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Cocoa Bean

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11 S 7th St, Geneva, IL 60134-2113
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before having one at the Cocoa Bean, I had never tried a Kouign Amann (kween a – MAHN). Now, I can't get enough!! Its like a cross between a croissant and a doughtnut and a funnel cake (but mostly a croissant) and its got hardened caramelized sugar on top and it is basically perfection! Crunchy from the sugar, crisp like... More 

Thank Lindsay C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This is the go-to place for anyone hosting a party, there is no one has good as this place! Besides their gorgeous and delicious cakes ( you can special order too). they have the most tantalizing mini pastries, so you can make a selection. There are a few savory items as well, and you can't beat their onion tart. They... More 

Thank strafals
Chicago, Illinois
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165 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dessert on a Thursday afternoon. The display case was filled with small pastries that had amazing decorative detail. We ordered six different tiny treats from a bite sized éclair to a mini tart. They were ALL wonderful. We will definitely return!

Thank PMath5516
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I was hosting a baby shower so my husband and I sampled croissants and breads from several bakeries in Geneva. The Cocoa Bean won! I served croissants, almond croissants, mini blueberry breads and assorted specialty breads at the shower. EVERYONE loved the selection! The almond croissants were loved by all!! We also ordered some veggie quiches for the vegetarians attending... More 

Thank Elsie G
Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Cocoa Bean has the best croissants in the entire Chicagoland area! Their delightfully decorated small cakes and pastries DO taste as good as they look. These guys know what they are doing; you will not be disappointed.

Thank Hortonwhoness
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 S 7th St, Geneva, IL 60134-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?