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Town House Books and Cafe

105 N 2nd Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1912
+1 630-584-8603
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (66 reviews)
“quiche” (37 reviews)
“soups” (46 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
105 N 2nd Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1912
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate outside and the weather was perfect! The soup and sandwich combos were creative and delicious always a favorite was too full to sample coffee and pastry maybe next trip

Thank bella6550
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here many times over the last couple of years, but I've never taken the time to write a review. We've always been very happy with the food and service. Great selection. Not your typical, boring breakfast or lunch fare, but not weird either....More

Thank VickyB1214
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in an historic part of downtown St. Charles, Town House Books and Café is a throwback to a pleasant small-town era (it refers to itself as a London or Paris-like literary café). The daily breakfast and lunch menu favors lunch (though Sunday brunch looks...More

Thank farnal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This unique little cafe with charming brick patio has an attached bookstore which is housed in an historical old house has consistently delicious food especially their soups. They will even put me on their call list when my favorite soups, lentil or three bean, are...More

Thank SpringCrocus
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Don't miss this quaint cafe with attached book shop. It's charming and cozy and the food is wonderful! Interesting menu with yummy sandwiches, quiches and homemade soups. Oh, and don't forget to try the delicious desserts including a rhubarb & berry warm tart.

Thank riversidesherry
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

A quaint spot to grab a nice breakfast or lunch. Many tea options along with expresso, and desserts. The dessert is usually a cobbler or fruit crumble. Being a meat and potatoes guy I found it interesting I prefer their salad over sandwiches. The signature...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Love to browse this "old house" for special books. After a little looking, a lunch is a good decision. Great soup and sandwiches. Always have specials. A little loud, but due to all the friendly customers. On a nice day there is outside seating.

Thank japeterson7569
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great place from a time past - so much character. Food is great - desserts are all amazing! Have never found anything missing from the selection of books. Great little place in St. Charles!

Thank F8602MPcherylg
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Had lunch a few weeks ago and must say, great little cafe. Very good food and service. Will make this a regular place to grab a bite.

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Many lovely afternoon lunches. Historic St. Charles establishment I had many wonderful meals at Town House Cafe. Delicious homemade soups and desserts. Sandwiches are tasty. Old school ambience. Great service. Quant outside patio.

Thank MaryKelley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 N 2nd Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1912
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 630-584-8603
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