Cafe De Luca

★★★★★
  • 1721 N Damen

    Chicago, IL 60647

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  • 773-342-6000

About Cafe De Luca

Hours
Sat: 5:30pm-11pm, 10:30am-3pm, Sun: 10:30am-3pm, Thu-Fri: 5:30pm-11pm, 10:30am-4:30pm, 11am-3:30pm, Mon-Wed: 5:30pm-10pm, 10:30am-4:30pm, 11am-3:30pm

Food

Food
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This cafe has delicious crepes. The one with spinach and chicken is my favorite, and although the pastry is not quite as light as a traditional crepe - it works well.

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This cafe has delicious crepes. The one with spinach and chicken is my favorite, and although the pastry is not quite as light as a traditional crepe - it works well.

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Well here we are at Starbucks, the usual crowd is here today.

There is Bill, the laptop guy. Wait, no, there is one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine laptop guys, all of them balding and wearing button down shirts with khaki pants and penny loafers. No conformity here.

There is Sally, the bitchy twenty-something chick out to pretend to drink overpriced coffee while she enjoys the sport of ignoring guys, the only activity that truly gives her any pleasure because it feeds her insatiable need for self-esteem and that is the only way she can get it.

Imagine that, a bitchy woman in Chicago, will wonders never cease?

There are a bunch of other Sally's over in that corner, but I don't know their name, so I'll generically refer to all of them as "Trixie".

Over here we have Pam the multiple stroller mom who is in a perpetual state of pregnancy. The mission of Pam and her husband: overpopulate the universe with their seed then eventually take it over. Pam's goal: be pregnant every day until age 45 when it is no longer safe or feasible. Pam is not the only one with a stroller here today.

If you didn't know it was Starbucks, you'd think it was stroller outlet.

Do these people ever take a break from child production?

Over here we have Tim, the token gay guy. He dresses and acts in a flamboyant manner in accordance with the expected stereotypes of his sexual orientation. Except Tim isn't even really gay. He is actually a heterosexual sexual predator who has caught on to the trend of attractive young Chicago women attaching themselves to gay men as some sort of fashionable statement as seen on "Sex And the City".

This scheme has gotten him laid over 50 times already this year with no end in sight. And here you have Janet, the tourist from Seattle who is visiting her sister in the neighborhood and will go back to Seattle and expose Chicago as a cesspool of mindless conformity to anyone who will listen.

What do these people have in common?

They are all taking advantage of the incredible bargains at Starbucks, including 5 dollar cups of coffee and 2 dollar muffins. No wonder I find Starbucks to be such a useful place.....to run in and out of to use the bathroom.

3
★★★☆☆

Well here we are at Starbucks, the usual crowd is here today.

There is Bill, the laptop guy. Wait, no, there is one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine laptop guys, all of them balding and wearing button down shirts with khaki pants and penny loafers. No conformity here.

There is Sally, the bitchy twenty-something chick out to pretend to drink overpriced coffee while she enjoys the sport of ignoring guys, the only activity that truly gives her any pleasure because it feeds her insatiable need for self-esteem and that is the only way she can get it.

Imagine that, a bitchy woman in Chicago, will wonders never cease?

There are a bunch of other Sally's over in that corner, but I don't know their name, so I'll generically refer to all of them as "Trixie".

Over here we have Pam the multiple stroller mom who is in a perpetual state of pregnancy. The mission of Pam and her husband: overpopulate the universe with their seed then eventually take it over. Pam's goal: be pregnant every day until age 45 when it is no longer safe or feasible. Pam is not the only one with a stroller here today.

If you didn't know it was Starbucks, you'd think it was stroller outlet.

Do these people ever take a break from child production?

Over here we have Tim, the token gay guy. He dresses and acts in a flamboyant manner in accordance with the expected stereotypes of his sexual orientation. Except Tim isn't even really gay. He is actually a heterosexual sexual predator who has caught on to the trend of attractive young Chicago women attaching themselves to gay men as some sort of fashionable statement as seen on "Sex And the City".

