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Meli Cafe

301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661 (The Loop)
(312) 454-0748
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Ranked #246 of 8,267 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: The Loop
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: The Loop
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English first
Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

With everything from a standard breakfast to the wild. You'll find more than one thing to devour here. As well as the freshest juice from their own juice bar! Omelette's are filling and delicious, while the sweet Nutella dishes and other treats make it worth going to try everything. You may need to wait to be seated so be prepared.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Nutella crepes! Plenty of kid friendly items on the menu for picky eaters. Not exactly a bargain but a great way to start the day

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Hollissaestep
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I ate her a couple of years ago and it was fantastic. This time not so much. The food was good, not great. The juice bar apple juice had gone down hill and he apple crepes were soggy.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We met our Auzzie friends for brunch and we had expected to wait becaus they do not take reservations. The cafe was packed. We waited inside out of the sun and got a great view of the food coming to the tables. Huge portions of french toast, omlettes, skillets, pancakes.....our mouths were watering. We were finally seated and the service... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our hostel across the street had the usual fare for breakfast so we ventured across to the Meli Cafe and so gald that we did. I had eggs Benedict with spinach and pork belly added and my husband had bread pudding pancakes - both were very good. He also had the corned beef hash which he reported to be a... More

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wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

came to breakfast at 9:30- Great choices of anything you'd ever want to eat for breakfast. Had my 6 year old picky daughter. They have no childrens menu but will get you a side order of whatever you need. I had the Almond crepes which were a special. She had pancakes.. REal maple syrup and honey butter for the pancakes.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

the food is really tasty, great freh orange juice and real italian coffee. came here twice. great for brunch and dinner.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We tried this much recommended place during our last visit to Chicago. I got the Jalapeno Breakfast Bowl and it was the best brunch I had in awhile. This was my first time trying chicken chorizo and I became fan. I will be rising early to beat the weekend line for Meli next time I am in Chicago!

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Chicago
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A friend and I met at Meli Cafe for breakfast in August. I was really looking forward to this trip because of the great reviews and the promises of fresh food. And the decor and location are perfect for people who want a Chicago feel without having to go into the city and fight the crowds. But I have to... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great food, made special by fresh juice selections. Hostess was inattentive, but waitstaff was great.

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