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Early Light Cafe

11 E State St, Geneva, IL 60134-2212
+1 630-296-6690
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  • Very good28%
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22 Jun 2018
“Early Light Cafe is so delightful. Go and enjoy a blueberry scone or a strawberry/basil smoothie! Just awesome! ”
18 Jun 2018
“Amazing outdoor cafe!!”
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11 E State St, Geneva, IL 60134-2212
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

A must are brown butter donuts! Try a sandwich on Dawns cheddar jalapeño bread! Oh My! You will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mriley525
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Great spot for breakfast all day or lunch! The baked goods are to die for👍🏼and they are gluten free.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jsgeneva65
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The service is great and fast. My daughter and I stopped in before we rented a tandem bike at Mill Creek Cyclery. The breakfast was delicious! We will definitely return. 🤗

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank 379mandyj
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Friendly service and a great place for some small refreshment or even a nice breakfast or lunch. Nice homemade fare that is reasonably price. We shared a Lemonade Pomegranate Smoothie and a turkey sandwich with some special trimmings that hit the spot on a warm...More

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank TBKathy
Reviewed 27 June 2015

My husband and I walked by and stopped in for breakfast. The service is excellent! I had an iced coffee, which was delicious. They use coffee ice cubes so that it will not dilute the flavor. They make everything from scratch and use fresh fruit,...More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank larryd6578
Reviewed 21 September 2014

When I arrived at Early Light Cafe, I was greeted by a warm, friendly welcome, just as if they knew me. Ordered the The 10 Speed & The Bruce Almighty Sandwiches with the Protein Shake & Mango Smoothie. The Protein Shake was very delicious! After...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank AviatorMat
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Definitely stop in for a casual breakfast or lunch outside. Friendly staff and delicious food! Great for families too, and bring your dog for homemade treats

Date of visit: August 2013
Thank Jan R
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 12
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 E State St, Geneva, IL 60134-2212
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 630-296-6690
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Our outdoor seating only seasonal café, (weather dependant April-October)sits adjacent to the beautiful Fox River Trail in historic downtown Geneva, IL. We are located at the intersection of State Street (Rte. 38) and Route 25 (Bennett Street) attached to Mill Race Cyclery. We provide a unique assortment of breakfast and lunch, gluten free handmade treats, ice cream novelties, and a plethora of cold drinks to quench even the biggest thirst. Keeping up with the cycling theme, you'll find some cleverly named items like the Ten Speed and the Morning Ride. We hope neighbors, cyclists, runners, walkers and tourists will find the Early Light Café a welcome destination to refuel, tuneup and meet up with old friends or make new ones. We serve breakfast and lunch all day. Our most popular item would probably be our build your own egg sandwich or what we call "the morning ride". It comes with an egg, cheese and choice of bread but most popular is egg,cheddar cheese bacon, oven roasted tomatoes, avocado, on our homemade, gluten free cheddar Jalapeño bread. I make daily gluten free baked goods like cinnamon roll coffee cake, the very popular gooey butter cake, scones, muffins and coffee cakes. We serve locally roasted coffee from FreshGround Roasting in traditional drip and cold brew coffee with our signature coffee ice cubes. We have 100% fresh fruit smoothies, protein shakes and delicious ice cream drinks and treats.
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