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Cocoa Bean

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11 South 7th Street, Geneva, IL
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7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best handcrafted chocolate desserts & cakes

Everything made from scratch, what this chef does with chocolate makes you wonder! Fresh minis or larger cakes for birthdays you can't go wrong, nice little breakfast and lunch spot. Made a wonderful cake for my wifes 50th bday party!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Bryan F
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Everything made from scratch, what this chef does with chocolate makes you wonder! Fresh minis or larger cakes for birthdays you can't go wrong, nice little breakfast and lunch spot. Made a wonderful cake for my wifes 50th bday party!

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Hanover Park, Illinois
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This bakery is great! Their almond croissants are out of this world! Haven't even ventured into their cakes yet.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I can't over-state how gorgeous, colorful and decadent the tarts and mini cakes are! If you stop by and look at the display case, you will know what I mean; beautiful! So, my husband surprised me on my birthday with a sampling of each tart and a few mini cakes. Each one was fantastic, fresh and wonderful. I just can't... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been to the Cocoa Bean twice and both times indulged in their croissants. So in all honesty, I can't speak for how their other beautiful pastries taste. At the Cocoa Bean, I've found the best croissant outside of Switzerland where I savored THE croissant against which all others will forever be compared. The Cocoa Bean croissant is comparable to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I decided to check out the Coco Bean in Geneva for our daughter's 1st birthday cake. We stopped in and bought a few of their mini cakes (delicious) to help us decide. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly and walked through their cakes with me. We decided on a small "smash cake" for our daughter (white/... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

I'm proud to say I was there when Cocoa Bean opened their doors,and I've walked into their shop MANY times since. This is my go-to place if I want to impress. I bring their mini cakes to parties, almond croissant to office for breakfast, cookies and French macaroons as hostess gifts and I always get the same reply...Where did you... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Nowadays, it's not too hard to find French style baked goods such as croissants, pain au chocolat, macarons, fruit tarts and creme brulee here in the U.S. You can even find croissants in American grocery stores. But, in most cases, what's styled French pastries here are pale imitations of the real thing. Cocoa Bean is about the best place I've... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Stopped in here for a lite breakfast and we were not disappointed. The pastry chef is a real artist and knows his or her craft well. Each piece in the pastry case was perfect in appearance. Tiny little Rembrants waiting to be enjoyed. Could not sample it all...but what we did was quite tasty.

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Carol Stream, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My son is getting married but lives in Utah so is coming back to the chicago area for another reception. My husband and I are getting our cake from the Cocoa Bean because it comes with the package from Cantigny. We went for the tasting and OMG SOOOO GOOD! Honestly THE BEST wedding cake I have ever had, hands down.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This place makes stunning desserts - not your normal cookie-brownie fare like grandma makes. These are decadent and a work of art. Go here to buy a stunning array of goodies for your next women's tea. Coffee is good. They have a few tables for sitting and enjoying a cup of coffee and something to eat, but it is nothing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 South 7th Street, Geneva, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?