Third World Cafe

Chicago, Illinois

Closed as of May 1 12

1301 E. 53rd St.
Chicago, Illinois 60615


4.0 / 3 votes

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An alternative-style coffeehouse


Kind of like Starbucks, but has fair-trade coffee and some vegetarian snacks.

Some vegan items: Mediterranean sandwich (without the cheese)
Hummus platter
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Vegetarian Chili

They're new, so they're still figuring out their hours. So don't be surprised if they're open an hour later or closed an hour earlier than the times listed here.

Added by Eric Purdy on Dec 3 04 (last updated Jun 6 12)

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Okay. This restaurant/cafe has THE rudest people working there. I'm not a person that is hard on servers and baristas - having done the job myself for several years. I live in the area and over the course of a year have gone to the cafe multiple times - each time thinking that it would be the time when the people behind the counter wouldn't be horrendously rude. I am done waiting, and will never ever return to that cafe.

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A good place to hang out and study. I like their hummus plate. You also can't beat free wireless.

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Hyde Park


Wheelchair Accessible


  • American
  • Mediterranean


  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating


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7am - 7:30pm
8am - 7:30pm
9am - 4pm

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