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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Charming place with comfort food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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Illinois City, Illinois
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56 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I've eaten here numerous times with friends. Each time I am disappointed. The food isn't anything special. The servers always seem rushed. I don't think they have enough staff. A turkey sandwich with chips should not be 8.95. While the sandwich was good, it wasn't any better than anywhere else I have had a turkey sandwich. I do enjoy the... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This place is so unique. The décor is nostalgic and a book store is attached. When we arrived there were people sitting outside waiting for their table, but it took very little time for us to be called. Our waiter was informative and efficient. We really enjoined the lunch we ordered. The atmosphere is relaxing and casual. A terrific place... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My daughter and I decided to eat here on a Sunday afternoon and here it what we discovered: Pros: -Attached to a bookstore, so while you are waiting for a seat you can browse -adorable location in downtown St. Charles -the sandwiches (my daughter got the turkey, and I got the tuna melt with avocado) were delicious Cons: -it appears... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Town House Books and Cafe is a unique and wonderful place to revisit time and time again. The food is consistently excellent and the desserts are sublime. The Sunday brunch is a family favorite. Not to be missed!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Our son brought us to Saint Charles and surrounding areas for a day trip. We had morning tea at this cafe and returned later for lunch. The service was excellent and the desserts and other food were delicious. We were pleased to have found this little tucked away place. The prices were very reasonable too.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The place to be for lunch. Neat surroundings with bookstore, easy to get to, and good food and service. Highly reccomended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I really enjoyed the Sunday brunch. If the weather is nice, the patio makes this place even better.

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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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