08/19/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I stumbled across this cafe one night when the Cheesecake Factory (next door) had a ridiculous wait. Was I glad or what! I couldn't believe it when I walked in.. it was as if someone had cut it out of Europe and stuck it in Chicago. The desserts are so authentic and delicious.. I was truly amazed. Plus they serve the best coffee -- Lavazza! The prices are very reasonable considering Starbucks will charge you over $2 for an espresso that doesn't taste nearly as good as the ones here (and this is coming from a daily Starbucks customer). They also serve gelato which is out of this world. They have about 11 flavors, all of which are equally tasty. I haven't tried out the restaurant they have in the back yet, but maybe one day I will get a chance. Part of this place also doubles as a store where they sell various european sweets and crackers and such. Bottom line, I LOVE this place!