Lotus Café

Espresso Drinks

ESPRESSO
Coffee brewed with forced water for a thicker and creamier consistency
 
Defined by the foamy crema on top, espresso differs from regular drip coffee by how it is made. A smaller amount of nearly boiling water is forced through the ground coffee for a concentrated and more intense drink.

 

AMERICANO
Hot water over espresso
 
The strength and consistency of American coffee, but with the flavor and complexities of espresso.

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATTE
Steamed milk over espresso
 
Translating to “milk coffee,” a latte is a popular breakfast beverage. It is a softer drink that is great for beginners.

 
 
 
 

CAPPUCCINO
Foamed milk over steamed milk over espresso
 
This drink gets its name from its similar color to the hooded robes worn by capuchin monks. Cappuccinos are most known for the art created with their foamed milk.

 
 

MACCHIATO
Foamed milk over espresso
 
In Italian, macchiato means “stained” or “spotted” and describes the drop of foamed milk on top of the espresso. This dot is used to tell it apart from just plain espresso.

The Lotus Café is a full service coffee bar at our locations at 118th & Ave O, Oakbrook TerraceMadison & Western, Bridgeview, and Oak Park. Whether it's coffee, espresso drinks, or tea, you can find everything your caffeinated heart desires. We recommend stopping by on your morning commute to find the most affordable coffee in town. Our cafés all serve Illy coffee. We also boast top of the line La Marzocco espresso machines to ensure you have the perfect brew every time.
 
Relax during your visit to Pete’s Fresh Market by starting or ending with your favorite treat. Our Lotus Cafés also offer depending on location: gelato, frozen yogurt, fresh baked pastries, and of course a place to sit, chat, and enjoy. Our baristas look forward to seeing you soon!