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SAME DAY CAFE

Restaurants, Cafés Logan Square
5 out of 5 stars
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsMint iced coffee at Same Day Cafe.
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsWild cherry and lime jalapeno phosphate soda at Same Day Cafe.
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsOwners Will von Hartz and Dennis Waldvogel at Same Day Cafe.
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsHorchata iced coffee at Same Day Cafe.
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsChocolate egg cream at Same Day Cafe.
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsThe exterior sign was modified from the original Alex Cleaner's sign at Same Day Cafe.

Time Out says

If you miss Flipside Café, the winter pop-up in the Miko’s Italian Ice Bucktown space from 2010-2013, you’re in luck—owners Will von Hartz and Dennis Waldvogel are back with a new spot, Same Day Café. 

Some dishes, like the grilled cheese, carried over, and now the spot will be open year-round. Located on the same block as Longman & Eagle and Reno, the café is bright and airy, with light woods, bar seats and a handful of patio tables.

“I picked the space for its prime location and modest size—around 1,000 square feet,” von Hartz says. “It was an operating dry cleaners (off-site cleaning) when I bought it in August of 2014 from the couple that ran the shop. They left everything but the garments and retired to California. It took about eight months of work to convert it into a restaurant. Dennis and I did a lot of the work ourselves.”

Same Day opened in early May with Chris Colson turning out simple but great dishes, like grilled ham and cheese, with housemade dill mustard and thick rosemary bread; a petite, flavor-packed chicken pot pie; and an arugula salad, tossed with pickled shallots and shaved Parmesan. Daily specials and baked goods round out the food menu.

For drinks, there’s Ipsento coffee, and the soda fountain is making sodas, like a spicy ginger and a tart Michigan cherry, egg creams, phosphates and lactarts.

“We make all of the syrups in house,” von Hartz says. “We also keep Fox's U-Bet chocolate syrup on hand in case someone insists on it for their chocolate egg cream. That's a Brooklyn thing.”

Details

Address: 2651 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago
60647
Transport: El: Blue to Logan Square. Bus: 56, 76.
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Opening hours: Tue-Wed 10am-8pm, Thu-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-4pm
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