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Cafe Selmarie

4729 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2009
773-989-5595
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Ranked #308 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner, Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Riga, Latvia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I had lunch at Selmarie twice while on vacation in Chicago. The first time I had what amounted to a deconstructed BLT, pork instead of bacon, served on a big bun, with a side of mac and cheese. The sandwich was delightful, especially with a bottle of Dortmunder beer. The second time I had a full portion of the mac... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very European, without the pretense. The selection of fine cakes and pastries is a very nice blend of high-end European and American bakery favorites. One can order at the counter or opt for table service. There is both indoor and outdoor seating on nice little square, in this well maintained German / Austrian Chicago conclave. The neighborhood square outside the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

One of my favorite cafés in Chicago. Love their sandwiches, coffee. The half chicken dinner is one of my favs...so tasty and melts in your mouth. Desserts are delicious! It's in a little European neighborhood of Chicago. Love the atmosphere, and summer time their outdoor area.

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Garland, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Charming place with the greatest sweets ever, had a strawberry tart, crust was amazing, custard good, melted in your mouth. The chocolate expresso tart was just as amazing. Will be returning soon.

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Friends and I had brunch at Selmarie about 2 weeks ago. There was an hour wait on Mother's Day (they don't take reservations), but it was well worth it! We walked past the bakery case on the way to our table, and the baked goods were almost enough to tempt me to skip brunch. Next time I'll have more pastry... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Selmarie is a delightful restaurant located in Lincoln Square. The menu is quite unique, with generous portions. The area we sat in was decorated with quilts producing a very homey atmosphere. They have old fashioned favorites like chicken pot pie and macaroni & cheese. I had their smoked salmon BLT on whole grain which was outstanding.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

best bakery in area, we come here once a week for years. Cant blame their Very GOOD... GooD fooD & Good SeRvice. loved this place

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Boston, MA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I walked into this cafe/bakery and was immediately met with wonderful smells wafting from the cafe in the back. In the front is the bakery, a mouthwatering bakery. There were racks and racks of sweets of all kinds. I was there after dinner for dessert and I stood in front of the case wondering what I should choose. I finally... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Not so fond of their full day menu but hands down this is the best bakery in the city. Fresh ingredients go along way here. Best bakery cookies - try the florentines....they are amazing. I have been going here since Selmarie opened and never am dissappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Go for breakfast or brunch. The place is both a bakery and a café/restaurant. It can be crowded. Very tasty pastry and omelet

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