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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 good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“quiche” (40 reviews)
“soups” (49 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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105 N 2nd Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1912
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister, Mom, and I went there for lunch and had wonderful soups and salads, especially the home made dressings. I also had a chai latte that was terrific. Great atmosphere!!

Thank Miragraham
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Good environment to spend time with a friend. My wife and I have enjoyed time together there and taken our kids to look at Childrens books.

Thank Keith D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Super cute place, independently owned and so cute! Good quality of food and coffees and beverages with lots of areas to rest and relax and eat. Its a very cool concept and everyone seems to look happy in this place and you need to be...More

Thank Candy S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

My family and I had a fabulous brunch at Town House today! I had the apple and onion quiche with a side fruit salad. The quiche was delicious. My son had the turkey sandwich which was prepared just the way he asked. My husband had...More

Thank mainelover99
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

What could be better? An iconic independent book store in St. Charles coupled with delicious food! Buy a good book and linger over a cup of soup.

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Celebrated my wife's birthday today with lunch at Town House Books & Cafe. Very pleasant experience. Good food. Good atmosphere.

Thank twokamprs
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We love Townhouse. Great place to eat, grab a coffee, and pick-up the the latest book. Super close to all that Saint Charles has to offer; a great in-town stop.

Thank lrice2016
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Great chicken salad sandwich and egg salad sandwich. Beautiful day for dining al fresco. Cute bookstore along with great food. Nice staff. We'll go back.

Thank Reimer666
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with my family on a Saturday afternoon. Weather was beautiful so we sat outside. Typical cafe foods - sandwiches and salads. Excellent iced tea. I got the apricot chicken salad, my husband got the reuben. Both were delicious! And they are...More

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is the first place we think of on a beautiful summer day [the tranquil and shaded back patio will be open] or a blustery winter day [the soups in the cozy dining room will warm you]. It is a popular place on weekends, but...More

Thank STCFlyer
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8 May 2017|
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Response from mjohnston12 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations. You can call ahead if you have a large party I do believe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
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
  • E-mail
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