Thursday, December 13, 2018

Patisserie Coralie in Evanston for Tea and Treats

Patisserie Coralie in Evanston, Illinois is the spot for French pastries and a spot of tea or coffee

Patisserie Coralie in Evanston, Illinois is the spot for French pastries and a spot of tea or coffee

Tea and pastries at Patisserie Coralie in Evanston, Illinois -- can we say perfect winter day joy! When things start getting chilly around here in the Chicago area, I head for places where I can get tea or coffee. Pastries and chocolates are always a great bonus! Last weekend, I visited Patisserie Coralie in Evanston for the first time. The adorable French patisserie was very busy and it was easy to see why! Patisserie Coralie has every pastry you can think of including croissants, macarons, tarts, meringues, madeleines, eclairs, viennoiseries, truffles and more.


Heavenly Chocolate Almond Croissant at Patisserie Coralie in Evanston, Illinois
Heavenly Chocolate Almond Croissant
I, of course, could not resist the Chocolate Almond Croissant. Flaky, buttery, chocolaty goodness! When I say flaky, I mean the perfect kind of flaky. While I wanted to split the croissant with my husband -- I really did -- I did end up eating most of it. Delicious!

Pot of loose leaf green tea at Patisserie Coralie in Evanston, Illinois
Pot of loose leaf green tea
Patisserie Coralie also has loose leaf tea (HEAVEN!), coffee concoctions, hot cocoa and more. I loved that patrons could smell the tea before choosing. I went with a green. The tea with a nice little pot and tea cup. LOVE!


My daughter chose to indulge in a Chocolate Bomb. Doesn't it look too pretty to eat? The Chocolate Bomb was such a delicious and artful creation. I can just imagine the wows from guests if I were to serve this at a party!

Macaron, macarons and more macarons!
I was actually surprised my daughter chose the Chocolate Bomb because she loves macarons and Patisserie Coralie has the largest selection in the area! While we were enjoying our treats, a crepe making area was being set up. Currently, Patisserie Coralie has a crepe station on Sundays from 2PM-5PM. Additionally, they have a tea service that you must reserve 24 hours in advance. If you are looking for savories, they have some sandwiches and quiches. Patisserie Coralie is a worthy excursion especially when you are out adventuring this winter!

Tips:

  • Patisserie Coralie is family-owned. We overall found the location to be warm and friendly with personal touches.
  • Coralie Coffee is their own roast and roasted locally in Evanston.
  • Cafe Coralie in Evanston is a sister location.
  • Patisserie Coralie is wonderful to sit in decked with beautiful chandeliers and a lightly sophisticated atmosphere. However, there were quite a few patrons there camped on computers. So, I would be prepared to take and go in case there isn't seating.
**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Patisserie Coralie in Evanston, Illinois is the spot for French pastries and a spot of tea or coffee

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