The Garden Cafe

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American Bistro*

The Garden Cafe Information

Quick Facts

  • Quick Bites to grab-and-go are available.
  • Local Seasonal Ingredients infuse each menu item.
  • Self Service Dining with multiple stations, gives diners a multitude of freshly prepared choices.

Restaurant Website:


111 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
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Nearest Transit:
Adams/Wabash Metra Station

Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat.-Sun. 11am-4pm

Additional Info:
Casual, Self Service Dining

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Features: Located at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Garden Cafe Chicago IL, features a modern cafeteria style dining experience.  This updated self-service cafe offers a variety of different food stations from a full grill and deli to other entrees, pizza, desserts, and more.  Salads are available too and dishes are created from local seasonal ingredients.  For an inexpensive delicious meal in a beautiful venue, enjoy dining from The Garden Cafe Chicago Menu.

Why We Dine: Open daily and offering a menu full of fresh local ingredients, The Garden Cafe Chicago provides convenience, a variety of tasty menu options, and outdoor seating, to name a few perks.

  • Variety of Menu Options: The Garden Cafe Chicago Menu bursts with flavor and freshness while offering a huge variety from which patrons can choose. Being a self service dining facility, diners can also create their own sandwich or salad or menu item instead of picking up something pre-made.
  • Convenient Location: The Art Institute of Chicago is easily accessible by public transit, and The Garden Cafe is easily found within the Institute's property.
  • Fresh Ingredients: The Garden Cafe Chicago Menu uses fresh local seasonal ingredients in all of its dishes. The cafe also serves up tasty homemade treats at its dessert station.  

Inside Knowledge: The Garden Cafe is only open from 11am to 4pm each day, so swing by for a mid-day snack! The Garden Cafe Chicago Menu is also full of variety and flavor.

We Recommend:

  • Build Your Own Sandwich: Create your own sandwich at the deli station. Pile on all the delicious fixings you love, then sit and enjoy.
  • Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Grab a tasty homemade treat from the dessert station and indulge.

Restaurant Amenities

  • Brunch
  • Cheap Eats
  • Fresh Food
  • Garden Setting
  • Healthy Options
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating