Nestled In The Middle Of A Greenhouse, This Tiny Illinois Cafe Is An Enchanting Day Trip Destination
For many, a cafe is a quick pit-stop to fuel up on caffeine before starting your day. That said, there are plenty of
wonderfully unique cafes throughout the state of Illinois, and in the case of a place like The Greenhouse Cafe, you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t take a moment to observe the beauty of your surroundings!
The Greenhouse Cafe is located within the Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, Illinois. Southwest of Champaign, Monticello is a small town of about just 6,000 people.
Located on the grounds of the park, the café offers breakfast and lunch service in the spring, summer, and fall.
They make a variety of delicious house-made pastries like macarons, muffins, and scones. It's a great place to try a freshly made treat.
They also offer catering options for events like weddings. So if you can't make it to the café, there's still an opportunity for the café to make it to you.
If pastries sound too filling or just aren't your thing, there are plenty of other food options including healthy salads, sandwiches, and more. They also offer a variety of teas, both hot and cold.
After dining, guests are certainly welcome to explore the one-of-a-kind gardens which were built in the early 20th century. There are a variety of beautiful flowers planted throughout the property, and the nearby mansion offers tours to the public.
For updated info about operating hours and menu offerings, be sure to visit the
Greenhouse Cafe website. Their Facebook page also provides helpful information.
Have you ever eaten at the Greenhouse Cafe at Allerton Park? If so, we’d love to hear all about it in the comments below.
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515 Old Timber Rd, Monticello, IL 61856