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Town House Books and Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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CHAPTER ONE: "COLD SANDWICHES"​
Served with your choice of fruit salad or chips
Bread choices: sourdough, whole wheat multigmin, pumpernickel or crusty italian
$7.95
Fruit salad
Chips
Sourdough
Whole wheat multigrain
Pumpernickel
Crusty italian
Apricot Chicken
Herb-roasted chicken salad with dried apricots, celery, green onion and rosemary-dijon dressing
$7.50
Fruit salad
Chips
Sourdough
Whole wheat multigrain
Pumpernickel
Crusty italian
Tuna-Herb
Albacore tuna salad with fresh herbs, celery, onion and lemon mayonnaise
$8.50
Fruit salad
Chips
Sourdough
Whole wheat multigrain
Pumpernickel
Crusty italian
Town House Turkey
Herb-roasted turkey, tomato, roasted red onion, avocado, lettuce, smoked mozzarella and spicy mayo
$8.95
Fruit salad
Chips
Sourdough
Whole wheat multigrain
Pumpernickel
Crusty italian
Town House Club
Herb-roasted turkey, ham, bacon, cucumber, tomato, red onion, roasted red pepper, swiss, cheddar and honey-mustard
$7.25
Fruit salad
Chips
Sourdough
Whole wheat multigrain
Pumpernickel
Crusty italian
Vegetable Club
Avocado,​ cucumber, mushroom, tomato, sprouts, carrot slaw, red onion and goat cheese
$5.95
Fruit salad
Chips
Sourdough
Whole wheat multigrain
Pumpernickel
Crusty italian
Egg Salad
Fresh egg salad made with red pepper, celery, mayo and dijon
For the prices listed above in chapter one, you may opt for:
Small signature salad $+1.50
Big bowl of soup $+1.50
½ Cold Sandwich and Cup of Soup
Choice of chips or fruit salad
CHAPTER TWO: "HOT SANDWICHES"​
Served with your choice of fruit salad or chips
$8.95
Fruit salad
Chips
Avocado Tuna Melt
Albacore​ tuna salad with avocado, tomato, havarti dill cheese, dijon and mayo, served open-faced on pumpernickel
$8.50
Fruit salad
Chips
Ham and Cheese Melt
Smoked ham, swiss, cheddar, tomato, red onion, roasted red pepper, mayo and dijon, served open-faced on grilled sourdough
$8.50
Fruit salad
Chips
Hummus Melt
Our homemade hummus with avocado, tomato, mushroom, red onion, roasted red pepper, carrot slaw, sliced kalamata olives and swiss cheese, served open-faced on whole wheat multigrain
$7.50
Fruit salad
Chips
Florentine Melt
Sauteed spinach and onion, mushroom, tomato, goat cheese and dijon on pumpernickel
$8.95
Fruit salad
Chips
Apple Roast Pork
Mustard-roasted pork loin grilled with granny smith apple, swiss cheese, roasted red onion and dijon on raisin bread
$8.95
Fruit salad
Chips
Town House Reuben
Corned beef, pickled red cabbage, gouda cheese and herb buttermilk ranch on pumpernickel
$8.75
Fruit salad
Chips
Spinach Turkey
Herb-roasted turkey, sauteed spinach and onion, tomato, mushroom, havarti dill cheese, dijon and mayo on sourdough
$9.25
Fruit salad
Chips
Beef and Bleu
Lean​ choice roast beef with bleu cheese, tomato, red onion and dill horseradish sauce on pumpernickel
$8.75
Fruit salad
Chips
Tom's Turkey Reuben
Herb-roasted turkey, pickled red cabbage, gouda cheese and herb buttermilk ranch on pumpernickel
CHAPTER THREE: "FRESH SALADS"​
Small $5.50
Large $8.50
Spicy buttermilk ranch
Raspberry-poppy seed and herb vinaigrette
Town House "Signature" Salad
Fresh mixed greens with dried cranberries, bacon, crumbled bleu cheese, toasted pecans and spicy buttermilk ranch dressing
$9.95
Spicy buttermilk ranch
Raspberry-poppy seed and herb vinaigrette
The "Book Club" Salad
Ham, turkey, bacon, avocado, roasted red pepper, tomato, red onion, cucumber and crumbled bleu cheese on fresh mixed greens with your choice of dressing
Small $3.95
Large $6.95
Spicy buttermilk ranch
Raspberry-poppy seed and herb vinaigrette
Mixed Greens Salad
With tomato, cucumber, mushroom, red onion, carrot slaw, sprouts, homemade croutons and your choice of dressing
$7.95
Spicy buttermilk ranch
Raspberry-poppy seed and herb vinaigrette
Apricot Chicken Salad
Two scoops of our apricot chicken salad on mixed greens with your choice of dressing
$7.50
Spicy buttermilk ranch
Raspberry-poppy seed and herb vinaigrette
Tuna-Herb Salad
Two scoops of our albacore tuna salad on mixed greens with your choice of dressing
Small $5.95
Large $8.95
Spicy buttermilk ranch
Raspberry-poppy seed and herb vinaigrette
Hummus Plate
Our homemade hummus with fresh vegetables, kalamata olives and toasted whole wheat multigrain bread
WRITER'S WORKSHOP​
Create your own sandwich served with your choice of fruit salad or chips
Bread choices: sourdough, whole wheat multigrain, pumpernickel or crusty italian
$7.25
Roast Turkey
$7.00
Roast Pork
$6.50
Smoked Ham
$7.50
Corned Beef
$7.50
Roast Beef
$6.75
Bacon
Applewood-smoked
$5.75
Without Meat
Mayonnaise
HOT BEVERAGES​
We proudly serve allegro coffee and espresso
(Organic soymilk, add.50)
$2.25
Organic soymilk $+0.50
Small $+0.30
Large $+0.60
Fresh Brewed Coffee
$2.50
$3.95
Organic soymilk $+0.50
Small $+0.30
Large $+0.60
Cappuccino
$1.95
Organic soymilk $+0.50
Small $+0.30
Large $+0.60
Cafe Americano
$2.50
$3.95
Organic soymilk $+0.50
Small $+0.30
Large $+0.60
Latte
$1.75
Organic soymilk $+0.50
Small $+0.30
Large $+0.60
Espresso
$2.75
$4.25
Organic soymilk $+0.50
Small $+0.30
Large $+0.60
Mocha Latte
$2.75
Organic soymilk $+0.50
Small $+0.30
Large $+0.60
Double Espresso
$2.25
$3.25
Organic soymilk $+0.50
Small $+0.30
Large $+0.60
Chai Tea Latte
COLD BEVERAGES​
$2.25
Lemonade
$2.25
Iced Tea
$1.95
$2.95
Orange Juice
$2.25
Iced Coffee
$1.95
$2.95
Cranberry Juice
$3.75
Iced Latte
$1.95
$2.95
Tomato Juice
$3.95
Iced Mocha
$2.25
Martinelli's Apple Juice
$1.95
Milk
2% or skim
HOMEMADE DESSERTS​
Please see our specials board for a listing of today's desserts
Flavors may vary seasonally
$1.95
One Scoop
$3.25
Two Scoops
$4.25
Ice Cream Float
RED WINES​
$8.50
$34.00
Raymond Estates R Collection 2007, Napa Valley, Ca
Full and fruit forward, red cherry, raspberry, chocolate, spice and a toasty vanilla finish
$6.50
$26.00
Oxford Landing 2010, South Australia
Rich and full, with red berry and licorice flavors, smooth tannins, succulent finish
$7.50
$30.00
Peirano Estate 2009, Lodi, Ca
Blackberry, rich, ripe black cherry, sweet oak and white pepper, supple tannins
$5.95
Red Wine Sangria
Served over ice with fresh orange delicious
WHITE WINES​
$7.50
$30.00
Hess 2010, Monterey, California
Refreshing tropical fruit, vanilla, green apple, light oak, good acidity
$8.50
$34.00
Dry Creek 2011, Sonoma County, California
Crisp, dry, tropical fruit aromas and citrus flavors with a touch of grassiness
$7.50
$30.00
Cesari Due Torri 2011, Delle Venezie, Italy
Lush and fruity, citrus and nectarine with a hint of almond
$6.50
$26.00
Kiona 2010, Washington State
Floral aromas, slightly sweet apricot, honey and peach, a touch of effervescence
$6.00
$30.00
Jean Paul Trocadero Brut NV, France
Light bodied, predominant pear flavors and a hint of sweet melon
$6.00
Champagne Mimosa
Orange juice and champagne refreshing
BEERS​
$2.95
Miller Lite
$2.95
Miller Genuine Draft
$3.95
Blue Moon Ale
$3.95
Amstel Light
$3.95
Sam Adams Lager
$4.25
Guinness Stout
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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All reviews brunch quiche soups tuna melt salad clam chowder bread chicken book store cafe attached unique cafe nice lunch home made cozy atmosphere save room for dessert outside patio i've eaten
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is well prepared but restaurant can often be very busy. However, it is next to creaky, wooden floored book store to browse while you wait.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Rose B
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Incredible food. Love to eat outside on their patio weather permitting. Never had anything from their kitchen I didn’t love. Always have a hard time selecting what to eat - as all options are yummy. Love to see a thriving bookstore with a CAFE! So...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank askdrskip
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Lovely ladies luncheon. A great place to meet with friends. Soups, salads and sandwiches - warm friendly service - always a busy place.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank D0nna911
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Great food and a cozy atmosphere at an eclectic bookstore hidden just off the main strip in a historic river town!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lovetravel350
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

