Café Selmarie is a contemporary American restaurant and bakery located in the heart of Lincoln Square, Chicago since 1983. We are open for limited indoor service with proof of vaccination, online ordering, carry-out, and delivery! We’ve got breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, plenty of bakery favorites, even beer and wine to go. We’re also doing a selection of family dinner packages for two or four people.



Beginning Tuesday, December 21, we will require proof of vaccination for our dine-in customers. All customers who are requesting dine-in service, regardless of age, will be asked to provide their vaccine card (or a photo) plus ID. Unfortunately, this does mean that children under 5 will not be able to dine in. Our patio will remain open (weather permitting) for carry-out.

We have a limited number of tables available for indoor table service. We will able to accommodate parties of up to six people. Reservations will be accepted for after 3pm only; we are not able to make exceptions at this time.

In accordance with Chicago’s indoor mask mandate, everyone must wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Indoor diners must wear masks when interacting with staff and when not seated at their tables. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please join us when you are well.

We will not have table service on the patio, but it will remain open for customers to enjoy their carry-out.

We ask for your patience as we begin the reopening process, and we also ask that you respect our staff, who is doing their best to serve you. As you know, it has been a long journey to reopening our dining room, and our employees have worked very hard to make it happen. We are all very excited to see you in our dining room 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!

If you’d like to enter the café, please wear your mask over your nose and mouth regardless of your vaccination status, and observe the distancing markings. 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.