Our Debut in T.V.

If you missed our debut in WGN’s “Chicago’s Best” here is the video:


Free Dinner Contest

My Fellow Foodies, Ellie’s is looking to our customers for some warm weather inspiration.  What would YOU like to see featured as a dinner special when summer finally hits the South Side?  Use your imaginations! On May 31st Ellie herself will choose one dinner special submission (please include recipe along […]

New Hours

On March 31st Ellie’s will resume Thursday Night Dinner Service! Open until 9pm! The Cafe’s weekday hours will be extended from 3pm ’til 4pm.

Winter Hours

Winter Café Hours beginning TODAY, Monday January 18th. Weekdays the Café will be open 6am-3pm. Weekend Hours: 8am-4pm (no change) Thursday Night Dinner Hours will resume in March.  (Ground Hog calls the shot here!)   Beginning Today, Monday January 18th, the Café will be serving Breakfast (and Lunch too!) at […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are Thankful for our customer’s during this week of Thanksgiving. We are sooo thankful, this week’s  special- Free small hot chocolate/coffee with food purchase. No Thursday night dinner. We just want to wish a safe, happy & healthy Holiday to all! Cafe closed on thanksgiving. Open 8-10am for catering […]

Delicious Thanksgiving dinner photo

Fresh Local Ingredients

At Ellie’s we use only the best ingredients, Whenever possible, we purchase locally. We try to stay as close to nature as possible bringing your family delicious organic choices.  Read about our local vendor, Testa Produce


Fine and Casual Catering

Have Ellie’s cater your next meeting or party. We can cater at your venue or you can rent our room for your private party. Take a look at our catering menu. Shoot us an email with any questions.


Old World Style

Maria learned to cook at the feet of her grandmother using homegrown ingredients. A few years later, in America, she taught her daughters the same way. Like her grandmother, Maria, and Mother Elide (Ellie), Cathy stood on a chair to stir polenta with a wooden spoon when she was barely […]


Coffee & Comfort

We’re proud to serve locally roasted Hardboiled Coffee. Very locally roasted at 91st & western.  Greg Wilson roasts Ellie’s specially blended regular, dark and decaf coffees every couple days & hand delivers in small batches so it’s always FRESH! Our cafe sandwiches are served on fresh baked (no, really, we’re […]