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Cafe on Main

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203 W Main St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2822
+1 815-617-2362
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07:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Mon 06:30 - 10:00
Tue - Fri 06:30 - 14:00
Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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22 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I was in there twice and once the owner was friendly and the other time she was very rude. They advertise hours but are not consistent nor reliable. Asked about gluten free items - was told they are offered only on Thursday unless special order. I pre ordered a couple dozen gluten free items for a bridal shower brunch. I... More 

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Thank Michelle D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to eat and great friendly environment. The owners are amazing. Everything is made fresh to order and is delicious! They also make specialty coffees. Great place to take the family. Our kids love love love the chocolate milk!

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Thank Joe B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Good food. Small. Not always open Early hours. And sometime for lunch never evening. Great customer care All food fresh and well prepared

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Thank dianesM2973MZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Fresh ingredients and imagination made our lunch of non-creamy potato soup and a Cuban fish sandwich consisting of grilled tilapia on garlic herb bread tasty and delightful. The decor of antiques and photos was very interesting and nicely done. Also, the wall decorations in the unisex restroom is worth the visit.

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Thank Bob S
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Absolutely worth a visit! Stopped in for lunch and was not disappointed. A decent selection of food, with breakfast options available throughout the day. I had the Killer Burrito, which ended up as one of the best breakfast burritos I've had. Small staff but fine service. Cash and check only!

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Thank Fornand1
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Happened upon this place on our way back from Starved Rock. Wife and and I both had exceptional sandwiches on the homemade bread. We loved the place.

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Thank Michael S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

I stopped in recently, not realizing that they do not accept debit or credit cards until I was ready to place an order. The proprietors graciously served me anyhow, on the house, despite my not having the ability to pay for the meal with cash, and that alone is exceptional customer service. However, the meal itself was delectable, hence the... More 

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Thank Jesse R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

The proprietor was friendly and the coffee was wonderful. I came in there not knowing what I wanted. She offered to make something for me and it was exactly what I was craving. A larger breve for a reasonable price count me in.

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Thank Aaron H
Ottawa, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

I have lived in Ottawa most of my life and although your food won't come out as fast as other places it will be good and it won't be store bought and heated up. I am always looking for a "good" place to eat that is not some franchise and this is one of them. I would expect to find... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed a great breakfast and delicious coffee on a Saturday morning. I had a bagel with the most delicious homemade veggie cream cheese that I have ever had. I also had a bowl of cinnamon oatmeal. My friend had what looked like the fluffiest omelette that I've seen, which she said was delicious. Hers was accompanied... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 10:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:00
Thursday
06:30 - 14:00
Friday
06:30 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 W Main St, Ottawa, IL 61350-2822
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-617-2362

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