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Cafe Selmarie

4729 N. Lincoln Ave. (Lawrence Ave.) Send to Phone
773-989-5595 | Menu
Matchbook-size go-to for European pastries, tasty sandwiches and more elaborate main courses.

Breakfast & Dinner Tues.-Sun., Lunch daily, Brunch Sun.

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Cafe Selmarie, Chicago, IL

Cafe Selmarie Restaurant Review

: This small combination bakery-pastry shop-café is a busy place at lunchtime and on weekends. It’s understandable --- fresh flowers and white tablecloths make for a charming daytime sojourn. The menu features light continental fare: pasta, salads, Brie and tuna salad croissant sandwiches, potpies, soups and all sorts of seasonal dishes. During the dinner hour, however, expect to find heftier fare, perhaps wild mushroom ravioli, jerk-spiced chicken or crêpes filled with lump crab in brandy cream sauce. Tortes, cheesecakes and fruit tarts come by the slice or whole; try the Selmarie torte and the German-style cheesecakes. Everything is made fresh, and the espresso and cappuccino are quite fine, too.
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