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Roasts of the Town

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McHenry County is quickly becoming the perkiest place this side of the Fox River.

McHenry County’s artisan coffee shops are serving up more than your average joe:

  • Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters, Crystal Lake – Drive-thru and sit-down shop serving coffee from the world’s best small-plot and cooperative farms, plus a large cafe menu.
  • Daily Projects Coffee Bar & Eatery, Algonquin – Hot and cold coffee, as well as loose leaf tea, smoothies, homemade pastries, sandwiches and more.
  • Ethereal Confections, Woodstock Square – Storefront and bar with a large cafe menu, plus handmade chocolate, as well as tea, wine, beer, ciders, etc.
  • Firehouse Depot, Harvard – Serving Colectivo Coffee, plus teas and chocolates in Harvard’s original 1889 engine house.
  • Grounds Coffee Bar, downtown Crystal Lake – Full espresso bar that also brews and bottles its own cold-brew iced coffee, plus pastries, oatmeal, etc.
  • Hidden Pearl Cafe, downtown McHenry – Coffee shop and inspired by Germany’s famous Hagen Kaffee Haus with a focus on non-GMO, organic and locally sourced goods.
  • JC’s Cafe, downtown Cary – Premium panini, Belgian waffles and cappuccinos.
  • Main Street Coffee Co., downtown Richmond – Colectivo coffee, sandwiches and salads, smoothies, Cedar Crest ice cream, pastries and many other local, handmade items.
  • Raue Center, downtown Crystal Lake – Newly renovated theater lobby cafe open 8 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday, organic coffee, free wi-fi and more.
  • The General Store, Greenwood – A 1894 general store serving coffee cretions and fresh food from local favorites like the Sugar Circle, Riverside Bakery, Half Times Pizza, and Boar’s Head deli meat and cheese.


Conscious Cup
Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters, Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL, United States
Daily Projects
Daily Projects Coffee Bar & Eatery, South Randall Road, Algonquin, IL, United States
Ethereal Confections, South Benton Street, Woodstock, IL, United States
Firehouse Depot
Firehouse Depot, West Front Street, Harvard, IL, United States
Grounds Coffee Bar, Railroad Street, Crystal Lake, IL, United States
Hidden Pearl
Hidden Pearl Coffee, North Green Street, McHenry, IL, United States
JC's Cafe
JC's Cafe, Cary, IL, United States
Main Street Coffee Co.
Main Street Coffee Co., North Main Street, Richmond, IL, United States
The General Store
4409 Greenwood Road, Woodstock, IL, United States
Raue Center
Raue Center For The Arts, North Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL, United States

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