Sunset Pho Caffe

Restaurants, Vietnamese West Ridge
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Sunset Pho Caffe
Photograph: Brittany Sowacke

For one of Chicago’s most unusual takes on banh mi, head to this unassuming table-service spot in West Rogers Park. In addition to a handful of standard offerings, the sandwich menu here features a decidedly unorthodox option filled with the fun-to-say ćevapčići, a skinless grilled sausage indigenous to the Balkans. It’s an unexpected cultural mashup inspired by the co-owners’ respective provenances: one hails from Vietnam, the other from Croatia. Once you get past the cognitive dissonance, you’ll find the mild, juicy sausage harmonizes beautifully with the cafe’s still-warm baguettes, buttery house mayo, and assertive pickles.


Venue name: Sunset Pho Caffe
Address: 5726 N Western Ave

Cross street: at Hollywood Ave
Transport: Bus: 49B.
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This place is great!

Combination of local "dive bar" and some of the best Vietnamese food in Chicago, bar none. At lunch, they have an amazing special of a 1/2 a Banh Mi Sandwich and a small Beef Pho for $6. Seriously... A great way to try the place out, because you will be back.

The food is awesome, well priced and they have a full bar. They also do some really great seafood specials. If you are into the recent influx of "Seafood Boil" places, you'll dig their offerings.