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Meli Cafe

#366 of 7,853 Restaurants in Chicago
#403 of 8,618 Places to Eat 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
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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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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
Breakfast with Greek flare

Wanted a unique breakfast and I got it. The Greek spin on Eggs Benedict features lamb sausage, a pita and a feta spread. The service was fast and attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Wanted a unique breakfast and I got it. The Greek spin on Eggs Benedict features lamb sausage, a pita and a feta spread. The service was fast and attentive.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were a family of eight--five adults, one teenager,one preteen and one in grade school. Be prepared to wait to be seated at this popular, moderately priced Greek restaurant especially if you are a group. However, once seated the staff could not be more accommodating, and the food was excellent. Highlights--fantastic French toast, wonderful eggs, yummy potatoes, and great bacon.... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Came for breakfast and will return. I had the Cafe Benedict which was awesome. My friend had the Banana Bread French Toast, which I was jealous I didn't order. My other friend had the chicken wrap that was wonderful. Great service, great coffee, great everything.

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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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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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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 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.