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Town House Books and Cafe

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105 N 2nd Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1912
630-584-8603
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Quiche

I had a great quiche here. Soup, salad, sandwiches. I've never been disappointed in my 4 visits here. Small quaint place just off of Main St. in St. Charles.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Heidi B
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Illinois, United States
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Illinois, United States
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I had a great quiche here. Soup, salad, sandwiches. I've never been disappointed in my 4 visits here. Small quaint place just off of Main St. in St. Charles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere! Excellent and quick service. The food is fresh and has a great seasonal selection. Save room for dessert, you won't be sorry!

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St. Charles, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The Townhouse Books and Cafe is a very pleasant small eatery with a wonderful relaxing outdoor patio. The menu has tasty breakfast items as well as fresh salads, sandwiches, and soups. This place is perfect for a mid morning brunch or lunch. The staff is very friendly.

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A perfect, quiet place for a simple breakfast of coffee, juice, and scones. We enjoyed the indoor atmosphere and the chit-chat of the hostess while we ate our breakfast which was only $10, and served with a smile. One may eat outdoors on the front patio, if you wished. Afterwards, we walked through the book store which housed many, many... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Town House Books is a fun place to browse and spend some time! I tend to buy something every time I go. I love supporting a local, small bookstore and they always have the book I'm looking for. The cafe is nice, especially the outside seating area.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

all of the food is prepared with care for each patron. soups and quiches are are made daily and are so so good. service is top notch.

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Palatine, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We rode our bikes down the bike trail along the fox river and then stopped at town house books and cafe for our noon reservation. Glad we had reservations because it was a very busy place on a Sunday at noon. They quickly seated us. It is a cozy place. The food was very good. I will eat there again,... More 

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Northern IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Came here for afternoon tea with a friend. The menu has a great variety of desserts and goodies, all reasonably priced. Sandwiches are tasty, judging by the reaction of the diners at the nearby table. Soups are available and there is a great selection of beverages, including wines and champagnes. Service is prompt and friendly. Definitely worth the trip!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My second time here from England. A charming little tea room for us ladies that like to do lunch. Lovely food again. Just missing scones, strawberry jam and a dollop of clotted cream on the menu to go with a cup of tea ... English folk would know what I mean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Want to know what to read next? Stand by the cashier's area and all around it are the best of the best books. Weave in and out of the rooms with walls covered with book-filled shelves, grouped by genre and subject matter. Just a block or so north of downtown St. Charles' Main Street, the store and cafe are in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 N 2nd Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1912
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: 630-584-8603

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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