You might have stopped by this Lincoln Square bakery for a croissant to go and missed the dining room hidden in back. The first-come, first-served policy means you’ll have a half-hour wait for brunch, but a cup of coffee and slice of coffee cake will tide you over. For the main event, don’t miss the corned-beef hash: the smoky-salty beef and potatoes are flecked with herbs and topped with two perfectly poached eggs. Lunch and dinner during the week focus on comfort foods, including a yummy, grown-up mac and cheese with leeks.
|Venue name:||Café Selmarie|
4729 N Lincoln Ave
|Cross street:||between Leland and Lawrence Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon 11am–3pm; Tue–Thu 8am–9pm; Fri, Sat 8am–10pm; Sun 9am–9pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown to Western. Bus: 11, 49, 81.|
|Price:||Average main course: $13|