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Town House Books and Cafe

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105 N 2nd Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1912
+1 630-584-8603
10:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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St. Charles, IL
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been going to town house books cafe for decades. I'm never disappointed. The dining room is charming and browsing through the bookstore is a great after lunch treat. Soups are particularly delicious.

Thank solerpowered
United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend Townhouse Cafe. It is possible you might have to wait for a table however, it is worth the wait! The food is always fresh and the wait staff is friendly. When the weather is warm the patio out back is a lovely setting for a relaxing lunch.

Thank mjohnston12
Bloomington, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Townhouse offers friendly service, an excellent selection of cards and books and the service is great! Dave Hunt, the owner and his crew go out of their way to help. Customers come from all over the Chicago area and are not disappointed. I especially like the cafe for its fresh made-that-day soups and pies. Great place to relax, have a... More 

Thank joann70
Bartlett, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great lunch place in St. Charles. Always a wait, but well worth it.Fabulous soups, sandwiches, and quiches. Good service We went at 1:15 on a Wed. and waited 10 Mins. Not a huge place.

1 Thank tdd1954
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. Great fun staff and the food was the best. Try the eggs benidict or the Monte Cristo. Don't forget the cookies. Delicious.

Thank susan b
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Looking for something different to eat Try here But come early as parking fills up fast Parking lot across street free parking Quiche very good Different types of hot tea Tables are close to each other Prices slightly higher but good food

Thank Young3too
Elburn, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The best sandwich ever! Great service, great atmosphere- it just doesn't get any better! I stop here after golf at Pottowatomie and enjoy the outdoor ambiance with delicious food and drink.

Thank Abby A
St. Charles, IL
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food is delicious and don't even get me started on the desserts! Trust me, save room. If you arrive early, take the opportunity to browse the aisle of the bookstore...I know you will find a good read!

1 Thank Linda D
Chicago area
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I've been coming here for years and the food is fabulous, and the service is great. They never let me down!

Thank SunseekerChicagoarea
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 12 October 2016

First off, it is connected to the bookstore! Now that's fun! The bookstore has a great yet not huge selection to browse while you wait a short time for your table on a busy day. The food is fun and the sandwiches are of fresh ingredients with awesome breads. Their grilled cheese is awesome served with chips. I get so... More 

Thank Kevin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?