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Town House Books and Cafe

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105 N 2nd Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1912
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All of their ingredients are more high end, use gouda instead of chedder. I have had their blue cheese bisque soup and it is so rich and creamy, I just love it, Their quiche is also cheesy and out sanding as is the fresh fruit, The staff is very friendly and service is fast. They almost treat you like family.

Thank Susan W
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely surroundings,great place for lunch. Delicious salads,nice place to meet a friend for lunch. The milkshakes were awesome!

Thank bernerscotty
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small and always jammed for lunch. The menu is soups and sandwiches and salads. They have the best peach iced tea, as well as serve beer and wine. The open faced, avocado tuna melt is my favorite. Everyday they have a selection of homemade desserts. In the summer, there is a small outdoor patio that is shaded and simply lovely.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just the perfect peaceful restaurant to spontaneously run in to on a rainy afternoon. Great sandwiches with wonderful flavor. Coffee was smooth and soothing. We will be back again soon.

Thank Amy I
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few times and I always love the experience! The food is fresh and always tastes great, they also have a good espresso bar. Don't skip dessert. Service is wonderful as well. I love the interior decor of the café and the bookstore is so eclectic.

Thank Jessie K
Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of best Hummus I've ever had - their delicious platter includes kalamata olives, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers and super crunchy fresh bread - makes a perfect Summertime lunch! Their Apricot-Chicken salad on greens or as a sandwich is another all time favorite and really good homemade soup. Fresh made - truly something for everyone. They have a lovely secluded patio... More 

Thank Lisa W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this quaint, literary cafe. Wonderful lunch. Had the Tuna-Herb sandwich. Touch of Dill put the sand which over the top.

Thank Doug A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy environment & good food! Nice place to meet before walking along the river & through downtown St. Charles.

Thank Suzie P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seating iin the courtyard patio is very nice.Salads and sandwiches top notch...Don't forget to take a homemade scone along. /There are always several to choose from.

Thank Jon H
Saint Charles, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I buy books there often. Once I found a book of Ambrose Bierce hiding in a corner. (This is something you could actually do.) When I brought the book to the front, the owner said, "Really? I'd forgotten we even had that book here. If must have been waiting for you." Of course, I brought that home with me and... More 

Thank kbrewner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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

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