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Buttermilk Cafe

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7 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134-4511
+1 630-845-0820
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“pancakes” (34 reviews)
“potatoes” (20 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134-4511
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed across the street from this darling little breakfast place - this place is exploding on a weekend morning- we tried 2 days to eat there but later found out they do not take Open Table reservations or any except on their app -...More

Thank pickEeater13
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great brunch spot for girlfriends or family. We love the biscuits and gravy. Also tried the French omelette. It was good, but the honey biscuit that came with it was amazing. Also love that they bring you a pot of coffee!

Thank Margie F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must say I was pleasantly surprised I took my boyfriend out for his birthday breakfast on a recommendation from my niece. This restaurant is very cute and the personnel is very friendly, our wait time was maybe about two minutes. We ordered the Belgian...More

Thank lulagirl2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met a girlfriend here for brunch, and was amazed by all of the original recipes and fun pairings on their menu! My omelet was the fluffiest omelet I have ever been served - and the goat cheese made it so creamy. We ordered a...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This food was incredible. Breakfast is unfortunately a meal overlooked by far too many restaurants. Buttermilk always has a wait because it is no secret just how good their food is. They have an okay app through Yelp that allows you to "get in line"...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time my family and I went to Buttermilk. We went on Sunday, and it was very busy. We were told there was an hour and a half wait. We put in our names and went to the nearby farmer’s market. We...More

Thank Eric N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for breakfast with very good food and quantities of it. We've had their omelets and pancakes and a few other things for breakfast or lunch there. It's always been good.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent restaurant for breakfast. The menu was inventive, the pancakes were great, and my no yolk eggs whites were excellent. Service was good. Great location in downtown Geneva. Parking lot in the back.

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It seems every time we decide to go to breakfast we find ourselves here. The food is great, we've had a variety of things from benedicts and skillets to french toast and waffles. I do find the pancakes to be slightly sweet and dry but...More

Thank Conrad B
Reviewed August 7, 2018

It has been a while since we returned and this place is still at the top of our breakfast places. Friendly and happy servers, excellent food and quick service. People do mention high priced, but sometimes atmosphere and quality are worth a little extra.

Thank BillC61152
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August 21, 2016|
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Response from ame079 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was a small menu for vegan and GF. I think like oatmeal bowls things like that. And there is a veggie sandwich. They are good at substituting things as well.
May 17, 2016|
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Response from JPH7916 | Reviewed this property |
No first come first served
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 W State St, Geneva, IL 60134-4511
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 630-845-0820
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