MyBAB Local Spots for Coffee Dates

There’s something about coffee shops that are so inviting – the smell, the ambiance, the coffee itself – they’re great spots for coffee dates whether it’s with a girl friend or your spouse.

McHenry County has some charming local coffee shops that we wanted to share our top five places to grab a cup of java over good conversation.

Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters ~ Crystal Lake

“Thoughtfully sourced coffee grown by farmers committed to quality, sustainability and community” is a big part of what we love about Conscious Cup. The cafe is spacious, you’ll see people working over coffee or sitting in a comfy chair catching up with a friend. {Bonus: the drive-thru window for when you’re on the go but need to refuel}

Grounds Coffee Bar ~ Crystal Lake 

Also located in downtown Crystal Lake, at the train tracks and connected to Reclaimed {love to browse in there!} you’ll find a quaint coffee bar with Wen’s husband’s favorite cold brew. Serving up oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches this coffee shop is a commuters favorite.

Taste of Benedicts ~ Crystal Lake

Located in downtown Crystal Lake, and a compliment to Benedict’s La Strata {a brunch favorite!} it’s the perfect spot to meet before shopping or after Pilates. Aside from coffee you can also pick up a bite to eat {pastries, sandwiches & salads} before heading into the office.

Daily Projects Coffee Bar & Eatery ~ Algonquin

If you haven’t stopped into Daily Projects yet, make a point to soon! They use a semi-automatic espresso machine and high end grinders that shows in the taste of the coffee. Also available is loose leaf tea, smoothies, and delicious sandwiches. Open late and off Randall Rd, makes this a perfect spot for a night cap to end a date.

Ethereal Confections ~ Woodstock 

Coffee and chocolates! Situated on the historic Woodstock Square and allergy, gluten-free, and vegan friendly, you’ll find something you love while you warm up. Ethereal Confections has events such as beer and chocolates or wine and chocolates that are perfect for a date night!

Photo Credits: Facebook or Website from the business.