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UNIQUE IN SUBURBIA | Local Coffee Shop Gives a Discount When You Ride Your Bike There


It’s safe to say, David Crane and Marta Kauffman knew what they were doing. It’s been 26 years since we were introduced to our favorite FRIENDS and their beloved coffee shop - Central Perk. This quaint, local hangout paid witness to interviews, dates, laughter, tears, reunions … and much more! It’s no surprise that the coffee-shop lifestyle gained momentum.

Coffee shops have a unique ability to transcend boundaries and serve as a go-to hub for social interaction and life happenings. With a focus on sustainable efforts, ‘on-the-go’ convenience and artisan drinks, coffee shops have gained popularity in younger generations - many considering it an affordable luxury. But, more importantly, coffee-shop-goers are looking for an experience to accompany their purchase - inviting aesthetics, great conversation, acoustic music, creative packaging … and friendly community.

Along the Fox River, in the heart of Aurora’s Historic District, you will find Tredwell Coffee. These baristas are truly passionate about coffee and people! TC partners with local roasters (shout-out to Tugboat Coffee and Freshground Roasting!), local artists, local musicians and local non-profits. Community is at its core. And those who ride their bike to the shop, receive 15% off their purchase. Ask for the Honey Oak Latte - local honey, espresso, oat milk and cinnamon … so yummy! Other local favorites include: Iced Lavender London Fog, Hummingbird Coffee Cake, vegan-friendly Banana Bread and The 1912 Wrap.

Once a passion project, this charming hangout now creates a sense of belonging for its community and vibrant hot-spot to this revitalized neighborhood - all while serving delicious drinks (and eats!). As they say, “Drink Well. Live Well. Treadwell.”


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