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Cafe Colao

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2638 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622-2850
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Seating

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Great coffee and pastries, surly service

If you can get past the surly counter lady, you will enjoy great Puerto Rican coffee and pastries. The atmosphere is a throwback to the Puerto Rico of my childhood (40 years ago!).

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Wilmington, NC
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Wilmington, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you can get past the surly counter lady, you will enjoy great Puerto Rican coffee and pastries. The atmosphere is a throwback to the Puerto Rico of my childhood (40 years ago!).

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This bakery built more than 100 years ago is so neat! Authentic Puerto Rican pastries and healthy food. Good coffee, I hear, I don't like coffee. Always pleasant and in warm weather, nice outside area to sit, watch and talk.

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chicago, il
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Love the food, pastries and the coffee. Wait I forgot the bread--YUMMY!!! If you want to try authentic puerto divan breakfast you must go. Brunch there is wonderful because all is freshly made for you. The only thing I would improve is that the Mexican lady they have in the front sometimes needs to be more friendly. If she improves... More 

Thank higienista
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

I was more than pleasantly surprised when my nephew and I walked into Café Colao early one morning for breakfast. My nephew had a breakfast sandwich, while I had the scrumptious oatmeal-made with coconut milk-a trademark of the owners (who also own Nellies Restaurant about 3 blocks east. The coffee was excellent as evidenced by the Tribune review hanging on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2638 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622-2850
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: 773-276-1780


Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?