Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm

Saturday and Sunday 9am – 6pm

Our Promise

Thanks for stopping at Sipping Turtle Cafe. We’re in Avondale and we love to be a small part of your daily life. Our goal is to serve you, provide a friendly service and hope to make you smile. Besides being nice, we strive to please you with our food and drinks, from roasted coffee beans by Pilsen’s own Stivers Coffee to tea sourced from all corners of the earth, freshly toasted sandwiches and bakery from our local partners. We promise to work hard, be our happy self and serve our best but if we come across less than what you expected, please accept our apology and we will do better next time. Hope to see you soon.


Customer Reviews

  • Jennifer Garcia Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jennifer G.
    9/08/2021 - Google

    Very fun staff and delicious food

    Eve A Rosiquez Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Eve A.
    9/05/2021 - Facebook

    Such a great hidden gem. The service and food was perfect.

    Jennifer Hill Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jennifer H.
    9/04/2021 - Google

    Cute, fun and cozy. And the coffee and food are delicious.

  • Romy Connor Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Romy C.
    9/03/2021 - Google

    Very good bagel sandwich..staff works hard-and very friendly!-Came at lunch time..they were don't expect it to be super fast!..will be back

    Jerry Virgo Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jerry V.
    9/01/2021 - Google

    Really cool atmosphere and the Kolaches are delicious!

    Talha Mirza Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Talha M.
    8/27/2021 - Google

    Yummy! Family owned and delicious! Fresh boba and good prices

  • Talha M. Avatar
    5 star rating
    5 out of 5 stars
    Talha M.
    8/26/2021 - Yelp

    Yummy! Family owned and delicious! Fresh boba and good prices!!! This place has punch cards!! Go to for bubble tea

    Heather Antti Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Heather A.
    8/20/2021 - Google

    Delicious Thai bubble tea.

    Kylie M. Avatar
    5 star rating
    5 out of 5 stars
    Kylie M.
    8/19/2021 - Yelp

    My favorite local coffee shop!!! Friendly, delicious, and laid back atmosphere! My go-to work location.

  • Mateo Pasquel Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Mateo P.
    7/30/2021 - Google

    Excellent service and food

    Brenda Chirinos Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Brenda C.
    7/27/2021 - Google

    Delicious milk tea and their food is pretty good too!

    Luis Galvan Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Luis G.
    7/27/2021 - Google

    It's a lovely place!

  • Rick Morgan Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Rick M.
    7/27/2021 - Google

    Very cozy place, I love it. Employees are super friendly. Food was amazing

    G Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    7/27/2021 - Google

    Really cool place, owner is the man, the bubble teas are a must get

    Vaughn “Sonic Vaughn” Swanson Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Vaughn “.
    7/27/2021 - Google

    Kind and courteous staff, delicious coffee.

  • Joel Garcia Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Joel G.
    7/02/2021 - Facebook

    great service I had the great privilege to meet the owner

    Wendy Boly Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Wendy B.
    6/27/2021 - Google

    Best green tea with lychee I have ever had. Perfect balance of tea and fruit...not sweet but fruit flavor notes.

    Ivette Hernandez Avatar
    5 out of 5 stars
    Ivette H.
    6/27/2021 - Google

    U have to try this place. Me and my daughter went a few days ago and loved it. I had a bagel with egg and Bacon and a cinnamon coffee. I'm picky about coffee and I loved it. And the guy was very nice and good conversations regarding his plants.


Monday to Friday

8am – 6pm

Saturday and Sunday

9am – 6pm


News And More

Chicago Coffee Shop Now Opens Until 9PM
Fresh Toasted Bagel Sandwiches in Avondale Chicago
How Howdy Kolaches got to Sipping Turtle Cafe
Holiday Gift Drive for Avondale
Italian Ice Now in Avondale!
Dalgona Coffee Is Now At Sipping Turtle Cafe

A place for friends to meet

Sipping Turtle Cafe is a new community cafe in the Chicago Avondale neighborhood. Everyone is welcome; students, professionals, mothers, fathers. Stop by and meet your neighbors, make new conversations and create new experiences. Every day is a new adventure and we hope we can be just a small bit part of yours. Welcome and say hi.


Coffee, tea, yummies all day

Specialty Latte

Meet your Friendly Baristas

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"I saved a turtle at Humboldt Park lagoon now I’m working at Sipping Turtle."

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"I'm a library science student specializing in archival studies. In my free time I like to cook soup, make and listen to strange music, and rewatch Star Trek (DS9 or TNG)."

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"I love sleep and I love coffee. Not good."

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"I like to collect old soul skillets and restore them for in home self-chef training. I also teach and play tuba in my other spare time."

Better earth for better people

We know we want to do better not just for ourselves but for neighbors and our planet. We will do our best to source our products locally and to be environmentally conscious. That’s why we have paper take-outs and bags, metal straws for in-house and recycle our coffee grounds for certain plant fertilizer. We value your visit to our cafe, sharing your stories and helping us make our day. Thank you!