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Plein Air Cafe

Cafe

Travel Tips

A blend of historical and modern architectural marvels. 1

Enjoy the serene campus atmosphere, especially appealing for those appreciating architecture and landscaping. 2

Introduction

Menu

  • 🍳 Breakfast: Options include Plein Continental Breakfast ($11.50), Chorizo Burrito Breakfast ($14.50)
  • πŸ₯ͺ Sandwiches: Chicken Poblano Sandwich, Smoked Turkey Sandwich ($10.50)
  • πŸ₯— Salads: Plein Grain Bowl ($12.50)
  • 🍰 Pastries: Hazelnut Beignet ($4.75), Raspberry Beignet ($4.75)
  • 🍞 Tartines: Roasted root veg version on sourdough, meatloaf with marsala gravy
  • β˜•οΈ Coffee: Drip, pour over, classic espresso, cold brew

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Ambiance

  • πŸ›οΈ Location: Next to Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House
  • πŸͺ‘ Decor: White-washed, minimalistic with large communal tables
  • πŸͺž Design: Retro touches like Shaker chair reproductions and gold lettering on windows
  • 🌳 Outdoor Seating: Patio with umbrellas
  • πŸ“š Crowd: University of Chicago students, professors, and Hyde Park residents

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Popular Dishes

  • 🍞 Mascarpone Stuffed Brioche French Toast Breakfast ($9.95)
  • πŸ₯§ Spinach Royal Pie ($10.75)
  • πŸ„ Mushroom and Kale Pie ($12.95)
  • πŸ₯“ Bacon Biscuit Sandwich ($11.95)
  • πŸ₯— Plein Grain Bowl ($12.50)

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Nearby Attractions

  • πŸ›οΈ Robie House: Historic house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
  • 🏫 University of Chicago: Prestigious university with beautiful campus
  • 🎨 Smart Museum of Art: University museum with diverse art collections
  • 🌳 Midway Plaisance: Large park with walking paths and sports facilities
  • πŸ“š Seminary Co-op Bookstore: Renowned independent bookstore

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Customer Reviews

  • 🌟 Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars on Yelp
  • πŸ‘ Positive: Praised for its coffee, ambiance, and food quality
  • πŸ‘Ž Negative: Some complaints about crowdedness during rush hours
  • πŸ’¬ Review Highlight: 'The cafe is situated right next to the Seminary Bookstore in the heart of the University of Chicago.'
  • πŸ’¬ Review Highlight: 'Updating my review as I came in again this past week. I ordered the chicken poblano sandwich, one of their only warm sandwich options, and wow!'

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Additional Information

  • 🍷 New Addition: Plein Air La Cave wine shop
  • 🚚 Delivery: Available via Grubhub
  • πŸ“¦ Pickup: Available via Ritual
  • πŸ› οΈ Owners: Soo Choi and Kevin Heisner
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ Chef Collaboration: Art Jackson (Pleasant Farms, Pleasant Pies)

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Travel Information
πŸ“žΒ Β Β Phone: (773) 966-7531
🌐   Website: http://www.pleinaircafe.co/
πŸ•’Β Β Β Hours: See hours
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
πŸ”—Β Β Β Profiles: Facebook X (Twitter)

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