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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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“lunch” (67 reviews)
“quiche” (37 reviews)
“soups” (46 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
105 N 2nd Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1912
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been here a number of times. Always crowded. During the summer months there is an adorable, outdoor patio. Food is delicious. They serve a peach iced tea that is the best. Fresh desserts everyday. Try the fruit cobbler a la mode!

Thank Rudypup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cutest little book store and lunch place. You can walk all the little nooks and crannies of the book store while waiting to be seated. Lunch is yummy. The soups are all homemade and different every day. They are noted for their Apricot Chicken...More

Thank cmsmoot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so looking forward to having breakfast with friends that we don't get to see that often. Heard that Town House Books and Cafe was cute, quaint and good but it just lived up to the first two adjectives. Cafe is located in quaint...More

Thank tlb159
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Adore this place! Have had many a breakfast and lunch here. Staff are wonderful, food is delicious and there's such a wide variety to chose from. If it's busy when you arrive, just put your name down and browse the bookstore. You'll feel so relaxed...More

Thank Jondanmax
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We ate outside and the weather was perfect! The soup and sandwich combos were creative and delicious always a favorite was too full to sample coffee and pastry maybe next trip

Thank bella6550
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We've eaten here many times over the last couple of years, but I've never taken the time to write a review. We've always been very happy with the food and service. Great selection. Not your typical, boring breakfast or lunch fare, but not weird either....More

Thank VickyB1214
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Located in an historic part of downtown St. Charles, Town House Books and Café is a throwback to a pleasant small-town era (it refers to itself as a London or Paris-like literary café). The daily breakfast and lunch menu favors lunch (though Sunday brunch looks...More

Thank farnal
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This unique little cafe with charming brick patio has an attached bookstore which is housed in an historical old house has consistently delicious food especially their soups. They will even put me on their call list when my favorite soups, lentil or three bean, are...More

Thank SpringCrocus
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Don't miss this quaint cafe with attached book shop. It's charming and cozy and the food is wonderful! Interesting menu with yummy sandwiches, quiches and homemade soups. Oh, and don't forget to try the delicious desserts including a rhubarb & berry warm tart.

Thank riversidesherry
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

A quaint spot to grab a nice breakfast or lunch. Many tea options along with expresso, and desserts. The dessert is usually a cobbler or fruit crumble. Being a meat and potatoes guy I found it interesting I prefer their salad over sandwiches. The signature...More

Thank Joshua B
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Response from Young3too | Reviewed this property |
Never made reservations but go early small parking lot
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Restaurant Details

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