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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
Closed now
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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, Takeout

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Simply Wonderful

Cakes, coffee, pastry, you will leave happier and thankful places like this exist. European patisserie excellence within 10 minutes of home. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
Zia K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Cakes, coffee, pastry, you will leave happier and thankful places like this exist. European patisserie excellence within 10 minutes of home. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Thank Zia K
Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Small bakery with outstanding pastries and coffee. Leave your calorie counter at home! Friendly staff. Hometown feel. We will be back!

Thank Linda1117
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The place is small and gets crowded fast, but it is definitely worth a stop! Everything they have is excellent. I order birthday cakes from this place all the times and people are always impressed with the taste and the decorations. When I have friends over or I want to serve a nice dessert, I always stop by here and... More 

Thank monica1978
Chicago, Illinois
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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!

Thank Bryan F
Hanover Park, Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank janettekamedula
Chicago, Illinois
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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 

Thank JoJo S
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 

Thank stefanofranco
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 

Thank PBLCs
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 South 7th Street, Geneva, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?