Gale’s Coffee Bar
UPDATE: Sadly Gale’s Coffee Bar is permanently closed!
Gale’s Coffee Bar is located in The Westin Chicago North Shore hotel at 601 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wheeling, IL, 60090 and is open daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 847-777-6590 for additional information.
Gale’s Coffee Bar, a small ‘grab-and-go’ pastry/coffee shop located off the lobby of the hotel will showcase pastry from Gand and provides the perfect place to pick up morning coffee and breakfast pastries or later in the day, an easy lunch. In addition to specialty coffee drinks and croissants, etc., Gale’s Coffee Bar will offer breads, soups, fresh fruit offerings and ‘grab-and-go’ sandwiches. Service will be friendly, energetic and informative and will reflect Gale’s approachable personality.
An aside: Well service was friendly. I should know since I worked there for a short amount of time. Customer service and great food were the two mantras. Boy do I have loads of entertaining stories to tell about the various customers who dropped in for a bit to eat. On one particularly busy day a young man came in very distraught. He was agitated and yet seemed frightened or concern about something. I peeked over his shoulder while he was intensely texting someone and saw the words STD and then home testing kit. Oh boy, I thought. Someone might be in trouble. I can relate. A friend of mine texted me a “help, I need some info pronto message” when she thought she might have contracted Chlamydia. She didn’t want to go to her doctor right away, but asked me about if there was a way to do a home test for stds, sort of like the type of kit you can buy to see if you are pregnant. She was at work and couldn’t use a computer, so I did the research and found several sites that sold home std test kits. The up side was you could get the results in 15 minutes. The downside was that it would take about 5 days for before arriving. When I asked more questions about her symptoms, they sounded awfully similar to a urinary tract infection. It turned out that was the case, but she was really freaking out. I don’t know what happened in that young man’s case. Hopefully it was a false alarm. I tried to be especially friendly and considerate to him, but I think he was preoccupied. He did leave a nice tip, however.
As you peek in the windows with their colorful custom Roman Shades you will find a warm welcoming space. When we chose the decor for the bar, the designer suggested a flat or hobbled roman shade style since they are the most functional of the various custom roman shade styles that are available. My partner preferred the balloon roman shade’s style but they are not recommended in situations where the raising and lowering of the shades occurs multiple times a day. Since we need to raise and lower the shades depending upon how the sun enters the space, the flat roman shade style was the best solution. The designer also suggested making them thermal shades with blackout lining since it offers light control, as well as energy conservation. We concurred. We feel the custom shades are distinctive with their colorful stripes from outside and adds a lot to the coffee bar’s ambiance.
We hope to reflect the level of service that our guests hope for. We offer some of the most delectable treats known to exist. In the morning we have dozens of pastries, all created by master craftsmen. They are world class treats & if it were not for the calories I would recommend you try all of them immediately. We also have special treats that are welcome additions to our regular lineup. They often reflect tastes from exotic locations from around the world. Keep an eye out & try one when you get the chance.
In the afternoon we offer a very nice selection of hearty sandwiches. You can come in to enjoy one of our creations or simply request one of your favorites. We are happy to make it either way. Often we add new types of sandwich ideas to the menu as well. These are usually for a limited time but if we find a winner, we are certain to add it to the list of our favorites. There is also at least one soup everyday. We recommend the soup & salad combo to try out some of our fantastic gourmet soup selections.
Please remember all of our ingredients are fresh. We make everything the way your mother used to, from scratch. We have a dedicated staff coming everyday hours before the doors open to prepare these delights. We work tirelessly to create the most tasty treats known to exist so you can have breakfast & we make sure to serve a healthy, hearty meal at lunch time all while being economically conscientious. We know that every one in this economy does not have money to throw around so we make sure that value is always our top priority.
We are always striving to do everything in our power to make sure every guest is happy because we love happy guests. If we fall short in any way or you have any questions at all, we would love to hear from you. Please take a moment to let us know what you think.