Dining tables oak park.


When you're ready, so are we.

Our dining rooms at both of our locations in ELMHURST and OAK PARK are now open.  We also have outdoor seating available.  We are taking extra steps to ensure everyone's safety that works and visits Courageous.  We practice social distancing with strategic spacing of dining tables, all team members wear masks, while enhancing our cleaning procedures.

To support all of the changes, we have implemented table service.  You can still walk-in and carry-out!  But now if you are looking to dine with us one of our friendly servers will take care of your order from start to finish.

New Menu

cafe menu
cafe menu

Why we are Courageous!

Courageous is the story of two sisters Kathryn & Laura who love to bake.  It's also the story of Kathryn's courageous battle to fight cancer.

To help defray Kathryn's medical costs, Laura held a cupcake bake sale in her honor.  Everyone loved the cupcakes!  So the sisters dreamed up more delicious flavors.

After a year of treatments, Kathryn beat the cancer!  And the sisters dreamed of baking while giving back.  The Green Machine food truck is born May 2011, selling freshly baked cupcakes in support of cancer research & like minded charities.

All that we bake & make!

Our team works around the clock to provide the freshest baked goods for our customers.  Our bakery is like our home kitchen, stocked with quality ingredients with names we can pronounce - never preservatives to prolong shelf life.

Click on any photograph below to learn more about our product offerings and services of all the ways we can bring Courage to you!

Locations & Hours

Elmhurst Courageous front door entrace.

Elmhurst, IL

108 W Park Avenue


Open 7 Days! 7AM - 4PM
••• Kitchen open until 4PM daily •••
Oak Park Courageous front door entrance.

Oak Park, IL

736 Lake Street


Open 7 days! 7AM - 4PM
••• Kitchen open until 4PM daily •••