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Truly Great Coffee

The Blue Box Cafe proudly partners with multiple Chicago award winning roasters, including Metropolis Coffee Company and Halfwit Coffee Roasters, to bring Elgin the best in locally sourced coffee.

While our espresso is stand alone, we proudly use Monin and 1883 syrups and sauces to accent your coffee in both basic and unique combinations.

Whether it is a cup of our signature blend of drip coffee, a perfectly crafted Latte or one of our Specialty Coffee Creations, our friendly baristas will make a coffee that will satisfy your tastes.

Don't see what you want?  The Blue Box Cafe can create a custom Latte for you!

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Savory Sandwiches, Soups, Salads & Sweets

The Owners are foodies.  That's really all you need to know. But don't take our word for it- ask over 5 years of guests, fans and followers.

We have sourced the freshest and highest quality ingredients, always locally when possible:

Boar's Head Meats and Cheeses,

Highland Bakery breads delivered daily,

Fresh Salads and Hot Soups,

Pastries, Muffins and Breakfast Sandwiches to go with your personally crafted espresso drinks.

We have recently partnered with Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company out of Madison, Wisconsin.   Their over 45 years of experience enables us to provide you their award winning Ice Cream in a variety of flavors! 

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Supporting the 
Nerd Culture

The Blue Box Cafe is the very first Doctor Who dedicated café in North America! We not only support  50+ years of Who, but we embrace all geeky culture and regularly host events promoting various fandoms.

The Blue Box Cafe is also a supporter of a range of creative artists in the greater Chicagoland area, including live theatre, improvisational comedy, cutting-edge podcasting, and mini comic book conventions.  We are currently featuring the audience-interactive Improvised Dungeons and Dragons show, a women-in-literature bio series- "Lit Ladies," and monthly theater workshops presented by Goodly Creatures Theatre.  Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date events!