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“Early Light Cafe is so delightful. Go and enjoy a blueberry scone or a strawberry/basil smoothie! Just awesome! ”
Review of Early Light Cafe

Early Light Cafe
Ranked #66 of 155 Restaurants in Geneva
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 12
Description: 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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Description: 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.
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!

Thank mriley525
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank jsgeneva65
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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.

Thank Mandy J
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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 day and a bike ride. No inside seating. Watch for soup to appear as the weather cools. That's the scoop I got from the owner. Check it out. It's hidden in the outside corner of Mill Race Cyclery.

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Thank TBKathy
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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, etc. I had a bagel and my husband had a breakfast burrito. His was made with very fresh ingredients and everything was delicious. A definite must! They have coffees, espresso drinks, smoothies and sandwiches.

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Thank larryd6578
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