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Colonial Cafe

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1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
+1 630-584-4647
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Geneva, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've eaten at the Colonial Cafe several times. What made my last trip there excellent was the waitress, Tia. She is phenomenal! Not only was she getting orders in and food out quickly at a busy time of day, but she was also engaging with her customers, including my husband and me. I've been going out to eat for close... More 

Thank tks617
Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch which was great nothing fancy but very good food. The service was good they had a huge menu and some fabulous looking ice cream treats you can also have all day breakfast which is sometimes just what you want. We would defiantly recommend this place and will eat there next time in St Charles.👍

Thank TAB2234
Warren, Michigan
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Right next door to the Best Western hotel. We had a great breakfast one Sunday following a concert the night before. Both of our choices were awesome - so good we ate everything on our plates. I'm kind of a coffee snob and they served up much better than average coffee, too. I'd eat here again.

Thank rfross
Saint Charles, Illinois
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

About the biggest menu I have ever seen. Great place for whopping large breakfasts, nice tasty lunches, and good old "comfort food" the rest of the day. By the way their ice cream sundaes and malts will send you to the moon. Very reasonably priced for the portions you get. Not a fancy place but just good old down home... More 

Thank Kevin M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding, Took the Grandkids. Breakfast all day if that is what you want. Famous for ice cream and what they call the kitchen sink filled with goodies.

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Valparaiso, IN
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

They have a large breakfast menu. The food and service are always good. I order the crepes every time we go!

Thank mosika
Cloverdale, Indiana
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Came in just to get ice cream and ended up eating dinner instead. My wife enjoyed the Friday Fish and fries with a bowl of cheese soup. They serve breakfast all day, so I went with the Cinnamon Roll French Toast...no syrup needed! It was fantastic, but no crazy rich--just right! We also tried the pretzel appetizer---huge and very tasty,... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Great food. Comfortable, clean. Love all the old photo's, original equipment used is on display. Our server, Jeff was fantastic!!

Thank 707afw707
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We first visited Colonial Cafe back in the early 90's when it had a Geneva location. Lots of great memories at Colonial over the years. Today, the patty melt's bread was slightly burned and the grease it's seared in is unpleasant. It'll be hard to come back other than for an ice cream treat for the kids.

Thank Laurie A
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast is good Lots of variety to pick from Service is good Lunch so so depending what u ordered Good parking Waitress friendly More crowded weekends But the ice cream is the best!!!

Thank fificody

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 630-584-4647
Specialties 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 Cheesy Bacon Mac & Cheese, Meatloaf Baked Fresh Daily, Bruschetta Chicken, just to name a few! Ice Cream: Classic Ice Cream Sundaes, scoops, Shakes, and of course the world famous Kitchen Sink! Great for after dinner or just for dessert! **We keep our traditional dishes all year round, but in addition to those we also offer special different options during each season! 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?