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Colonial Cafe

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1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
+1 630-584-4647
Today
05:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 05:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 05:30 - 23:00
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Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch which was great nothing fancy but very good food. The service was good they had a huge menu and some fabulous looking ice cream treats you can also have all day breakfast which is sometimes just what you want. We would defiantly recommend this place and will eat there next time in St Charles.👍

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Thank TAB2234
Warren, Michigan
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Right next door to the Best Western hotel. We had a great breakfast one Sunday following a concert the night before. Both of our choices were awesome - so good we ate everything on our plates. I'm kind of a coffee snob and they served up much better than average coffee, too. I'd eat here again.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

About the biggest menu I have ever seen. Great place for whopping large breakfasts, nice tasty lunches, and good old "comfort food" the rest of the day. By the way their ice cream sundaes and malts will send you to the moon. Very reasonably priced for the portions you get. Not a fancy place but just good old down home... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding, Took the Grandkids. Breakfast all day if that is what you want. Famous for ice cream and what they call the kitchen sink filled with goodies.

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Valparaiso, IN
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

They have a large breakfast menu. The food and service are always good. I order the crepes every time we go!

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Cloverdale, Indiana
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Came in just to get ice cream and ended up eating dinner instead. My wife enjoyed the Friday Fish and fries with a bowl of cheese soup. They serve breakfast all day, so I went with the Cinnamon Roll French Toast...no syrup needed! It was fantastic, but no crazy rich--just right! We also tried the pretzel appetizer---huge and very tasty,... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great food. Comfortable, clean. Love all the old photo's, original equipment used is on display. Our server, Jeff was fantastic!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We first visited Colonial Cafe back in the early 90's when it had a Geneva location. Lots of great memories at Colonial over the years. Today, the patty melt's bread was slightly burned and the grease it's seared in is unpleasant. It'll be hard to come back other than for an ice cream treat for the kids.

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Thank Laurie A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Breakfast is good Lots of variety to pick from Service is good Lunch so so depending what u ordered Good parking Waitress friendly More crowded weekends But the ice cream is the best!!!

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Huntley, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Took my wife to Colonial Cafe for the anniversary of our first date. Surprised with the modern appearance of the restaurant. Also the menu seemed to be updated, including wine and beer selection - it was an ice cream parlor before. The manager was very cordial and helpful, the server, Tia, was pleasant, helpful, and cordial as well. And the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
05:30 - 22:00
Monday
05:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
05:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
05:30 - 22:00
Thursday
05:30 - 22:00
Friday
05:30 - 23:00
Saturday
05:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 630-584-4647
Description
Specialties Breakfast: Variety of Omelettes, Skillets, Benedits, Crepes, French Toast, Pancakes and More! Lunch: Take a bite from our large selection of delicious Sandwiches, Salads and Burgers! Dinner: Try our homestyle dinners including Cheesy Bacon Mac & Cheese, Meatloaf Baked Fresh Daily, Bruschetta Chicken, just to name a few! Ice Cream: Classic Ice Cream Sundaes, scoops, Shakes, and of course the world famous Kitchen Sink! Great for after dinner or just for dessert! **We keep our traditional dishes all year round, but in addition to those we also offer special different options during each season! Catering: We offer a selection of catering options for Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch! Great for parties and meetings. Free Large Party Rooms Available! See your local Colonial Cafe for Fundraising Opportunities

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