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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Get away from the Franchises!

I've lived in St. Charles for over 30 years and it wasn't until a year ago that I had the chance to have lunch at the cafe. Wow what I was missing! What a nice change from the franchises all over town. The food is home made and healthy and the staff is great. It's become my favorite lunch spot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Pat F
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've lived in St. Charles for over 30 years and it wasn't until a year ago that I had the chance to have lunch at the cafe. Wow what I was missing! What a nice change from the franchises all over town. The food is home made and healthy and the staff is great. It's become my favorite lunch spot.

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Thank Pat F
Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have had many tasty lunches here over the years and have always been more than happy. Their soup and sandwich combinations are great, and the selection of delicious desserts will satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. Please be sure to browse the book store that adjoins the cafe - it is small, but mighty! It is also a terrific place to... More 

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Thank magsho
Saint Charles, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Forget the big box bookstore franchises. Towne House Books has great service, great "homemade" food, you feel like you're visiting old friends. If the ítem you need isn't on the shelf; they go out of their way to find it. They remember my name when I walk in. Love this place! You will too.

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Thank Rosa C
Saint Charles, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I chanced upon this spot when my daughter wanted to got to the attached bookstore. We had lunch, great soups and sandwiches. Will be adding this as a go to spot.

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Thank bmmwyo
Wheaton, Illinois
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What else does anywhere need but books & coffee!! Lovely eclectic bookstore & really good cafe with fresh and original food & good coffee. Look no further if your in or near St. Charles!

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Thank AnthonyGosling
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here for coffee but were really hungry, too. The kitchen had closed by the time we got there, around 4 PM, but we were seated for coffee and dessert. The coffee came in the biggest cup I've ever seen. And the desserts were phenomenal. A really great selection. I had pineapple bread pudding and... More 

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Thank Imaprize
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I have been dining for lunch after church here for several years in all seasons. Looked especially cute today with all the lovely holiday decorations. Good service, homemade soups and delicious baked goods too.

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Thank Anita M
Oakland
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Came here for a summertime lunch and it was a lovely place for an al fresco meal. Food was great - lots of salads and sandwiches to choose from.

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Thank VeritasAzure
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I have been here many times for lunch! Its a cozy place with homemade soups, fabulous sandwich creations and even delectable teas! You gotta love the fact they sell books, old home feel and walk to the river or park! Whats better? The tuna is a favorite of mine. Bon appetite, you will be happy you did

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Thank Laura P
St. Charles, IL
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The food here is GREAT! If you like quiche, go for it. I always get the soup and sandwich. Great coffee and tea as well. After you eat stop by the bookstore and silently weep over how long its been since you stepped inside a REAL book store and look around.

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Thank Stephen G

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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