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Meli Cafe

#421 of 7,763 Restaurants in Chicago
#453 of 8,516 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
West Loop
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301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 454-0748
Today
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious breakfasts!

While on holiday in Chicago Meli's was recommended to my husband and I. We were told it is one of the best eateries in Chicago! It didn't disappoint! Delicious food, a lovely atmosphere and nice staff. A must!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

While on holiday in Chicago Meli's was recommended to my husband and I. We were told it is one of the best eateries in Chicago! It didn't disappoint! Delicious food, a lovely atmosphere and nice staff. A must!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We came in for a late breakfast on a Thursday. The juices where delicious but the service was just horrible. First off we never got any water until the we where ready to pay our bill, our food was cold and they never gave us the toast that accompanied our meal. The food was okay nothing special my boyfriend got... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

They have lots of different breakfast options that all sound delicious! I recommend the brioche french toast! It's delicious with the berries and mascarpone. Their fresh squeezed juices are also a must try.

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I found this wonderful little spot in Greektown for breakfast on a recent trip to Chicago!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was in Greektown early in the am. This was one of the only few places opened at the time. The food was great. At first it seemed pricey, but you get more than what you paid for. I had the smoked salmon omelette (they do egg whites) and it was delicious! It was such a great way to start... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Couldn't have asked for a better restaurant for breakfast. So good we went two days in a row for breakfast, and we NEVER do that!. What I loved about it was the fresh juice and smoothie bar, and the great selection of both healthy and decadent breakfasts in a great modern hip looking place. I had the french toast the... More 

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Seattle
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20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stayed in Greek town and my MIL said that Meli Cafe had great food and that the line is usually out the door to get a table. Saturday morning we all got up and headed down and expected to wait. This particular morning was sunny and we were very surprised to be able to get a table right away.... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I was there for breakfast. The service was good, my Benedict eggs..... normal. But the menu is a complete greek list of choices. I will be there again.

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Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The food was healthy, fresh made smoothies and healthy drinks. We can't wait to go back to try more of the items on the menu!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We got here as it was highly reccimanded in the lonelyplanet chicago guide. Food is good, portions are huge, there is a wide range of fresh juices and they serve illy coffee. Not to be missed

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 454-0748

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?

Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.