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Leonidas Chocolate Cafe

) #39 of 187 Dessert in Chicago #837 of 8,334 Places to Eat in Chicago $$ - $$$ Cafe, French,
59 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2027
+1 312-929-2323
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“crepes” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, French, Belgian, European
$$ - $$$
59 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2027
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 30 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 26 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 19 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 17 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
Reviewed 18 December 2016

In addition to high quality Belgium chocolates one can enjoy coffee drinks, nice pastries and good luncheon fare in this cozy, off Michigan Avenue, shop. Weather permitting there is also attractive outdoor seating.

Thank joesChicago
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a wonderful Belgium cafe right off the magnificent mile. Leonidas was my treat chocolate from Leuven Belgium, not a cafe there just a chocolate shop. Leonidas Cafe is the best of the old world and more. Waffles and crepes are delicious. Tarts are...More

Thank TravelinPam3
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Chocolate & Banana Crepe.....excellent. Savory crepes as well. Lots of exotic chocolates & truffles to choose from...

1  Thank bunandmatt
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I discovered Leonidas 35 years ago in Belgium while on my honeymoon. Without a doubt the best and freshest chocolates in the world!! Their pralines are the best!!

1  Thank RussFuss
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 15
Cafe, French, Belgian, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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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