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Blue Max

26 Lathrop Ave, Forest Park, Illinois, Forest Park, IL 60130-1009
+1 708-366-9224
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“scones” (5 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
26 Lathrop Ave, Forest Park, Illinois, Forest Park, IL 60130-1009
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The first 2 times going there I get a Eggs Benedict with Chorizo that was cold and the eggs were not properly poached, they were hard. The waitress apologized and brought a $10 of coupon which I appreciated. I went back a second time and...More

Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 10 May 2018

I am a loyal costumer of this place, perhaps for 10 years, every time I have family or friends visiting, I take them there! The scones are delicious and the coffee very tasty. Very friendly and great staff.

Thank fridatahia
Reviewed 13 March 2018

After 3 bad experiences, I think I'm done with this place. THE WORST of the experiences was this past weekend when there was a hair on my food when it was delivered to the table. I tried to usher a food runner over, but got...More

Thank Brichael16
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Four of us ladies came here for a late breakfast early lunch and everything we had was delicious from the eggs, pancakes, French toast and the roasted potatoes. Good portion. Good service and lots of coffee refills. Great for families.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Love the vibe here-- such a cute coffee shop and brunch place that very much still feels like the old house it used to be. They have all sorts of local art and announcements in the entryway when you come in. And if there's a...More

Thank ajhorse21
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We wanted to try someplace other than ***buxx for Sunday coffee and found this lovely lively cafe. The cafe is in a big old house and it was hopping on a Sunday morning. Families and couples all coming for breakfast. We just had beautiful hot...More

Thank LeBonVieTravels
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The Blue Max is advertised as a "relaxed coffee shop" that is open from 6:45 to 3 Monday through Friday and 8 to 3 Saturday and Sunday. Well, the breakfast menu is as good as advertised. But don't forget lunch. There are at least two...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent coffee, breakfasts and desserts. I partcularly enjoy the Dever/Western omlettes. Fast and friendly service.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Extremely polite servers. Eggs benedict with a twist, try the Mexican version. Good bacon waffles with berries. Good coffee.

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Blue Max is great. It used to be excellent and the owners/staff used to really care about the quality/variety of food and upkeep of the building. Coffee is excellent, so are the parties. They have had the exact same menu for several years no and...More

Thank 97artf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Lathrop Ave, Forest Park, Illinois, Forest Park, IL 60130-1009
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Forest Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-366-9224
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