Best Coffee Shops
by Kallie Kouvelis in Best of McHenry County, Fans' Choice Awards, Food & Drink, Going Places, Lil Hank, Shopping
Top 5 coffee shops, ranked.
1. Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters, Crystal Lake
- Why it’s the best: “Our customers love that we roast coffee on-site. They expect exceptional coffee and craft lattes, with natural ingredients, and syrups made from scratch.”
- Best seller: The seasonal coffees and tons of bags of coffee for customers to take home and brew.
2. Daily Projects Coffee Bar & Eatery, Lake in the Hills
- Why it’s one of the best: “Coffee is the main focus of the establishment, however, we do smoothies exceptionally well and all of our food is homemade.”
- Best seller: Vanilla cold brew, which is brewed for 18 hours in cold water and then blended with milk and vanilla.
3. Ethereal Confections, Woodstock Square
- Why it’s one of the best: “We pride ourselves in using organic and locally sourced ingredients for everything we produce. We use the pour-over method for our coffees, making every individually produced coffee as flavorful as possible.”
- Best seller: The Salted Karma latte with a blend of caramel and chocolate syrups, sea salt and a shot of espresso.
4. Main Street Coffee Co., Downtown Richmond
- Why it’s one of the best: “We serve Colectivo coffee that is freshly roasted throughout the week. We also have fantastic deli sandwiches and paninis and will soon be serving house made ice cream.”
- Best seller: The lavender vanilla latte is unique and delicious.
5. Hidden Pearl Coffee, Downtown McHenry
- Why it’s one of the best: “The experience and the people that work here are what make this shop the best. We are a community shop that features great coffee and a wide variety of community events.”
- Best seller: Any of the cold brews in the summer, the Mocha, the Cortado, and lattes.
Details are subject to change at any time – always call ahead!
Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters, Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL, United States
Daily Projects Coffee Bar & Eatery, South Randall Road, Algonquin, IL, United States
Ethereal Confections, South Benton Street, Woodstock, IL, United States
Main Street Coffee
Main Street Coffee Co., Main Street, Richmond, IL, United States
Hidden Pearl Coffee, North Green Street, McHenry, IL, United States