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Leonidas Chocolate Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, French,
59 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2027
+1 312-929-2323
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, French, Belgian, European
$$ - $$$
59 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2027
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Leonidas Chocolate Cafe
1. Fresh Belgian Chocolates
"I discovered Leonidas 35 years ago in Belgium while on my honeymoon."
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2. French Breakfast
"This is a wonderful Belgium cafe right off the magnificent mile."
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3. European flair - Illy espresso
"they serve a great coffee and hot chocolate also"
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

I used to love coming here for a cocoa and chocolate but these past few months have not been stellar. For over four years I'd pop in and come here for cocoa and pleasing conversation but unfortunately this place is constantly hiring new people so...More

Thank butterflyshadows
Reviewed 29 August 2018

There are moments in the day, when you Need a cup of good coffee and something next to it, small and sweet or maybe not very small, but sweet. It was exactly that moment when we're desperately passing many cafes offering late breakfasts or plentiful...More

Thank Velomaniac
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Leonidas Cafe serves the most wonderful hot chocolate; it is made from chocolate not cocoa powder. I love the Mexican Hot Chocolate in particular; there's nothing like it when there is chilly weather. They serve Sweet Crêpes and Savory Crêpes, Belgian Waffles, Ice Cream Desserts,...More

Thank Terence F
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I always stop here for a quick fine cup of coffee and chocolates. Their macchiato is especially foamy and delicious.

Thank Rolf A
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Stopped in here to get cold drinks whilst sight seeing in Chicago-great staff-helped us make selections-lovely lemonade, smoothies and iced coffee.

Thank Jack_and_Nunu
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Having been to Leonidas in Belgium, when I saw the shop in Chicago, I just had to go. Leonidas' signature confections are available, and, while delicious, just aren't as fresh as they are in Belgium--the price is a lot higher, too. But, that is all...More

1  Thank Lorelei B
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I stopped by Leonidas after searching online for great coffee shops during my recent visit to Chicago again. It happened to be pouring down raining that afternoon so I went in to get a warm drink; vanilla cappuccino and a chocolate eclair, the cappuccino was...More

Thank SonjiaA
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Having lived in Europe for a few year, we have been spoiled with European (especially French) pastries and have been trying to find a good European bakery in Chicago. We found Leonidas Chocolate Cafe on TA and was looking forward to trying their Belgian chocolate...More

Thank pingaroo
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I was staying at a hotel about a mile away and stumbled on Leonidas on a long walk along Michigan Avenue and on my way to a restaurant that I had found nearby. This is not a cheap shop. Expect to pay artisan prices, but...More

Thank Paul8777
Reviewed 25 January 2017

stopped by on our way back to the hotel and we couldn't help ourselves with the different types of chocolates they had. We bought some as souvenirs but also for snacks back at the room. They serve coffee and hot chocolate too. delish!

Thank girlvoice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Cafe, French, Belgian, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2027
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-929-2323
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This European-style cafe features Leonidas gourmet chocolates, chocolate fondue, hot chocolate, espresso, tea, croissants baked daily, gelato and other french pastries. You might recognize the name Leonidas - their premium chocolates are sold at over 1,400 locations worldwide, imported directly to this store from Brussels every two weeks.Looking for a place to enjoy a warm summer night? Come sip iced lattes, teas or smoothies and taste our delicious gelato on the Parisian-themed outdoor terrace.
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