Chicago >Food & Dining > Lula Cafe
2537 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL | Directions 6064741.927088 -87.707266
Neighborhoods: Logan Square, North Side
It's hard to top the brunch here. There are a few standbys on the menu, but the true stars are the dishes that incorporate seasonal fruits and veggies. Can't go wrong with a stack of griddle cakes!
The Logan Square institution hosts weekly farm dinners, but boasts a lunch and dinner menu that changes regularly to match what's in season.
Love love love LULAS! – It's awesome to have such an amazing neighborhood cafe. It's small and tight, but cozy. There's always something new on the menu. The drinks are awesome. The feta cheese place is delicious! My roommate and I order it everytime. The carrot cake is also a favorite. It's organic and made by a local woman. The brunch is also great, try the french toast.
very cozy – the outside look of this little cafe does not represent what you find when you step in the door. it has such a cozy feel, walls covered in beautiful art and sich a great atmosphere all around. the food was great, the menu was simple with a good selection.
Great Find – We ventured out of our River North neighborhood to try Lula's based on a review on Check, Please. We loved the warm atmosphere of the restaurant, and the neighborhood charm. The staff was friendly and inviting. Every dish on their menu is intriguing and unusual, and very affordable for Chicago. We brought in our own bottle of wine, and only paid a $10.00 corkage fee. We went on a Sunday night at 6pm when they start serving dinner, and by 6:30 pm, the place was full. They don't take reservations, so go early. We only wish we had a restaurant like this in OUR neighborhood!!
This eclectic space whips up worldly grub in an artsy Logan Square setting. – In Short
Twinkle lights, vintage modern furnishings and curated art fill this cozy space, with counter and table seating for about 50. While the weather holds, Lula's also has a sidewalk cafe with bright green chairs that beckon crowds for weekend brunching. The regular menu teems with intriguing choices like tineka, a spicy, Indonesian update on the peanut butter sandwich. Sesame maki rolls make a crisp vegetarian starter, while the mild tamarind chicken sandwich offers fresh basil and tomatoes. Recent weekend brunch specials included Parmesan grits and blackberry-stuffed brioche French toast with creme fraiche.
Good stuff! – The food is consistently excellent, the staff is friendly and efficient, the atmosphere is mellow and there's no attitude.
The only drawback is the bar, where the drinks are often below average. But the food makes up for it.
Breakfast is Best – I've been dedicated to Lula's as my favorite breakfast spot for a long time. It's slightly overpriced breakfast entrées are always incredibly creative in their tastes and ingredients. I don't mind the pricing as I feel it's good to support farmer's markets and all natural ingredients. Now they have a liquor license which means good things for mimosas.
My three trips to Lula's for dinner were nothing to brag about. I have an innate reaction to a $21 entrée served with paper napkins. The mod scene has sort of vanished from this hot spot and I attend in fear of further evidence that Logan Square will be the next Wicker Park.
Overall, Lula's boasts great food, great ingredients, and sometimes overpriced. I continue to go there for breakfast, as I consider them one of the best for that favorite meal. I would highly recommended it to anyone who asked.
Bringing it all together – With its liquor license and new lounge next door, Lula graduates into a mature and in some ways more refined restaurant -- making a restaurant that has always been very good just that much better. The specials at Lula have become essential dining -- innovative, artful and most important delicious alternatives to the already outstanding cartes menu. Problems with service I have noted in the past have been remedied, with some really inexcusable sloppiness now replaced by a loose and friendly but efficient style with an increasing level of professionalism that may soon catch up with the impeccable quality of the food being served at Lula.
Cozy, healthy, artsy neighborhood spot! – A great little neighborhood restaurant with local artists' work on the walls and a wide variety of food for all tastes (and budgets)! Most dishes are great, but some (such as the cinnamon-laden tagine or overpriced desserts) could be better.
Reason to live in logan – The food here is very creative and always tasty. The specials menu changes frequently and is made with organic produce and meats. The service is good and the waiters have been there for years. The breakfast is by far the best in Chicago!
i la-la-love lula!!! – from the street it looks like it would some hole-in-the-wall diner, but really it's some of the BEST food i've ever had in the city. add to that, the fact that it is sooo cheap compared to places with comparable cuisine AND much of the food is natural/local and fresh (i.e. free range chicken and organic veggies). i rave about this place to anyone who will listen!
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