Café Selmarie is open for limited indoor and patio dining, online ordering, carry-out, and delivery! We’ve got breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, plenty of bakery favorites, and beer and wine to go. And we’re even doing a selection of family dinner packages for two or four people!

Time to Place Your Thanksgiving Preorders!

Thanksgiving preordering is now available! You can view our menu and order pies, pastries, and savory sides online here, under the “Thanksgiving Preorder” section. Or give us a call at 773-989-5595! And you can always stop by the bakery counter to place your order in person!

All orders for Thanksgiving week pickup must be placed by Thursday, November 17 at 3pm. That includes items that are not on the Thanksgiving menu (strawberry roulade, whole cakes, etc.). We don’t like to say no to our customers, but we need to be firm on this deadline in order to give our staff time to plan and prepare for a very busy week. So please don’t wait to place your holiday orders!

Happy Hour Every Tuesday-Friday from 4:30-6:00 p.m.!

Happy Hour every Tuesday-Friday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. 25% off beer, wine, cocktails. 25% off select menu items: flatbread, charcuterie plate, small mac and cheese, vegetarian chili, wagyu burger. Available for dine-in only. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Image description: lobster flatbread, Big Star margarita can next to a glass of margarita

Full Patio Service Resumes Tuesday, June 28

We are thrilled to announce that beginning Tuesday, June 28, we will resume full table service on the patio! Please come inside and see a host in order to be seated outdoors. We’ll start with a limited number of tables while we get back in the swing of things.

Patio tables are first-come, first-served, and cannot be reserved; if you arrive for your reservation and there is an available patio table, you are welcome to choose it. We no longer require proof of vaccination for indoor diners.

Thank you for your patience and we can’t wait to see you out there!

Online Dinner Reservations Now Available with Tock!

Now you can quickly and easily book a table with us online, at your convenience, with Tock! Dinner reservations (after 4pm) are now available–party size limit is 6.

Indoor and Outdoor Table Service

We have a limited number of tables available for indoor and outdoor table service. Party size limit is six people; we accept indoor reservations for after 3pm. If you arrive for your reservation and there is an available patio table, you are welcome to choose it. We are not able to make exceptions at this time.

As of Tuesday, June 28, we are no longer requiring proof of vaccination for dine-in customers.

We strongly encourage you to continue to wear masks at the bakery counter and when interacting with our staff, and our staff will continue to wear masks as well. We believe this is the best way to keep Café Selmarie safe and accessible to everyone, including those who are too young to be vaccinated.

Since the COVID situation can change rapidly, we do recommend that you call us at 773-989-5595 before your visit, to confirm our services and operating hours.

Please give us your patience during the reopening process, and respect our staff, who is doing their best to serve you. As you know, it has been a long journey to reopening, and our employees have worked very hard to make it happen. We are all very excited to see you again!

Here’s how carry-out and delivery works:

Cafe Selmarie bakery counter

Online ordering is still the fastest and most convenient! First, select carry-out or delivery. Pick-up is inside the café at the bakery counter. And if you select “curbside pickup” when ordering carry-out, just call when you arrive and we’ll run it out to you!

If you’d like to enter the café, please wear your mask over your nose and mouth regardless of your vaccination status, and observe the distancing markings. If you would prefer to remain outside, give us a call to place your order and we’ll bring it out to you.

Delivery is available all day, and it can be ordered online or by phone! It’s provided by DoorDash through a partnership with our online ordering provider, Toast. Delivery area is 5 miles, and 100% of your tip goes to the driver.

Pay us a virtual or in-person visit! However you get here, we are so looking forward to seeing you!

getting here

Café Selmarie is located in beautiful Lincoln Square, between Lawrence Avenue and Leland Avenue. We are one block south of Lawrence, adjacent to Giddings Plaza.


  • Limited, metered street parking is available on Lincoln Avenue in front of the café.
  • City lot with pay boxes is located at Lincoln and Leland.

public transportation

  • We are less than a block away from the Western Brown Line CTA station.
  • Easily accessible by Western and Lawrence buses.