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Now serving Lunch on the Lawn

While our indoor cafe remains closed, we're finding ways to serve you while minimizing risk.

That's what the tents on our front lawn are about.

Our Outdoor Cafe is Open Tuesday - Sunday 11am-3pm

Seating is first come, first served. Learn more and see the menu.  

Afternoon Tea is served Tuesday - Sunday 11am-2:30pm

24-hour advanced reservations are required. Learn more.

Now Hosting Outdoor Showers & Events

Call the store and ask to speak to our Cafe manager for details. 630.232.4200


“Very good food & service also excellent.”
“Always enjoy the shopping & having lunch here!”
“Love this place!”
“Fabulous lunch.”


In the early days of The Little Traveler, Kate Raftery, the store's founder, invited her "Carriage Trade" friends from the North Shore to come to Geneva for the day. Most of them were driven by their chauffeurs.  While the ladies dined amidst the splendor of Kate's latest acquisitions from Europe and the Orient, their drivers were served simple fare of homemade sandwiches, soups, and pies made by Swedish cooks in The Atrium Café.  Over the years, these recipes developed a following of their own, and the Atium Café has grown to be an important part of The Little Traveler experience.

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Meet Pat Bokina, Buyer & Manager of Our Gift Galleries

Pat Bokina is the buyer and manager of our Gift Galleries—that's where you'll find candles, elegant giftware, clocks, and of course, our Pet Palace.  Pat's been part of The Little Traveler family for 34 years, which means she's seen more changes...

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