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Kopi Cafe

View Map5317 N. Clark St., Chicago
Tel: (773) 989-5674
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Editorial Review of Kopi Cafe

The world's best vegetarian burger.
Comfort is king at this Edgewater cafe, where the atmosphere is as eclectic as the food. Go the traditional route and grab a table for two, or unlace your shoes and curl up on well-propped pillows at one of the floor-level tables. Breakfast options, while tasty, don't skew much from the norm; choose from scones, bagels (with lox, hummus, cream cheese or goat cheese) and muffins.

It's the sandwiches that stand out on this mostly vegetarian menu (tuna is as meaty as it gets). Standards include the tempeh burger, a tofu "turkey" sandwich on challah and a variety of cheese and vegetable combos, like the outstandingly simple Balkan, featuring sliced Swiss, lettuce, tomato and onion on black bread. Veggie burritos, a hummus plate, spinach pie and baked mozzarella bruschetta are a few non-sandwich options.

Sounds good, but don't forget the specials menu, which is usually full of elevated options, like blue cheese tempeh burgers and French Camembert cheese on a baguette. The egg sandwich supreme special, which features two sliced eggs on a baguette topped with horseradish mayo, is not to be missed. Pair with a carrot, beet and apple juice combo beverage. The carrot cake is perfect for days when you just need a huge hunk of dessert.

Average cost: <$10

Centerstage Reviewer: Kate Schwartz

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8 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-midnight Saturday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday

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