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Meli Cafe

#375 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Loop
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301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5438
+1 312-454-0748
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want a huge selection of delicious well prepared breakfast plates, this is your place. Located in Greek Town, Meli will start your day off with fresh juices, coffee, and great dishes.

Lincoln, Nebraska
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151 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a hard time deciding what I was going to have. Everything seemed so amazing. the best local and fresh ingredients. I settled on the polenta pancakes. that were gluten free and vegan. They were served with honey and berries. Absolutely delicious. Great atmosphere. Wonderful service. Cool trendy area town. Great place to go for a walk before and... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Went to Meli on Halstead for breakfast with friends. The staff there made us feel comfortable and at home - although it was my first time there, felt like a 'local' frequent visitor. I like to go back for Sunday late morning coffee and breakfast.

Thank tcmerge
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We ate here twice while in Chicago-" brunch" at their very pleasant outdoor seating & inside the next day. The food was excellent, but the service, like others have noted, could have been better. Requests like extra syrup, for example, are received with a smile, but very slowly fulfilled. The second day, we were finished & waiting for our check,... More 

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Monrovia, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Our family was on vacation in Chicago. We had two breakfasts in three days at Meli Cafe. We couldn't order one of everything the first time, so went back to enjoy other tasty and healthy options. Great choices for health nuts and foodies. Would go back in a flash.

Thank SoCalAnne78
New York, United States
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous vegan breakfast options at this cafe. Great coffee as well as smoothies and juices. Try the vegan polenta pancakes they are wonderful!!

Thank Carmen Leonor S
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176 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The Meli Cafe came up as a recommendation on Google Maps. Glad we took it's advice. They have indoor and outdoor seating, so we chose to eat outside. The choices were abundant. I tried the crepes. They were wonderful. Everyone in the group tried something different, and they all raved about their selections. The portions were large. The service was... More 

Thank caribbeantraveler91
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

This place is the bomb! We make it a point to eat breakfast here whenever we visit Chi Town. The menu is eclectic and everything is home made and fresh. We had the Avacado Toast and it was to die for. 2 pieces of home made bread, guacamole/avocado spread, 2 poached eggs plopped on top w/ a chipotle aioli, corn... More 

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new york
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

You will not be able to decide what to get, but whatever it is you can share it. Huge portions. It literally was the best French Toast I've ever eaten. Went back the next day for eggs - also huge and delicious. My only complaint is they didn't have regular tea (meaning Lipton kind\English Breakfast etc) Kind of strange, but... More 

Thank skigal8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Had a shoulder of lamb that was excellent, tender, and very tasty. Lots of fresh vegetables on the side with excellent service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Greek
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5438
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-454-0748

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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