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

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quaint & cozy girls lunch

This a a great place for a girls visit luncheon.The service was excellent, the food was great and the dessert was yummy.A nice variety of soups, salads (whole or half-portion), sandwiches, quiche and desserts. The house salad (half-portion) was a bed of very nice salad greens topped with goat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Janesville, United States
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Janesville, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This a a great place for a girls visit luncheon.The service was excellent, the food was great and the dessert was yummy.A nice variety of soups, salads (whole or half-portion), sandwiches, quiche and desserts. The house salad (half-portion) was a bed of very nice salad greens topped with goat cheese, bacon, cranberries & toasted pecans. It was more than I... More 

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Wheaton
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed my meal and eating on the deck out back. The service from our server was great, however owner seemed very eager to move people in and out quickly. He came by and snatched the check before we even had settled the bill amongst ourselves. Had to call him back a couple times before he acknowledged us so we could... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

When I'm home it's a tradition to go to Town house books and cafe. It's in old town St. Charles. They have a regular menu cold & hot sandwiches and salads. There is a chalkboard with daily specials soups, quiche and deserts. The board changes daily. There is a small coffee & tea bar. The place only has maybe 10... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Town House Cafe is popular, so you may have a while to wait for a table (or you can call ahead for carry out), but it's attached to Town House Books, which is a great place to spend time while you're waiting! I would definitely recommend it if you're visiting STC or have a day off/long lunch break. The vegetarian... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

What could be better than going to an independent bookshop but going to one that also serves lunch? I love meeting friends here for lunch. In the summer it is especially nice to sit outside under the shade trees on the patio. I love all their quiches of the day as well as their sandwiches. The flourless chocolate cake with... More 

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Addison, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Town house cafe is a quaint little restaurant in St. Charles, Il....speciality is their daily quiche and soups ....every day a different menu....my daughters and I love going their once a month....Service is outstanding and always great food...

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Fabulous soups and sandwiches! In the summer they have a quaint outdoor patio, which is charming. Friendly and fast service. Did I mention desserts? Fabulous, too. The open-face tuna melt sandwich is my favorite. I like the soups so much, If I want soup, I get the combo: half veggie sandwich on pumpernickel with soup - yummy. It gets a... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love this restaurant / book store combo. The food is excellent, coffee is great (important for breakfast) and the staff has always been quick and friendly. It a great place to go with a friend or two, browse for a few books, and get a light lunch or breakfast. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Town House Books and Cafe presents are unique combination of books to browse and food to satisfy. Dining is always a pleasure with the ingredients always fresh and extremely well prepared. Some of the best soups anywhere!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I go here for lunch a few times a month. There are hot and cold sandwiches and salads on the menu. They also have a rotating menu of desserts. The food is delicious. They have a wonderful peach iced tea. There is also wine on the menu. The sandwiches are delicious! My favorites are the open-faced tuna melt and the... 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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