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Meli Cafe

301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661 (The Loop)
(312) 454-0748
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Ranked #313 of 8,286 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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105 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Think organic, vegan, healthy menu choices to our old favourites: quinoa in the pancakes, base to the eggs benedict, fresh greek yoghurt with homemade granola, smoothies with wheat grass...need I say more? Get there not too hungry as wait is 1/2hr-45 min. Locals love it too. Great for families.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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111 reviews 111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited the location at 540 N Wells for breakfast. My wife went in to procure our table while I checked in our rental bikes down the street. My wife describes the hostess as being very curt with her and had I had that experience we would have gone elsewhere. The wait for a table was around 30 minutes. Once... More

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Quincy, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Was recommended by concierge and despite my initial concern, I was not disappointed. On a Saturday morning, it was a n little busy but an expected wait of 40 minutes was only 20 minutes. The portions are huge, with a large variety of omelets, bowls and healthy dishes as well. If you order french toast, get the half order -... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stopped into the Meli Cafe for lunch on our walk in the west loop. It was a wonderful experience. We chose the Meli salad and Date Nut parfait. The salad came with delicious pieces of chicken and was very satisfying. The parfait was truly superb. The Greek yogurt was so very good, and along with the fruit and granola,... More

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Miami, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
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33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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