Northwestern's Café Coralie reopened its doors fall quarter after temporarily closing in 2019. The on campus outpost of the original Davis Street Patisserie Coralie can be found on the second floor of Pancoe Life Sciences Pavilion.

Caroline Labow

Along with the typical drink menu, the café features an array of food options including pastries, quiches and sandwiches. Natural light streams into the large seating area next to Café Coralie, an idyllic place to socialize with friends or catch up on homework. We visited Café Coralie to explore what the returning location has to offer. 


The iced chai latte serves up all the flavors of fall. With a stronger chai taste than its Starbucks competitor, the Café Coralie version highlights notes of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg while maintaining the desired creaminess of a tea latte.

Caroline Labow

The lavender oat milk latte is a fan favorite. A difficult flavor to master, Café Coralie executes the lavender without overpowering sweetness or strength. The floral notes compliment the smooth espresso and add levity to the creamy oat milk. Together they make for a decadent sip.


Café Coralie’s traditional French-style pastries are handmade daily, thus the quality is undeniable. The chocolate almond croissant exemplifies picture-perfect flakiness. The balance between the sweet chocolate inside and the savory almonds create a melt-in-your-mouth experience.

The banana nut muffin is both buttery and crumbly, accented by a sugary top. A pro tip: heat up your pastries before digging in to enjoy their intended texture and flavor!

Caroline Labow

The Takeaway:

Though worth the trip for all, North campus students especially should head to Café Coralie for their next study break. The location is a wonderful alternative to Brewbike and Starbucks, which can be a hike on top of busy schedules. 

Thanks to Dining Dollars, the on campus café is an affordable alternative to their pricier downtown location with the same high quality experience. For those on the go or looking for a hidden gem, Café Coralie is sure to be magnifique