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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“crepes” (8 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, French, Belgian, European
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59 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2027
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Reviewed 10 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 27 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 6 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 29 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
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a tiny little shop but if you like Belgium (good) chocolate then it's worth a visit for breakfast, afternoon snack, or dessert. I'm partial to the strawberry dark chocolate crepe but have loved everything I've tried. They also have a nice selection of...More

Thank Angela F
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We are a family of "amateur chocolatiers"-so we have learned a lot about chocolate. Leonidas is the REAL DEAL when it comes to chocolate! You want a "tasting experience"? Grab a chair and buy a variety of pieces of the finest Belgian chocolate and enjoy...More

Thank Gary B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Cafe, French, Belgian, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2027
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • 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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