Café Selmarie is a contemporary American restaurant and bakery located in the heart of Lincoln Square, Chicago since 1983. We are open for online ordering, carry-out, and delivery! We’ve got breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, plenty of bakery favorites, even beer and wine to go. We’re also doing a selection of family dinner packages for two or four people.

We have a sumptuous brunch package available for Mother’s Day! Treat Mom to: 

Quiche of choice: Lorraine (bacon, caramelized onion, gruyere) or tomato, basil, and goat cheese

Raspberry-pistachio croissant French toast with crème anglaise

Smoked salmon plate with brioche, capers, pickled red onion, whipped herb cream cheese

Green salad

House-made pork sausage patties (veggie sub available)

Berry & custard tart

Large mimosa kit

Additional add-ons available, including a caviar package!

This packages serves 4 ($160). We’re also offering Brunch for One ($36), which includes a slice of quiche of your choice, and individual portions of raspberry-pistachio French toast, smoked salmon plate, green salad, sausage patties, and berry tart, with the option to add a small mimosa kit and other items.
Some items require reheating–instructions will be provided. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, May 5. We cannot accept any changes or cancellations after Wednesday. Brunch packages are not available for delivery.

Now that Chicago is allowing limited indoor dining, we know that folks will wonder if we are planning to reopen indoors. Although we miss you very much and cannot wait to return to normal operations, we do not yet feel comfortable opening for indoor dining. With new COVID variants spreading and the vaccine rollout still underway, we want to continue to protect our staff and customers by maintaining our carryout-only operations for now. We hope that come springtime, we'll be able to plan to have some indoor dining, or to resume full service on the patio when weather permits. Until then, we'll continue to have the bakery counter open for carryout for everything from breakfast pastries to family meal packages to celebration cakes. Stay safe (and warm) and we look forward to seeing you soon. We are so grateful for your continued support!

As of Tuesday, September 29, our bakery counter is open!

No more walk-up window–you can come inside! For the safety of our staff and customers, we are admitting two people at a time. Masks covering the nose and mouth are required, and we are not accepting cash. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Apple Pay! There is no indoor seating or restroom access at this time. We just ask for your patience as we fine-tune what works for everyone!

Here’s how carry-out and delivery works:

Bakery counter with plexiglass partitions
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, and observe the distancing markings. If you don’t have a mask, 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.