The Heartland Cafe

Chicago, Illinois

3.7 / 6 votes

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Combined restaurant, nightclub, casual community center, newstand and general store.

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Added by ElisaMcClain on Feb 27 04 (last updated Dec 29 12)

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Went on two different evenings, one when the place was almost empty, and the next night when it was crowded. Both nights I was seated quickly and had a very attentive wait-staff. I got the vegan stir fry both times, once with seitan and once with tofu. The tofu was recommended by my very knowledgeable waitress but I have to say that I thought the seitan had more body and was tastier.

The vegan selections were pretty limited on the menu unfortunately but what vegan items they did have looked satisfying. The only vegan dessert was a chocolate macaroon cookie. I reluctantly ordered it thinking I'd get a couple of lonely looking cookies on a plate and instead got a double layer cookie about the size of an eggo waffle! It was light and delicious.

I will recommend Heartland Cafe to my veggie friends or the veggie curious.

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Heartland Cafe is a funky fixture in the Rogers Park community. It has been a center for progressive politics and tasty food for decades. The menu is vegan-friendly, with quite a few options and helpful notes on the menu (such as pointing out which breads/buns are vegan). Also, the wait staff is knowledgable as to what food is vegan. The black bean burgers and bbq seitan are good standards and they offer a tofu scramble on the breakfast side.

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Rogers Park


Located in Rogers Park just across the corner from the north steps of the Morse el stop on the Howard/Dan Ryan. There's parking at Estes/Glenwood.

Allows Smoking


$ - inexpensive


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7am - 10am
7am - 11pm
8am - 11pm
8pm - 10pm

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