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Meli Cafe

#361 of 7,709 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Loop
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301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5438
+1 312-454-0748
06:00 - 15:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If it wasn't across the street from office I would travel here. The food is exceptional and consistently prepared and locally sourced. Predominantly organic. Fantastic service with servers who all have bright and positively happy dispositions. The omelette and related breakfast items that are served all day result on a weekend wait that is worth it. They move the tables... More 

Thank TomTChi
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My son and I were wanting to get breakfast before leaving for home. I happened to see a review and decided to try. EVERYTHING was fantastic. Juices, ice tea, both breakfasts, clean environment, etc.... Must go

Thank 5600loveland57
Fort Myers, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good food and atmosphere. Staff and prompt. Would recommend for breakfast lovers. Menu had many choices. Option for gluten free consumers on menu

Thank das31356
Columbus, Ohio
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

If you a looking for a local spot, this is the place. The atmosphere is quiet and quaint. The variety of juices are awesome.. the portions are huge so bring your appetite. The only bad thing is that they don't split give separate checks. So you have to either use one card to split it within your team. They do... More 

Thank Freda B
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Very good for a breakfast meeting. Close to downtown, but quiet. Food and service are good and it has easy access in the morning.

Thank offlaw
Province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Meli Cafe it's a warm welcoming place for having breakfast in Chicago, probably the only one opens at 7 on Sunday morning in the neighborhood. According to American breakfast habits, I think the French toast was so big and well topped that you don't need anything else to eat for the rest of the day. Coffee as much as you... More 

Thank Isacomunication
Golden, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Cute, sunny breakfast spot with variety: fresh squeezed juices, bacon and eggs, eggs benedict, Crepes, pancakes. They accomodated gluten free request easily and had almond milk available for non-dairy. Enjoyed!

Thank melemsmith
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199 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We walked here from the Crowne Plaza down the street for a Saturday morning breakfast. Absolutely fabulous. From the warm and classy decor to the prompt and professional servers. Food is unbelievable. We ordered the pork belly eggs benedict, and the banana pancakes. One or the other would have been plenty for the two of us. Being thrifty, we opted... More 

Thank 52761
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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185 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5438
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: 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

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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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