Café and Playground Announcements – Evanston

COVID-19 update from Little Beans. Little Beans is closed to the public due to COVID-19. We closed our doors on March 16th and will reopen to the public for drop-in play only when advised safe by the CDC. Per the IL Phase 4, Tier 2 plan, Little Beans is able to offer reservation-based play for 25 or fewer people in the building (3-5 families), reserved groups with fewer than 25 people, Summer Camp, our Grow & Learn program for kids 2-6 years, Virtual Learning Support for kids 7-11 years, and Co-working.

Reserve your spot for family playtime. Details on the reservation-based family play and registration can be found  HERE! For now, this will only be offered at Little Beans Evanston.

Learn more and reserve Fall Learning and Enrichment programs – Grow & Learn (2-6 yrs), Virtual Learning Support (7-11 yrs), Co-Working, and extracurriculars. Learn more HERE!

COVID SAFETY: At Little Beans, our main priority is keeping the kids safe. For Fall learning and enrichment opportunities, groups will be in socially distant PODS, PODs will stay together for 2-4 weeks (depending on registration), temperature and health checks are done each day, the best effort will be made to keep activities socially distant, frequent handwashing and sanitizer will be enforced, and kids over 2 will wear masks.


Interested in a gift card or a 5 or 10 visit pass? You can purchase one HERE!
To sign our WAIVER in advance of your visit to avoid that step in-store, click HERE
Socks MUST be worn in the Little Beans play area and gym shoes or socks are required in the Big Beans obstacle course and gym. No snow boots or dress shoes are permitted.

Little Beans Café and Big Beans Family Activity Center is an imaginative playspace and recreational center for kids 0-12 years. We offer open drop-in play for kids 0-6 years in Little Beans and for kids 4-12 years in Big Beans. More information on hours and rules for the play areas is below.

We also offer drop-in play and scheduled activities in our half-court gym, classes, events, camps, birthday parties and more. The Little Beans Café is a warm space for families to gather and enjoy delicious yet healthy food and drink options. At Little Beans, kids have the freedom to play, learn, imagine and create in our custom interactive indoor playgrounds. While children enjoy the kid’s indoor playground and parents smile at how much they do, Little Beans Cafe truly proves to be a destination that is fun for the whole family!

Please note that parents must stay on the premises while the kids are in the playspace and socks are required and will be sold at our coffee bar in case you forget to bring them.

For our membership rates click HERE


Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday



9:00am – 3:00pm


9:00am – 3:00pm

*Little Beans Cafe is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

Space available for birthday parties and special events on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm-7pm.

*Karaoke room hours are Tuesdays from 10am-12pm, Wednesdays from 10am-12pm, Thursdays from 4-6pm, Fridays from 10am-12pm and 4-6pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-12pm.

Socks MUST be worn in the Little Beans play area (adults and kids) and gym shoes are recommended in the Big Beans obstacle course and gym.


Daily Passes

First Child:

($12 the last 2 hours we are open)

First Sibling (second child):

($8 the last 2 hours we are open)

Additional Siblings (3 or more children):

($4 the last 2 hours we are open)

5-Visit Pass:

$65 for one child
($50 / first sibling; $25 / additional siblings)

10-Visit Pass:

$120 for one child
($90 / first sibling; $50 / additional siblings)



Monthly Membership 1:

$90 for one child
($60/additional sibling)
*One Month or Month to Month

Monthly Membership 2:

$70 for one child
($45/additional sibling)
*Auto-Renewal (6 months+ commitment)

Yearly Membership:

($400/additional sibling)

*Mondays are $8 per child. School holidays are not included in our half price Mondays. Regular rates will apply on school holidays such as MLK day, Presidents day, Memorial Day, Christmas break weeks and Spring Break.

Children who are staying an adults arms, sitting or not mobile yet are free (with an adult cafe purchase). Children who actively crawl, walk, run and play pay. Adults are free.