Welcome! An update on our closing plans: We are still planning on closing Café Selmarie in early 2024 and do not yet know our closing date, but we plan to be open through at least mid-March. We will make an announcement when we know our closing date. We hope you can join us before then!

 





Selmarie Merchandise!

Get your Selmarie swag! We are stocked up on 40th anniversary T-shirts, classic coffee mugs, and tote bags, as well as a limited number of Selmarie dessert prints by local artist Alexandra Stevenson.

Our shirts range in sizes Men’s and Women’s XS-XXL and feature the Cafe Selmarie 40th anniversary logo on the back.

Merchandise is available for purchase in store or you can snag your items by placing an order on our online ordering page under the “Selmarie Merchandise” category. (If you’d like to pick up your purchase at a later date, you can type in a pickup date in the Special Instructions field. Please note: online ordering is only available during business hours.).






 

Cafe Selmarie Closing Its Doors in Early 2024


September 13, 2023: Our beloved Café Selmarie is celebrating 40 years this month. This morning, we announced that in early 2024, owner Birgit Kobayashi will be retiring and plans to close the restaurant. 

Please join us this month and the rest of the year as we celebrate our 40 years, our employees, and our community. We are thankful for sharing our food and our lives with so many who have given us so much love and support throughout the years. 

There is so much we want to say, but for now we will just say thank you and we hope to celebrate our anniversary milestone with you in these coming months. A letter from Birgit to follow…

Press release

Dinner Deals at Cafe Selmarie!

Half-Price Wine on Tuesday Nights

Any bottle of wine is half-price with purchase of a dinner entree, Tuesdays starting at 4pm!

Dine-in only, cannot be combined with other offers.

Thursday Burger Prix Fixe

Now featuring our smoked cheddar burger with bacon, housemade pickles, and special sauce–get a burger, slice of pie, and beer of your choice for $23! Available all day on Thursdays.

Dine in or to go (alcohol not available for delivery).

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

Join us for weeknight happy hours–beer, wine, cocktails, and select menu items are 25% off!

Dine-in only, cannot be combined with other offers.



Online Dinner Reservations Now Available with Tock!

Now you can quickly and easily book a table for dinner with us online, at your convenience, with Tock!

 

 

 


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!

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.

driving

  • 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.