Four Days of Giveaways! You’ve got to learn a little… at Little Beans Cafe!

As a veteran of what it’s like to be at an unfriendly coffee shop with your children, I can’t express enough excitement for the opening of Little Beans Cafe this week. Little Beans Cafe (an indoor play space and coffee shop combo) is the newest addition to the Elston corridor – and it makes you want to slow down your car and take a break from all of your errand running.

The play space takes the best of an upscale coffee shop and make-believe play land nirvana and packages it all under one roof. For $12 per child (plus $7 per each additional child or sibling), you can grab a cup of Intelligentsia coffee and watch your child explore.

And as if this weren’t enough, Little Beans is offering a plethora of class options for parents AND kids. I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for a new experience for myself and my kiddos. Starting in March, Little Beans will be hosting a bunch of fun and different classes for your family. Class options are:

  • Family Yoga – Learn stretching, fitness and relaxation techniques for the whole family
  • Mommy Time Yoga – an hour of time for yourself!
  • Imaginative Art – have a coffee while your little one explores his or her artsy side with Wishcraft art studio
  • Music and Movement – need I say more?
  • Parent Time/ Supervised Play – drop your kids in the play space and sit in the cafe to get some work done!

Best yet, because this is Little Beans launch week, I’m giving away ONE FREE LITTLE BEANS CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE (or 3 supervised play times) to a lucky winner this week!

There are a couple of ways you can enter to win this prize: (1) leave a comment on this post (make sure you include your contact info so we can get in touch with you if you win!); (2) Become a Fan of Little Beans Cafe on Facebook (and leave a separate comment telling me that you’ve done so); and (3) Follow @LittleBeansCafe on Twitter (and leave a separate comment telling me that you’ve done so).

So three total entries per person. All entries must be received by midnight CST on Friday, January 28, 2011. We will randomly choose and winner and contact that lucky individual on Monday, January 31, 2011.

All week long, A Hen and Two (Now Three) Chicks (Caitlin Giles), Sassy Moms in the City (Alison Ray) and I are giving away something great from Little Beans so make sure to check out their sites too!

Now go, enter, and PLAY!

Disclosure: I am being compensated by Little Beans Cafe for my time and for hosting this giveaway.


  1. Yay for Little Beans! Pick me!

  2. Megan Elsener says:

    I “liked” Little Bean on facebook! Would love the chance to take classes there- especially the family yoga. Such a great idea!

  3. Yay for Little Beans!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    We went on Monday and it really is as great as you describe!

  5. Megan Elsener says:

    I am very excited about this new place! I would love the family yoga classes- such a great idea!
    I have also “liked” the on facebook.

  6. Mandy Fayne says:

    This cafe is exactly what Chicago needs! I cannot wait for it to open!

  7. Stephanie Cohen says:

    Entering- I’ve been wondering about this place! Stephc6137 (at)

  8. sucks that I have to miss the big event. But please please please enter me in your contest….. I’d love to check out this super super cool new place. Congrats on the event… G Luck

  9. Looking forward to checking this new place out!

  10. Fan of Little Beans Cafe on Facebook

  11. Following Little Beans Cafe on twitter

  12. Sounds like a fun place to check out!

  13. Jill Morowitz says:

    Going there Monday to check it out!

  14. Place looks awesome! Can’t wait to check it out.

  15. I like them on FB already. 🙂 It’s how I learned about this contest.

  16. I follow them on twitter too.

  17. I can’t wait for tomorrow! And I hope it’s ok to enter this, too!


  18. I’m a fan on facebook!


  19. I follow on twitter!

  20. Those classes look amazing! I can’t wait to check out Little Beans!!

  21. I’m a fan on FB!

  22. stefanie boron says:

    Entering the giveaway. So excited for this place!

  23. I am checking it out tonight!

  24. I am following them on Twitter!

  25. Katherine says:

    My daughter loved her first visit to Little Beans! Thank you!!

  26. selfmademom says:

    The contest is over. Hey Anne Marie – you won!! Congrats!

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