This cafe feels light and airy, and is located right on campus in a building with a university bookstore. Come here for French-inspired tartines, salads, and kind of healthy grain bowls. The food is fresh and good, and it’s a nice change from hanging out on beanbag chairs surrounded by last night’s pizza boxes.
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Valois is a cafeteria-style restaurant in Hyde Park that everyone knows because of Obama. It also happens to be pretty good.
The Promontory is a restaurant and music venue serving very good modern American food in Hyde Park.
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Daisies in Logan Square serves excellent housemade pasta that will make you want to eat your vegetables.
More comfortable than a MINI Cooper, Beatrix is a casual and versatile restaurant in River North.
Publican Quality Meats (PQM)
PQM is an excellent little cafe. We only wish it stayed open later.
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Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen
Manny’s has been the classic Jewish deli in Chicago for 75 years, and it’s still serving great food.
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