4.5
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Lula Cafe

2537 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647 USA

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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Wed 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating

“Casual, simple yet sophisticated meals”

On September 2, 1999, Lula Cafe opened in a small storefront on Kedzie Boulevard with a four burner home stove and a dented batterie of thrifted pots and pans. Today, stretching three storefronts, it is the founding member of the nationally recognized Logan Square culinary community and a celebrated forerunner of the ‘farm to table’ movement in Chicago. With self taught chefs and a willingness to cook against categorization, the menu at Lula has grown into a kind of humble maturity, risky but grounded, a boheme bistro of the unclassifiable kind. We want you to come for all occasions, to read a book at the bar with a glass of wine, to celebrate birthdays and first dates, to taste through the seasons, to brunch with friends after a night out. Anything is possible, welcomed, wished for, here at Lula. We serve a brunch that is casual, simple yet sophisticated, with ingredients like fresh farm eggs and porridges made from cornmeal ground at a local mill. Monday nights we host a weekly creative fixed price dinner for  $38, which in 13 years has never once been the same. And besides the daily offering of meats and fish from sustainable sources, every day we serve adventurous fare for vegetarians, including a six course tasting menu offered nightly. While at dinner the food is more intricate and informal, we never cede the accessibility and  youthfulness with which Lula was begun. We have been featured on NPR’s “This American Life,” in The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and in Chicago press where Lula has been named an LTH Forum Great Neighborhood Restaurant, a Michelin Bib Gourmande, Jean Banchet Best Neighborhood Restaurant, and a proud member of the “Eater Essential 38.”

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  • 1,318 Reviews
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January 15, 2015
Rated 4.0

This Chicago classic is perennially fresh: It's been open for 15 years, but continually evolves and innovates. Order from the café menu all day and a shorter seasonal menu of creative dinner specials at night.

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Lula Cafe

2537 N Kedzie Blvd
Chicago, Illinois
60647 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Yes Parking

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