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Cafe Ballou

View Map939 N. Western, Chicago
Tel: (773) 342-2909
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Work from home? Make this Euro-cafe your daytime office. Free wi-fi access, plenty of sunlight, and better-than-your-average bear eats make this the gathering spot of choice for Ukrainian Village dwellers and west-of-the-Loop hipsters. Feel free to sip on a cuppa joe, but donít overlook specialties like the Cafe Ballou tea service or the Turkish coffee served with ice water and a piece of dark chocolate. Fortify yourself with a cup of fresh soup, a salad (the eponymous Ballou is a favorite, with its blend of chicken, apples, walnuts and gruyere) or sandwich, such as the roasted red pepper and cheese club, a youíll-dream-of-this-itís-so-yummy combination of herbed cheese spread, white cheddar, roasted red peppers, lettuce, tomato, onion and vinaigrette on multigrain.

Average cost: <$10

Centerstage Reviewer: Kate Schwartz

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7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

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