Have you ever visited Lincoln Square in Chicago? If you haven't, you're missing out. Don't worry. I'll include more details in a Friday Field Trip post.
Today's post, however, is about Café Selmarie on Lincoln Avenue. It's an adorable French café with pastries, pancakes and sweets, as well as plenty of delicious soups, salads and sandwiches.
The kids and I stopped by for lunch last Friday while touring the neighborhood for an upcoming story of Chicago Parent. Café Selmarie was the perfect lunch break for my two freezing kiddos.
They both ordered the homemade mac and cheese. I loved that it was real food, instead of the out-of-the-box junk most restaurants serve. Julie of course gobbled her entire dish. Johnny, on the other hand, had a slight issue with the tiny green specks of celery. Get over it kid! He was content after I gave him my cornbread, which I really wanted to dip in my delish veggie chili. But being a nice mommy, I sacrificed both of my perfectly moist and scrumptious pieces of cornbread to Julie and Johnny.
Despite the celery specks, Café Selmarie was to our liking and was a great place to warm up with comfort food on a freezing day. (We were all wearing snowsuits!)