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.

Open For Carry-Out and Delivery

  • We are not currently open for table service or indoor dining
  • Our patio is open for our guests to enjoy their carry-out
  • The bakery counter is open to ~2 folks at a time to browse our bakery selection and order drinks, bakery items, or carry-out from the kitchen
  • Masks are required if you are not fully vaccinated
  • We are not currently accepting cash; we accept all major credit cards and Apple Pay.

Thank you for understanding, and we look forward to seeing you!

Menu Announcement

Tuesday, June 29: We have an announcement regarding temporary changes to our menu beginning this week. Due to a kitchen staffing situation, starting on Tuesday 6/29 we will serve our regular menu from opening until 3pm, and then we will be serving a limited menu from 3pm-7:15pm. This menu will include soup, chili, salads, and a limited number of sandwiches and entrees, and is available to view here. In addition, ticket times may be longer than usual, even for standard menu items.

Again, this change is very temporary and we intend to return to our regular menu as soon as we have resolved our staffing issues. We always hate to make big changes to our menu or hours when we know our customers have come to rely on them; we’ve chosen this as a last resort and an alternative to closing the whole kitchen early. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your patience. Thank you for understanding!

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 if you are not fully vaccinated, 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.