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301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 454-0748
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Ranked #391 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Seattle
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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Additional Information about Meli Cafe

Address: 301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
Phone Number: (312) 454-0748
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
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 0 - 20
Cuisine: Greek

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