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Cafe Selmarie

#482 of 7,763 Restaurants in Chicago
#521 of 8,516 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Contemporary, Diner
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4729 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2009
773-989-5595
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8:00 am - 9:00 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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 29
    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
Delicious brunch, cakes are amazing

This place was highly recommended by our family from Chicago, so we came here for brunch. The food was amazing, I could have eaten everything on the menu, it took ages to choose! We all thoroughly enjoyed our choices, and the food was served quite quickly. The decor is nice, and the staff were very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This place was highly recommended by our family from Chicago, so we came here for brunch. The food was amazing, I could have eaten everything on the menu, it took ages to choose! We all thoroughly enjoyed our choices, and the food was served quite quickly. The decor is nice, and the staff were very friendly and efficient. We also... More 

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Austin, Texas
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122 reviews 122 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Fresh salads, subtle breakfasts, and a lovely bakery make Cafe Selmarie a great spot if you're in the neighborhood. Service is a little spotty, but it's a busy spot and employees here are friendly.

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Buchanan, Michigan
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157 reviews 157 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Their quiche was quite good but needed a little pepper. The pineapple coconut cake was above average once it warmed to room temperature, and if you enjoy expresso cookie this is the place for you. The service was good but the tables are close and the dining area is very noisy.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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123 reviews 123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Three of us stopped in for lunch here on a Monday while en route from O'Hare to Lawrence and Sheridan. Luckily, we managed to find street parking on Lincoln right by the restaurant although there are other city parking lots if the street itself is full. Two of us had the salmon club sandwich while my wife had the pork... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
93 reviews 93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Contemporary, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?