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Chicago Restaurants

Café Ballou

  • 939 N. Western Ave. Map It
  • Wicker Park
  • Café

Updated 06/11/2013

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Café Ballou's European charm lies in details like a squishy couch, pressed-tin ceiling, and marble tables. The inviting atmosphere at this café nestled in the Ukrainian Village, near Wicker Park, is a far cry from Starbucks. Choose from a menu of international sippers that are served according to tradition, like Turkish coffee brewed on a hot plate inside a mound of sand, or Russian tea drizzled with cherry compote. The friendly owner speaks fluent Polish and Ukrainian

with her customers, many of whom are local neighborhood immigrants.

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939 N. Western Ave., near, Chicago, Illinois, 60622, United States

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Updated 06/11/2013


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