Sunday, May 25, 2014

GePaDe Caffee, Chicago

On a windy, cold Chicago afternoon, Tim and I sought refuge for a coffee.  We stumbled upon GePaDe Caffee, which looked welcoming with its European style al fresco tables and flowers out the front (although there was no way we were going to sit there!).

It was a great find.  The staff were super friendly, and let us sit there for as long as we wanted to - and it was warm inside. 

The coffee at GePaDe was good Italian-style coffee like we are used to - I ordered a cafĂ© latte:

It tasted very good.  I also ordered a cannoli filled with ricotta and pistachio - how could I resist:

It was crunchy on the outside and smooth in the middle - yum!  An Italian man made it because he came out to ask me how it was.  Answer - super.  Tim ordered his favourite, an almond croissant, which was also deemed good. The prices were very reasonable.  GePaDe also does a roaring trade in frozen yoghurt - two Asian girls ordered huge plates of the mango version.

I was entertained during our visit by a couple sitting outside with two dogs.   I particularly remember one dog, a beagle, because he took a vehement dislike to a man who was walking by and would not stop barking until the man left.

Here are a few snaps from our city tour that morning.  I couldn't resist photographing this man and his three children, who were having marvellous fun climbing onto the back of a brass bull:

Of course, there is the iconic bean:

And don't miss a ride on the L-train - it is good fun:

GePaDe Caffe
60 E Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603
Ph: +1 312 332 2200


Kari said...

Is there anything better than a good cafe with warm indoor seating on a cold day? It certainly rates highly in my book and I think you made a good find! I like the scenery shots too.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Good to hear that you found a nice place for coffee. It can be hit and miss in some places. I wonder why the beagle was barking at the man?

Finla said...

Best thing to do in a clod day good coffee. I think it is 14 yrs ago i have been there

Kayte said...

Chicago weather can be dicey, can't it? It's not called the Windy City for no reason. I enjoyed your little outtake photos and the accompanying stories, fun...I feel like I'm on vacation with you! If only!