ROGERS PARK — Ready for what might be the best scone of your life?
Because ArrivaDolce — a new coffee shop, bakery and lunch joint set to open by June — promises to deliver.
"We've got the best scones you've probably ever had in your life," said owner Amy Touchette from ArrivaDolce's original Highland Park location. "We're trying to get things up and running so we can open our doors as soon as possible."
The independent coffee shop will feature plenty of homemade baked goods like scones, muffins, and banana and pumpkin breads, plus soups and sandwiches for lunch.
Staples like gelato, coffee, espresso and fresh-roasted coffee beans from around the world for purchase will be available all day.
Touchette said she and business partner Jill Gross, who will manage the Rogers Park location, decided to "branch out" into the city after finding the space at the former Café Descartes at 6451 N. Sheridan Road become available.
Part of Loyola University's Granada Center retail and housing complex, ArrivaDolce is going through remodeling but should be open by late May or early June, Touchette said.
Around the same time, Clarke's Diner, a 24-hour eatery and coffee shop, will be opening in the same complex at 6431 N. Sheridan Road.
It was Loyola and its proximity to the Red Line that Touchette said made the deal for her and Gross.
"It's a great location; it seems to us like it's just a very up-and-coming area," she said. "There are lot of new businesses and developments right in that area — and students like to drink a lot of coffee."
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