Centerstage - Chicago's Original City Guide

Virtual L ®

Virtual L Locations Near Icosium KafeWhat's near Icosium Kafe?

in Andersonville or Berwyn on the Red line

Chicago Dining
By Style
Restaurants A-Z
Dining Guides
User Reviews
Find an error?
Are you the owner?
Tell Us Here

CRUMB and FestFile is Centerstage Chicago's Weekly E-Newsletter.
Enter your email to get
our weekly newsletter:

Icosium Kafe

View Map5200 N. Clark St., Chicago
Tel: (773) 271-5233
View Website
Details Find What Else Is Nearby Icosium Kafe User Reviews

Editorial Review of Icosium Kafe

Yummy Algerian crepes.
Simply defined, a crepe is a thin, flat pancake, but Icosium Kafe proves that there's much more to this sweet or savory dish.

The menu at this sunny Algerian cafe is laden with almost 20 types of crepes, as well as a smattering of soups and salads. The namesake crepe is a heady mix of roasted peppers, basil, goat cheese, caramelized onions, tomatoes, pine nuts, garlic and spinach. Despite its ample size, odds are slim that you'll leave anything behind on the plate. Savory options range from the button-downed traditional (apples and brie) to the downright tie-dyed (muenster, avocado, sun dried tomato tapenade, cilantro, scallions, bell peppers and sunflower seeds). While most of the combinations will leave you smacking your lips, a few will have you raising your eyebrows—olives, pineapple, cilantro and ricotta? We'll take a second helping of the tried-and-true, thanks. If you want to steer your own ship, Icosium offers a bevy of mix-and-match fillings, including salmon, hearts of palm, cashews, ranch dressing and cream cheese.

If you split the savory and save room for the sweet stuff, you'll be amply rewarded. The Labella (banana, Belgian chocolate, almonds and coconut) and the Yussuf (butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins) are two of the most popular dessert crepes, and one bite will reveal why. Honey, nuts, nutella and every imaginable combination of fresh fruit are also available, with ice cream and sprinkles on hand to customize your creation. Crepes generally range from $6.95-$8.50.

Average cost: <$10

Centerstage Reviewer: Kate Rockwood

Styles Tagged To Icosium Kafe

User Reviews

Read other people's reviews and post your own opinion about Icosium Kafe too!


10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday

Directions to Icosium Kafe

Our directions are included with our maps of Icosium Kafe
Icosium Kafe was mentioned in these articles...

The World in a Cup (o' Joe), 7/1/08
Put down the Starbucks and pick up one of these regional coffee concoctions.

BYOB Alternatives, 11/26/07
Can't get a table at Coast? Try these lesser-known but just-as-great substitutes.

Crepe Cravings, 8/14/07
Zinny's ode on a Grecian crepe takes an Algerian twist.


chicago, metromix