lula cafe

playful farm to table food fit for the hippest

On any given weekend morning, Lula Cafe is teeming with the hippest of hipsters brunching their hearts out. The Logan Square restaurant features local farm fresh ingredients and an ever-changing menu that puts seasonal flavors forward in creative and playful dishes, making it a great place to bookmark for repeat visits, as every visit will offer new perspectives on modern American cuisine.

The restaurant has been around since 1999, but remains a trendy choice and an established presence in the neighborhood (which no doubt has seen plenty of change in demographics over the past two decades). While the farm to table movement now flourishes in the city, Lula Cafe was among the first to champion this original kind of cooking, sophisticated yet unpretentious, creative yet casual, and committed to locally sourced ingredients. Whether it’s a breezy brunch or a sit down dinner, Lula Cafe continues to inspire generations of diners looking for food and drinks that are fun and unexpected.

the details

Address2537 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago
Hours9am – 1pm, 5pm – 7pm Wednesday – Sunday
Price$$ – most food items are between $10 and $20, with dinner being a little pricier than brunch, cocktails are ~$12-13
Aestheticplayful and hipster, artsy and boheme, and very very logan square 

good to know

Go here for: good, creative food and drinks

Order this: menu is constantly changing but guaranteed to be good

Amount of time to spend: 1-2 hours, it gets pretty crowded to give yourself extra time in case of a wait

When to come: earlier is better, in case of lines

Getting here: the closest station is Logan Square (blue line), which drops you off right across the park from the restaurant, otherwise if you drive parking is usually ok in the neighborhood

Other things to note: 

  • They don’t take reservations for brunch, so get here early to avoid a wait. 

Last visited: August 2019

Last updated: November 2020

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