every time you bring one in we'll give you 10¢ off your cold beverage. Save money while you save the planet!