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Meli Cafe

#395 of 7,676 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
West Loop
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301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
+1 312-454-0748
Today
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Golden, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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!

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USA
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190 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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154 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went to Meli on Halstead for breakfast with friends. The staff there made us feel comfortable and at home - although it was my first time there, felt like a 'local' frequent visitor. I like to go back for Sunday late morning coffee and breakfast.

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Trumbull
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130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We ate here twice while in Chicago-" brunch" at their very pleasant outdoor seating & inside the next day. The food was excellent, but the service, like others have noted, could have been better. Requests like extra syrup, for example, are received with a smile, but very slowly fulfilled. The second day, we were finished & waiting for our check,... More 

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Monrovia, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Our family was on vacation in Chicago. We had two breakfasts in three days at Meli Cafe. We couldn't order one of everything the first time, so went back to enjoy other tasty and healthy options. Great choices for health nuts and foodies. Would go back in a flash.

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New York, United States
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Fabulous vegan breakfast options at this cafe. Great coffee as well as smoothies and juices. Try the vegan polenta pancakes they are wonderful!!

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Thank Carmen Leonor S
Pennsylvania
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178 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The Meli Cafe came up as a recommendation on Google Maps. Glad we took it's advice. They have indoor and outdoor seating, so we chose to eat outside. The choices were abundant. I tried the crepes. They were wonderful. Everyone in the group tried something different, and they all raved about their selections. The portions were large. The service was... More 

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Ohio
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This place is the bomb! We make it a point to eat breakfast here whenever we visit Chi Town. The menu is eclectic and everything is home made and fresh. We had the Avacado Toast and it was to die for. 2 pieces of home made bread, guacamole/avocado spread, 2 poached eggs plopped on top w/ a chipotle aioli, corn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 15:00
Monday
06:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 15:00
Thursday
06:00 - 15:00
Friday
06:00 - 15:00
Saturday
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
  • 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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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