As you make your way through McHenry County you will find a breadth of small businesses that are thriving! One of the largest categories of small businesses in the county are coffee shops! Here are a few in different areas of the county where you can get the best cup of joe!



Aroma Coffee & Wine
77 E. Woodstock St. | Crystal Lake

Aroma Coffee & Wine opened their doors inside a remodeled historic auto mechanic shop in downtown Crystal Lake in 2019. Cozy up in their charming cafe and enjoy handcrafted espresso beverages or unwind with a glass of wine. Their menu also features a variety of breakfast and lunch options as well as small plates for sharing. 

Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters (Crystal Lake)
5005 Northwest Highway | Crystal Lake

Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters (Cary)
77 W. Main St. | Cary

Consciously crafted, ethically sourced. Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters opened in 2006, in a small cafe and drive-thru in Crystal Lake. They jumped into the coffee industry head first. They knew that they wanted to find, roast and sell the best cofees they could get their hands on. They take pride in sourcing the absolute best coffees they can, and getting to know the producers and even travel to meet them.

Daily Projects
124 S. Randall Road | Algonquin

What started out as a motto, was soon transformed into the very familiar staple in much of Algonquin's morning, afternoon or evening routine. The name "Daily Projects" is based on the philosophy that we should all seek out personal growth on a daily basis. A philosophy which has been intentionally persued by the founders of the Algonquin cafe. 

Ethereal Confections
140 Cass St. | Woodstock

Not only does Ethereal Confections create bean to bar chocolates, but they also source really great herbal and caffinated teas. Their coffee beans come from Conscious Cup. They blend and brew everything into something new and exceptional. Stop by and enojoy lattes, hot chocolates, pour over coffee, nitro brews and a wide variety of seasonal specialties. 

Grounds Coffee Bar
89 N. Williams St. | Crystal Lake

Grounds Coffee Bar is a modern and chill coffee shop offering all the cool things in life. Fresh roasted coffee, hand crafted food and free smiles with every purchase. Support your local caffine dealer!

Hidden Pearl Coffee
1208 N. Green St. | McHenry

In February of 2014 Hidden Pearl Cafe originally opened its doors. It was a community staple to the McHenry Area and hosted events for all. Unfortunatley due to business challenges they closed their doors. But to many locals delight, The Hidden Pearl reopened in 2020 and features a coffee shop, small event space, breakfast and lunch menu and live music.  

Richmond Cafe
10321 N. Main St. | Richmond

The Richmond Cafe is a quaint and trendy coffee shop located in a beautiful historic building on Main Street in downtown Richmond. Enjoy specialitie coffees, breakfast and lunch and a great setting for coffee with a friend.