Fancy Plants Cafe

Hi there!

We’ve recently opened Fancy Plants Cafe at 613 W. Briar Place in the East Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago.
Feel free to give us a call at (773) 857-1588.
Come in for some Dark Matter Coffee, and an assortment of delicious pastries, savory breakfast items, and grab ‘n’ go food.

Our selection changes almost daily, but you can almost always expect savory items like our Breakfast Sandwich, Wraps, Breakfast Burritos, Bagels with Cashew Cream Cheese and Carrot Lox, and an ever changing Seasonal Soup.

Bagels with Carrot Lox
Carrot Cupcake and Apple Hand Pie

We always have some delectable sweets like Coffee Cake, Morning Glory Muffins, Scones, Cupcakes, Chocolate Chip Cookies as well!
On the weekends, our menu is even more extensive with fresh baked cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting, chocolate babka, and almost 2 dozen pastries and savory items.

We have an extensive coffee and tea menu.  We brew fresh Dark Matter Coffee, and have a Rancilio 2 group espresso machine which we use to make all of our espresso drinks.  Lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, cortados, mochas, espresso, or just a shot of fresh espresso, we have it.

We also brew several kinds of Rishi Tea, and sometimes the owner, Kevin, brings in some Puer Tea he imported from China (he’s a fan, ask if it’s available.)
We carry Rishi Chai, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Puer Classic, Ruby Oolong, Sencha Superior, and Valerian Dream.

Here’s a good sample of our menu and pricing for any given time.  Please do note that the Babka and Cinnamon Rolls are available on the weekends… as well as some other surprises!

Dark Matter Coffee Drinks

Mug (includes 1 refill) $ 3
12 oz $ 2.5 16 oz $ 3


12 oz
$ 3.5 16 oz $ 4

12 oz $ 2.5
16 oz $ 3

Red Eye

12 oz $ 3.5
16 oz  $4

One size $ 3

Double shot $ 2.5

12 oz $ 4
16 oz $ 4.5

Hot Cocoa
12 oz $ 3
16 oz
$ 3.5

Add flavor shot ¢ .25
Oak milk ¢ .75

Rishi Teas

Rishi Tea
One size $ 3

Rishi Chai
 12 oz $ 3.5
16 oz $ 4.5


Breakfast Sandwich $ 4
Just egg, chao cheese, smoked seitan bacon,
english muffin

Bagel & Cream Cheese $ 4.5
Regular Cashew Cream Cheese, or our Veggie and Herb Cream Cheese

Get it ‘loaded’ with veggies for $ 1
(veggies are tomato, cucumber, red onion, arugula, and capers)

Grab ‘N’ Go


Spanakopita Wrap $ 8
Spinach, Onion, Chickpeas, Herbs, and Almond Feta

Breakfast Burrito $ 9
Just egg, cashew cheese, seitan bacon, potato, tomato,

Served w/toasted bread $ 6


Chocolate Babka      $ 3.50         Scone $ 3

Giant Muffin $ 3.50       Assorted Cookies $ 2.50

Coffee Cake $ 2.75          Brownies                    $3

Granola Bars $3           Fruit Hand Pies             $4

Giant Cinnamon Rolls
$ 4
w/ cashew frosting

Cupcakes              $3

Feel free to contact us regarding morning and office catering as well!
We’re more than happy to deliver freshly brewed coffee and baked goods to you.

If you’re interested, you can contact us at

Hope to see you soon!

-Kevin And Team



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