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Ear Wax Cafe (CLOSED)

  • RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Vegetarian-Friendly, American (Traditional), Vegan
  • 1561 N Milwaukee Ave, CHICAGO IL60622 41.909734 -87.676464
  • (At W North Ave)
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  • (773) 772-4019
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User Ratings (Based on 6 reviews)

Food 4.3 Value 4.3
Service 3.8 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

(773) 772-4019
Take Out Cash Only
Mon, Wed-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat-Sun: 9am-10pm
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Brunch, Cheap Eats, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Take Out, Trendy, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Ear Wax Cafe

    Posted by Kevin on 04/15/2011

    I Love This Place

    It closed in FEB 2011 but re-opened in MAY 2011 with some last minute financing and a new menu. I like the old menu better! This place would do much better if it weren't cash only!! Vegan friendly and great for a little more of an off-beat kind of food with familiar staples!

  • Ear Wax Cafe

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/09/2009


    Good options for vegetarians. Hard to get a booth so tough on any more than a pair.

  • Ear Wax Cafe

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/10/2008

    Hip Atmosphere, Fantastic Food

    I've been eating at Earwax for 12 years (since they were located across the street!). Their menu and food quality is excellent. Vegetarians and vegans will love it here, so will their carnivorous friends. Try the veggie burrito, falafel sandwich or for something new try the seitan reuben. Their espresso drinks are better than Starbucks - they use Intelligensia coffee. And don't pass up dessert....they usually have a bavarian chocolate cake or other tempting delights that are to die for! They have booths and tables up front. In the summer they have tables outside in back which doubles their seating area. Downstairs are DVDs for rent with an amazing [select]ion of foreign and independent films.

  • Ear Wax Cafe

    Posted by davan on 07/26/2007

    healthy neighborhood option

    Though you may not be a vegetarian or vegan, many of us enjoy that food as an occasional alternative to our normal daily diet. Not only is it typically lower in fat and healthier in other regards, it can also be delicious as proven by Earwax Cafe. The blackbean burger is rediculously delicious... and they have, without a doubt, the tastiest hummus in Chicago. Earwax is a Wicker Park staple, try it for a healthier alternative without sacraficing flavor.

  • Ear Wax Cafe

    Posted by food is good on 05/06/2007

    veggies and vegan

    it's kinda stuffy but the artsy visuals on the walls make it comfy. the food is very thoughtful and good. last time i went they didn't take credit cards. i basically remember it as being carry-out but i think there was seating. either way i ordered carry-out but the staff weren't very friendly. they were reserved which made me feel out of place. but the lentil soup was very good. i would go back for more.

  • Ear Wax Cafe

    Posted by anon on 03/15/2006

    Great place to hang out with friends

    Nice place to drink coffee - get some food - and rent a movie

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