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Cafe Selmarie

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Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner, Contemporary
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4729 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2009
773-989-5595
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cute brunch spot!

Great atmosphere both outside and inside the cafe. Staff were friendly and attentive throughout our visit even though it was busy. Only had to wait 15 mins for a table even though it was 1030 am on a Saturday. Food was great - varied menu. Both our options were delicious. Their hashbrowns were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
k d
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Edmonton, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Great atmosphere both outside and inside the cafe. Staff were friendly and attentive throughout our visit even though it was busy. Only had to wait 15 mins for a table even though it was 1030 am on a Saturday. Food was great - varied menu. Both our options were delicious. Their hashbrowns were small cut, crisp on the outside and... More 

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Atlanta, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When my partner and I visit my brother in Chicago, we make Café Selmarie a priority for dinner. The menu is creative and the cuisine is always flavorful and very well prepared. Make sure to visit Café Selmarie for a great meal or stop by their bakery for delicious pastries.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

I enjoy this cafe for brunch, lunch or a 'to go' cup of coffee and a bakery treat. I have never been disappointed. Delicious blend of coffee from Intelligentsia available to purchase in bean or ground. The pumpkin spice hot cakes are oh so delicious! Good size side of bacon (4 slices) that really comes crisp when requested. Large variety... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Awesome little restaurant and bakery in the heart of Lincoln Square. Sit outside and enjoy whatever entertainment is happening in the little square - music, clowns, jugglers, etc. Great service and really great food. Hard to walk past the bakery case without picking something up. I had the brussel sprout salad with salmon, and my husband had the fried chicken... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We went to Chicago for the weekend. Stopped by Lincoln square for a short stop. The appearance of the shop is nice, with outdoor seating (need to tip for service), or take it in shop (with stools). Cakes are great. Coffee is ok. Waitress service was good, but the counter cashier service attitude could be better. Overall a nice place... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The ambiance plus food gives this place great marks . Children friendly which help the neighborhood. Will return.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Right in the center of Lincoln Square with a good patio next to the fountain, my husband and I enjoyed a nice brunch here. The service was just okay, but the food was good. The ambiance is also nice in the patio area, especially if a musician is playing next to the fountain.

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We first came here several years ago when we were considering moving to Lincoln Square, an area of Chicago that feels more like a village--lots of families, civic involvement, handsome old trees and quiet streets. We didn't move to the area, but if we lived there we would come to this charming bakery/restaurant all the time--and then exercise off the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
353 reviews 353 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We sat outside and really enjoyed the vibe, the food, and the service. Three of us are non meat eaters and the menu was terrific for us. They made an incredibly good roasted Brussels sprout salad and an equally good quiche served with a side salad. Our meat eater enjoyed a turkey sandwich and ginger beer. The service was friendly,... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4729 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2009
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-989-5595

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?