Lake County Chowdown Showdown: Coffee

Where is the best place to get a good cup of Coffee in northern Lake County?

It’s time for this week's Chowdown Showdown! This reader-driven restaurant review on Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch, Grayslake Patch and Libertyville Patch helps find great local delicacies.

This week, we are on the hunt for the best place to get a cup of Coffee in northern Lake County.

It’s simple to vote on your favorite spot: All you need to do is sign into our site and then comment below with your vote. Feel free to elaborate on why your choice serves the best cup of Joe.

First Round

You have until 5 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 22) to let us know your favorite. Casting your vote is easy. Tell us in the Comments section of this article, post on Facebook at Grayslake Patch page, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch page, or the Libertyville Patch page — or send us a message on Twitter — @GrayslakePatch, @LakeForestPatch, or @LvillePatch.


On Wednesday morning (Nov. 23), we will post the top three finalists — as determined by your comment votes in this article, on Facebook and on Twitter — in a poll. And it will be time to vote again: this time to crown the weekly Chowdown Showdown champion.


Voting will continue through 5 p.m. Friday (Nov. 25). We will post the Showdown winner first thing Saturday morning (Nov. 26).

Remember, it all depends upon your votes.

So Patch readers, tell us, where is the BEST place in northern Lake County to get a cup of Coffee?

Mary Banks November 23, 2011 at 02:58 AM
I vote for Something's Brewing in Grayslake. Not only is the coffee great but the sandwich wraps are the best I have ever had.
Marcia Watts Sagendorph November 23, 2011 at 03:23 AM
7 more votes for Something's Brewing on the Grayslake Bacebook page.
paula November 23, 2011 at 02:43 PM
I work at somethings brewing but I would never vote for it merely for that reason. I know it's past the cutoff but I still want to get my two beans it... sb is not the first coffee shop I worked at, and before I was an employee I was a customer. I applied for a job because the products we have are ones I wanted to stad behind. The drinks are delicious and each is made with care. Our beans are roasted locally and delivered to us on the day of the roast. All of us at the store take great care in rotating beans meaning everything is fresh and tastes awesome. When I make a latte I always steam the milk with great care so it comes out creamy with a perfect amount of foam at the top. I work mornings so a lot start out the day with a drink I make, so I try my best because I want to start their day right. Our customers are lovely because grayslake is a tight nit community. I love my job and I love our java.
Bob Olsen November 24, 2011 at 04:29 AM
Something's Brewing gets my vote!
Olga Scholz November 24, 2011 at 01:44 PM
Something Brewing is the only coffee shop I go to in Lake County. They get my vote.


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