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Meli Cafe

#369 of 7,806 Restaurants in Chicago
#402 of 8,569 Places to Eat in Chicago
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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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  • 67
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Gluten-Free options

We were thrilled to have so many gluten-free options at a restaurant. We both ordered eggs Benedict on gluten-free bread and loved it. The poached eggs were over-cooked and not runny so I couldn't give them 5 stars but otherwise, a great place. The servings are large; so I recommend sharing a meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Jill808
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were thrilled to have so many gluten-free options at a restaurant. We both ordered eggs Benedict on gluten-free bread and loved it. The poached eggs were over-cooked and not runny so I couldn't give them 5 stars but otherwise, a great place. The servings are large; so I recommend sharing a meal.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food is delicious and the service is fast and friendly. Definitely recommend for breakfast and lunch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The variety offered on the menu at Meli's is impressive, there's something for everyone. The breakfast bowls were huge servings and super delicious. The espresso coffee was great too, a nice change from the filtered coffee you're served at most places. Definitely give Meli's a go if you're looking for a breakfast that won't disappoint.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My friend and I split the savory crepes with cheese, egg, and veggies and the bread pudding pancakes. The crepes were pretty good and the the pancakes were sort of heavy and not very bread pudding-like. The coffee was first rate.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was a great place for a leisurely breakfast. I ordered the crepes with bacon, egg and spinach. However, the server failed to warn us that the portions were HUGE. We could have shared one breakfast. Service was good - coffee refills, tasty FRESH fruit juice. Nice pleasant atmosphere for a late Thursday morning about 10 am, when more than... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We visited Meli Cafe after a worker at our hotel suggested it. What a great place. The food is generous, we were able to walk right in and the service was great. The bacon here is amazing. Crisp, thick and super tasty. Everyone in our group was more that satisfied with their selection. Don't miss this one for breakfast.

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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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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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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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Additional Information about Meli Cafe

Address: 301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
Phone Number: (312) 454-0748
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Greek

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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

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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.