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Colonial Cafe

1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
+1 630-584-4647
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Ranked #15 of 153 restaurants in Saint Charles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: American, Ice Cream, Family Fare, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: Breakfast: Variety of Omelettes, Skillets, Benedits, Crepes, French Toast, Pancakes and More! Lunch: Take a bite from our large selection of delicious Sandwiches, Salads and Burgers! Dinner: Try our homestyle dinners including Bacon Mac & Cheese, Meatloaf Baked Fresh Daily, Bruschetta Chicken, just to name a few! Ice Cream: Classic Ice Cream Sundaes and Shakes! Great for after dinner or just for dessert! Catering: We offer a selection of catering options for Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch! Great for parties and meetings. Free Large Party Rooms Available! See your local Colonial Cafe for Fundraising Opportunities!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: Breakfast: Variety of Omelettes, Skillets, Benedits, Crepes, French Toast, Pancakes and More! Lunch: Take a bite from our large selection of delicious Sandwiches, Salads and Burgers! Dinner: Try our homestyle dinners including Bacon Mac & Cheese, Meatloaf Baked Fresh Daily, Bruschetta Chicken, just to name a few! Ice Cream: Classic Ice Cream Sundaes and Shakes! Great for after dinner or just for dessert! Catering: We offer a selection of catering options for Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch! Great for parties and meetings. Free Large Party Rooms Available! See your local Colonial Cafe for Fundraising Opportunities!
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English first
Michigan
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Apparently Colonial Cafe is a regional icon, known for ice cream in particular. My companion's corned beef hash breakfast was better than most chain restaurants. The coffee was not so good.

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're glad the corned beef hash exceeded expectations. We will review with our management at the cafe about the freshness of the coffee. We hope to see you again soon next time you're in the area. Thanks, Jamie Werler jwerler@colonialcafe.com More

Mantua, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

$75 for 5 people to eat breakfast is a bit much they really get you on the drinks and they added the tip in automatically 18%

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond. It is not our policy to add tip for parties of 5. We do add tip for parties of 6 & more. We will bring this to the attention of the manager at this location. If you do visit regularly we have a email club you can join on our website for... More

superior twp, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

food was great, lots of choices. average price. my favorite was the pineapple upside down pancakes..yummy

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Shelly, Thank you for reviewing us! We're glad you like the Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes! We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Jamie Werler jwerler@colonialcafe.com More

Los Banos, California
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stopped in here for a quick breakfast. Lots of selections to choose from. Although we were seated quickly, it took awhile to get our meal! But, when it arrived, it was very good! They brought the coffee in a thermos. Thought that was a nice touch. The restaurant is much larger than it appears from the outside. The restrooms... More

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate the feedback. We hope you visit again when you're in town again. Thanks, Jamie Werler Marketing Director jwerler@colonialcafe.com More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I came with a group of 10 other people 15 minutes before closing, (not something I would recommend doing) but the manager said he would love to serve us. Service was still great. Prices were very reasonable, and the presentation of the food was great! Everything was delicious. My only issue was deciding what to have. Huge menu selection!

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Amanda, Thanks for taking the time to review us! We're glad you had a great experience it is what we strive for! We hope to see you again soon. Thank you, Jamie Werler Marketing Director jwerler@colonialcafe.com More

Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Colonial Cafe has a broad menu, with lots of choices. Everything we tried was quite excellent. It is a nice location for family members to gather, too. And their ice cream choices for dessert are great!

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're glad you enjoyed our large menu selection. We hope next time you're in town you visit us again! Sincerely, Jamie Werler Marketing Director jwerler@colonialcafe.com More

Rockford, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were in St. Charles for a baseball tournament and happened to drive by this place at lunch time. We were seated immediately and the service was very fast. We ordered breakfast platters that included, eggs, pancakes, hash browns and sausage/bacon and it was all very good. The food was served hot and there was more than enough for each... More

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Jamie W, Marketing Director at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! We're glad you had a good experience. We hope to see you again soon. We also have a location closer to you in Crystal Lake. Sincerely, Jamie Werler Marketing Director jwerler@colonialcafe.com More

San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Ask for a military discount if you qualify took 9 dollars off my bill. I love their cinnamon roll French toast, its to die for

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Jamie W, Public Relations Manager at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our St. Charles location. We're glad you enjoyed our Cinnamon Roll French Toast! It is definitely one of our favorites among all our guests! Next time you visit just so you know we serve breakfast all day long! Sincerely, Jamie Werler Marketing Director jwerler@colonialcafe.com More

Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

As a life long local, I can't imagine growing cup without Colonial. It's where my grandparents and I ate every Friday. It's where the marching band meets up after being released from half time. There's no shame in bringing your homecoming date here or having your birthday party in the back room. That being said, if you're having a short... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I had breakfast for lunch at the Randall Road restaurant, and ordered the Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes. They were served piping hot and tasting like the cake right out of the oven. "Amazing", doesn't even come close to describing them. I also enjoyed strawberry lemonade made with real strawberries. The service was very good, as well. When I declined a... More

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Jamie W, Public Relations Manager at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Sandy, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed our Seasonal Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes! They are one of my favorites as well. We hope to see you again soon and would suggest trying our Stuffed Very Berry French toast or Banana Fosters Pancakes next time you visit. Thank you, Jamie Werler Marketing Director jwerler@colonialcafe.com More

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