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Restaurant Rave: Uptown Cafe

Posted by Patricia Gorecki | 12/13/2013 | Category: Restaurant Raves

Ready for a hearty meal? Stop in at Arlington Heights favorite neighborhood joint, Uptown Cafe! Check back weekly to find other Restaurant Raves for great dining spots around the Chicago area.

Uptown CafeUptown Cafe, $$, Arlington Heights
24 E. Miner Street, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 398-1720
Reviewed by: Trish Gorecki

A neighborhood staple located in the heart of downtown Arlington Heights, Uptown Cafe has been serving up delicious breakfast and lunch items for years. Formerly known as Granny’s, Uptown Cafe maintains its “mom-and-pop” atmosphere with its recently updated menu and schedule.

Stepping through the doors is like walking back in time with the memories of meals past and the friendly greetings from the owners. If you are a regular, you can bet that the owner Georgia will be greeting you by name and with a warm hug.

Uptown CafeThe food is amazing. The portions are huge and super filling. If you are looking for top-quality, down-home breakfast items, Uptown Cafe is a sure bet. The menu is filled with traditional breakfast favorites included loaded omelets, fluffy pancakes and over sized waffles. If you are looking for something besides your usual breakfast menu, Uptown Cafe also offers a wide range of standard diner fare including wraps, burgers and soup. The seasonal specials are always something to look forward to. From pumpkin pancakes in the fall to the fruit festooned waffles in the spring, make sure you give them a try.

The service is unmatched. The wait staff are super friendly and the owners are constantly walking around, visiting with customers and helping with orders when things get busy. Overall, Uptown Cafe is just a great option for those looking for a cost-friendly, delicious, low-key meal at a quaint neighborhood cafe. My only wish is that they were open for dinner!

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