The time has come, dear friends – our official last day of business was Saturday, April 27th. We are now permanently closed. 

We want to thank you all for the outpouring of love and support during this transition and throughout our 40 years. There are no words to express our gratitude. Thank you for a wonderful, magical era of Selmarie in the Square!

Please see our recent press release for more information.


Selmarie Merchandise Going Fast!

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

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!

Supercritical CO2 Extraction Machine

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.