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Cafe Selmarie

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Coffee Shop, Bakery, Contemporary, Diner
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4729 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2009
773-989-5595
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Today
9:00 am - 8:00 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
  • 28
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
Worth the Stop

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Martin R
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Buchanan, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Buchanan, Michigan
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152 reviews 152 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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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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14 reviews 14 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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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: Coffee Shop, Bakery, Contemporary, Diner

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?