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Meli Cafe

301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661 (The Loop)
(312) 454-0748
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Ranked #172 of 8,182 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: The Loop
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: The Loop
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you have a party of more than 4 people prepare to wait. We went with a group of 5 and groups with less than 4 that came after us were able to get a table before us. They do make their own jam and ketchup and the food is delicious

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Quick, friendly service and really great, freshly prepared food with lots of options to fit any palate.

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Chicago
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I have to admit...I think most breakfast spots are generally pretty similar, even with the better restaurants. Meli takes it to a new level. While providing the traditional breakfast items and skillets, they provide a twist on combining breakfast meals with "mounds" and by including varied and uncommon items in their omelets and scrambles (think fresh corned beef and various... More

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Chicago suburbs
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We met some friends for breakfast here on a Saturday morning. Make sure you order some juice - I had the Kiwi Strawberry Orange, but the selection is mind-boggling. The service was friendly and the food came out fast. They have an extensive menu and some items are gluten free. If you're dining it the area this is a place... More

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Patras, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Nice surroundings. Great service. I ordered a green salad with strawberries. I must say it was the tastiest salad I have ever tried. I highly recommend this restaurant if you're in Greektown.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We dined at the Meli Cafe for breakfast this morning and were DElighted with our experience! What an adorable, cozy and sweet little place! it was beautiful! We ordered the Ginger Splash and Beet, Celery, Apple, Lemon Ginger juice and were thrilled-super fresh and healthy tasting. We also had the Date Nut Greek Yogurt Parfait and Berry Crepes... Everything was... More

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