Café Selmarie

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Caf� Selmarie
Lincoln Square

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
Address: 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
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