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Meli Cafe

#397 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Loop
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301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5438
+1 312-454-0748
06:00 - 15:00
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good for a breakfast meeting. Close to downtown, but quiet. Food and service are good and it has easy access in the morning.

Thank offlaw
Province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meli Cafe it's a warm welcoming place for having breakfast in Chicago, probably the only one opens at 7 on Sunday morning in the neighborhood. According to American breakfast habits, I think the French toast was so big and well topped that you don't need anything else to eat for the rest of the day. Coffee as much as you... More 

Thank Isacomunication
Golden, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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!

Thank melemsmith
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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 

Thank 52761
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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28 reviews
17 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.

Lincoln, Nebraska
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162 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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 

Thank C001
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.

Thank tcmerge
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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 

Thank gardenweasel
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.

Thank SoCalAnne78
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!!

Thank Carmen Leonor S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5438
  • 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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