SAME DAY CAFE

Restaurants, Cafés Logan Square
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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 WilliamsThe exterior sign was modified from the original Alex Cleaner's sign at Same Day Cafe.

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.”

By: Amy Cavanaugh

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

I love the vibe of this place and the other reviewers aren't lying when they say the grilled cheese is phenomenal. 


Good coffee, best for brunch. No reason to wait in line next door at that other place.


Same Day Cafe is a really nice, comfortable spot to hang out and have a relaxing meal. In contrast to a lot of dark, crowded, busy spots in Logan, Same Day gets a ton of light and just feels nice. The grilled cheese sandwiches are seriously incredible.

tastemaker

It's like... The Winchester on steroids. Everything made in house extremely pleasant staff with excellent taste in music. It's the perfect place for lunch with an old friend or for some to have a little work lunch meeting. I had the egg salad sandwich and the giardinera potatoes. I also treated myself to one of their house made fountain sodas with basil and mint. Guys I also had the strawberry ice cream because I'm not only a glutton and get food fomo all of the time but holy moley these babes know what their cultivating! They use a strawberry balsamic reduction for their strawberry flavoring that literally blows any ice cream flavor I've ever had out of the world. They're also byob but honestly for once in my life I didn't mind not having a glass of bubbles next to me at lunchtime because the fountain soda was the perfect accompaniment to my classic lunch sammie. THANK YOU SAME DAY!

moderator

It might looks like an old dry cleaning facility (that's because it's built inside of one) but Same Day Cafe is one of Logan Square's best new brunch and lunch spots. If you're going to eat here, make sure you try the Rosemary bread— it's baked in house and is delicious, whether you're eating avocado toast or a grilled cheese sandwich.

Tastemaker

If you ever have grilled cheese sandwich cravings (like I often do) RUN, don't walk to Same Day Cafe. The make the sandwich with cheddar and gouda, your choice of arugula, roasted cherry tomato's, and bacon. But what really puts this sandwich over the edge is the rosemary bread made in house. I can't sing this sandwiches praises enough!