Little Beans is a family café and an imaginative playspace for kids of all ages. Our Little Beans Playspace includes an imaginative village and age appropriate toys great for kids 0-6 years (our Evanston location includes an additional recreation based space for kids 5-12 years as well). Our café boasts a delicious assortment of coffee drinks and snacks where parents can enjoy the ambiance of our comfortable café with their tiny tots. At Little Beans, kids have the freedom to play, learn, imagine and create in our custom indoor playgrounds. Open play, camps, classes, events, parties and workshops are all offered at both Little Beans locations with fun for both kids and adults. We are truly a destination that is fun for the whole family.
City living can be cramped and stressful, especially on those cold or rainy Chicago days. Let us make the coffee and then let us do the cleanup. Gone are the days when the only option for entertaining your kids was the indoor playground at the local mall. With Little Beans in the neighborhood, you can now spontaneously stop in anytime for a cup of joe, a snack and a romp around the playground. Little Beans isn’t just another place to play, it’s a place your kids will beg you to stay.
Please note that parents must stay on the premises while the kids are in the playspace and that socks are required and will be sold at our coffee bar should you forget.
A mom of two kids and a marketing professional with 12 years of experience in sports and recreation. As a sports marketing major in college, I always knew I wanted to work in childhood recreation. I am a graduate of Indiana University and later received my MBA from Loyola. As a mom, wife and professional, I was looking for a place that would allow me to either get work done or relax guilt free while my kids can play and have fun. Solution? Little Beans. After years of working at marketing agencies, I knew it was time to follow my dreams. Little Beans Café really is a dream come true and I hope you enjoy this wonderful space for kids and parents as much as my family does.
A college graduate from DePaul University with a major in marketing and sales. I had a focus on entrepreneurship, but realized after a few years of working in the corporate world, that I would not be happy until I ran my own business. Living in Lincoln Park, I would see mothers walking around with one, two, sometimes even three small kids. What do they do when it’s cold and snowing? What about when it’s 90° and too humid to be at the park? Where do they socialize with other mothers and their kids? My sister and I came up with the perfect answer… Little Beans Café.