Café Selmarie is open for indoor and patio dining, online ordering, carry-out, and delivery! We’ve got breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, plenty of bakery favorites, and beer, wine, and cocktails to go.

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 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 4pm. 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.

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!

Masks are recommended but not required inside the cafe. 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.