Espresso Royale is a local coffee shop chain with eight locations in the Champaign-Urbana area. The "Urbana Espresso" store—near the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Campustown—is often considered the signature location, open since 1987. Frequent coffee drinkers can receive a punch card where they get a free any-size drink after buying ten.
There are daily specials including every Wednesday where any lattee with up to three shots costs $2.00.
The company owns 14 other stores in the Midwest and one in California.