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Colonial Cafe

1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
+1 630-584-4647
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (34 reviews)
“banana split” (5 reviews)
“meatloaf” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1625 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2372
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in impromptu on a Saturday morning. The service was friendly and prompt. The food was great- we had a skillet and French toast. The coffee was yummy too. We had not been here since they updated their interior. Looks great!

Thank Paige_O109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a mid afternoon lunch. The service was good and friendly. We walked In and immediately noticed the floors were dirty the rugs were not clean or vacuumed. It just makes me wonder what the kitchen looks like and if there are sanitary...More

Thank mstew51987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great local cafe with wonderful breakfasts and lunches. Very good service with friendly staff. Quiet and comfortable. Good for Gluten free. Save room for excellent ice cream deserts. Go big and share the kitchen sink!

Thank Jrmmb
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

First time visit. The menu has tons of options, presentation was good, food was great. Our waitress Elizabeth was bright and friendly. The kitchen sink says "good for two or just you". Lol, 4 of us had troubles eating it. $15 is a good deal...More

Thank The_chiefs_squaw
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We just went here last night! They have a great kids menu and they also have alcohol for Mommy and Daddy plus mimosas on their breakfast menu! The prices are awesome and their menu has something for everyone. For larger families you can all get...More

Thank RippTrish
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We love it cream from Colonial. Many times we call ahead and it is ready for take out within 5 minutes. You can also eat in. They remodeled in the last year and the inside is terrific. Some of the best ice cream around!

Thank T M
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Back in the ‘70s we went here mostly for ice cream. But as they’ve added more dishes to their menu over the years, we go mainly for a meal, with ice cream for dessert. My wife had a BLT with avocado and fried egg on...More

Thank _bookworm2000
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Very busy breakfast place however the seating seems to come relatively quickly, so there isn't a great deal of waiting. The options for breakfast are very diverse and actually prepared quickly and I must say are very good. I think the pricing is a bit...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Had come to St. Charles for a wedding from Ohio, our Hotel was close to the Colonial Cafe so we decided to check it out. Four of us tried the "Kitchen Sink" ice cream, it was wonderful.

Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The original Colonial Cafe was quite small, located on State Street in downtown Geneva. This location in St. Charles is a couple of miles from the quaint downtown, but this diner still retains the superb quality and diner ambience that made the Colonial Cafe famous...More

Thank David G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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