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105 N 2nd Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1912
630-584-8603
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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
Most recent review
Great lunch spot with the girls.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Teeparty42
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Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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33 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Love this place for a casual breakfast or lunch. Inside can be a bit noisy for me, but outside seating is quaint and devine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wonderful place for lunch. Soups are excellent, sandwiches are tasty and fresh. The desserts are a must. Stop in you will not be sorry you did.

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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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