Little Reviews: Somethings Brewing {Grayslake}

Spring has sprung. And it’s a great time of year to head to downtown Grayslake to Somethings Brewing for a cup of coffee. But once you open that door, please realize you will return. Soon after.

See all those blackboards in the picture above? Those are menu items. You obviously won’t be able to tackle them all in one visit. And I don’t even have space to tell you about everything. But here are some options that sound and look fabulous.

What a great way to start your day. First, the selection of coffee at Somethings Brewing is great. I’m always on the lookout for ones that sound more like ice cream flavors than cups of caffeine. Ones that caught my eye: Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Tuxedo Mocha, and Maui Latte (coconut, pineapple, almond, whipped cream, and toasted coconut). Hardy breakfast choices include omelets, paninis, and French toast—all served with seasoned or sweet tater babies. They also have pastries: French apple cheese muffins, bagels, cinnamon buns, and Brew Bombs.

So many choices…wraps, salads (spicy muffuletta, pasta caprice, Greek…), soups, burgers, subs, and labrettis: a mini pizza dough sandwich (such as bruschetta, chicken, or turkey guacamole). You will also find vegetarian and gluten-free options. Many items can be made to order. They have a big selection of appetizers and sides as well. Popular ones include bagel chips and spinach dip and their casey bread: flatbread with garlic butter and mozzarella cheese.

I probably could just post the word chocolate here and have done my job; however, they have chocolates and more: big cookies, rice cereal treats (cinnamon, caramel, and s’more), turtle brownies, and cannoli. Coffee makes a good dessert as well.

Bringing the kids with you? I think you’ll be fine. Somethings Brewing offers hot chocolate, frozen hot chocolate, and steamers. In addition to all of the other yummy items, they have a PB cup panini (melted chocolate chips with freshly ground peanut butter) and monster cookies. Since they have cookies, wi-fi, high chairs, and a bathroom, you can actually relax and take a breath.

Gift Items
Somethings Brewing also sells many gift items: local honey, locally-roasted coffee, greeting cards, candy, and gourmet popcorn. So feel free to browse while you wait for your brew.

I love this coffee house. It’s easy to find parking and there are lots of tables to sit with friends, kids, a computer, or (should you dare) a book.

Did I forget to mention your favorite coffee flavor or menu item at Somethings Brewing? Tell us in the comments.

Somethings Brewing
Downtown – 82 Center St., Grayslake, IL 60030 | (847) 543-8600
Washington Square – 1126 E. Washington St., Grayslake, IL 60030 | (847) 543-1600
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Natalie is the mom of two humans and one nonhuman. She is the author of more than forty books and resources for kids, was a teacher and a museum educator, and will always be a Lake County native. Natalie enjoys insects, sled dog racing (observing!), crafting/experimenting with her kids, and forming a world safe from peanuts. Find out more about her and her books at

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