We stop in for lunch generally on the weekends around once a month. The restaurant is a really cute converted home with a bookstore attached. If you have a couple of hours, enjoy browsing in the bookstore and have a nice lunch. Terrific sandwiches and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dawnlkmartinez
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Quaint atmosphere, delicious food and a wonderful book store to browse while you wait! The best lunch restaurant in the Fox Valley!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Debra H
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Great Place... Was here on Saturday and had the 1/2 sandwich and soup... the Clam Chowder and the chicken salad were excellent... 7.95. Wife had the chicken vegetable rice. and 1/2 sandwich, they smoked turkey club... also excellent...7.95 Restaurant and Book Store in an old...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank paul30
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Town House Books and Cafe has delicious homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. It is always impossible to choose just one. It is a great cafe and a great opportunity to support a local book seller. Absolutely fantastic! Oh- try the banana chocolate chip bread...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank MMaki11
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Great place to meet a friend for lunch - especially in warm weather months when you can eat outdoors in the outdoor cafe. Go early or eat a later lunch as seating is limited and because it’s so good - it fills up quickly. My...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank karenmL9212XA
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

My family and I continue to enjoy Townhouse! The menu diverse and well executed every time we visit. The soups, the quiche, the salads etc.... the staff in the cafeteria is very friendly and Sarah and Heidi always provide great recommendations in the bookstore!

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank STCFlyer
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Talkinghands22
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They do not take reservations. You can call ahead if you have a large party I do believe.
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