This scheme has gotten him laid over 50 times already this year with no end in sight. And here you have Janet, the tourist from Seattle who is visiting her sister in the neighborhood and will go back to Seattle and expose Chicago as a cesspool of mindless conformity to anyone who will listen.

What do these people have in common?

They are all taking advantage of the incredible bargains at Starbucks, including 5 dollar cups of coffee and 2 dollar muffins. No wonder I find Starbucks to be such a useful place.....to run in and out of to use the bathroom.

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We stopped in the other evening for desserts to go and were pleasantly greeted with service that I would expect in a neighborhood place. The guys were nice. If you are tired of pretentious waiters that treat you like you should be working for the tip, stop in Cafe De Luca. The desserts were excellent as well!

2
★★★★★

We stopped in the other evening for desserts to go and were pleasantly greeted with service that I would expect in a neighborhood place. The guys were nice. If you are tired of pretentious waiters that treat you like you should be working for the tip, stop in Cafe De Luca. The desserts were excellent as well!

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My first outing to Caffe de Luca was perfect. Discovered the place for a French language group and was quite impressed with the quality of my food and the service. Even with a large group of about 15 of us, the staff was friendly and attentive.

2
★★★★★

My first outing to Caffe de Luca was perfect. Discovered the place for a French language group and was quite impressed with the quality of my food and the service. Even with a large group of about 15 of us, the staff was friendly and attentive.

Pros: good food, good service, fun decor

Cons: none

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this Starbucks is always crowded, however, the staff, and the decor make it well worth the wait. This store is located in a very busy location. There is always a lot of street traffic here. The staff is friendly, and the store is always clean.

5
★★★★★

this Starbucks is always crowded, however, the staff, and the decor make it well worth the wait. This store is located in a very busy location. There is always a lot of street traffic here. The staff is friendly, and the store is always clean.

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We stumbled upon this place while shopping on Damon Ave. Stopped in between lunch and dinner and had some good fruit smoothies during a lull in the action. Other patrons included moms and dads with their kids in strollers, a young couple studying for entrance exam tests, a man drinking coffee and reading the paper, etc. Varied crowd, looked like a fairly large menu. I would go back again for a real meal. Looked like the largest restaurant on Damon where most of the shops are located. Took a nice walk through the residential area to the east of Damon after our smoothies.

2
★★★★★

We stumbled upon this place while shopping on Damon Ave. Stopped in between lunch and dinner and had some good fruit smoothies during a lull in the action. Other patrons included moms and dads with their kids in strollers, a young couple studying for entrance exam tests, a man drinking coffee and reading the paper, etc. Varied crowd, looked like a fairly large menu. I would go back again for a real meal. Looked like the largest restaurant on Damon where most of the shops are located. Took a nice walk through the residential area to the east of Damon after our smoothies.

Pros: Atmosphere, Inexpensive, Convenient to CTA

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I've been a regular at Caffe De Luca since it first opened. In the beginning it was a nice neighborhood cafe and it's still a nice neighborhood cafe even though Bucktown has grown over the years. The service is wonderful and the food is pretty good too. Whether I'm stopping in before work for a cup of coffee or hanging out with friends, I always feel welcome. I am definately a Caffe De Luca fan!

2
★★★★★

I've been a regular at Caffe De Luca since it first opened. In the beginning it was a nice neighborhood cafe and it's still a nice neighborhood cafe even though Bucktown has grown over the years. The service is wonderful and the food is pretty good too. Whether I'm stopping in before work for a cup of coffee or hanging out with friends, I always feel welcome. I am definately a Caffe De Luca fan!

Pros: Good Food, Parking, Great Service

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Stylish mommies toting babies and boutique-shopping couples fill this cafe and bar during the day. High ceilings, a crumbling wall and prop clotheslines make the skylit space feel like the set for an Italian street…

 

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