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Meli Cafe

#346 of 8,487 Restaurants 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: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Great Breakfast

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
43 restaurant reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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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 0 - 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.