E.Leaven Food Company

E.Leaven Food Company

(Now Closed)
Café, Sandwich Place, and Coffee Shop
54 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
Total Visitors
2,089
Total Visits
3,638
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  • What you need to know
    Candice R.
    "The coconut oatmeal is yum yum yum! :)"(2 Tips)
    Todd C.
    "The matzo ball soup is the bomb."(2 Tips)
    Kyle E.
    "Try breakfast and come back again for lunch!"(8 Tips)
    stephanie k.
    "... goat cheese BLT, the avocado salad, or any of the flagels."(2 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • sandwiches
  • flagel
  • bagels
  • coconut oatmeal
  • matzah ball soup
  • avocado salad
  • brunch food
  • orange juice
  • great value
  • cherry lemonade
  • stuffed French toast
  • yogurt
  • famous chefs
  • butter croissants
  • burgers
  • lunch
  • fruit
  • bread
  • turkey
  • Misty T.

    Not open until 7am

    Misty Toler · April 22, 2014
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  • M M.

    They took the beloved Cubano with grilled pineapple off the menu.

    M M-G · November 18, 2013
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  • Christopher K.

    3 visits, 3 different meals, liked everyone of them

    Christopher Kutz · October 19, 2013
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  • Nour M.

    Worst experience ever!! Have no clue how it's rated 4!!! Dirty restaurant .. worst customer service !!

    Nour Mouakke · September 29, 2013
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  • Carlos C.

    Huevitos Rancheros!! Muy buenos

    Carlos Calles · September 23, 2013
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  • @jayelarex

    Get the Cuban sandwich.

    @jayelarex · August 31, 2013
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  • Amanda M.

    The soft shell crab sandwich is amazing!

    Amanda Meyer · May 2, 2013
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  • LeMont M.

    You must try the orange juice. It's fresh, sweet, and delicious!

    LeMont Marshall · April 28, 2013
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  • Jason R.

    Worst bagel I have ever eaten. It was like a hamburger bun.

    Jason Rico · April 5, 2013
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  • Deidre R.

    Lunch special is an excellent deal!!

    Deidre Ross · March 25, 2013
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  • Laura G.

    breakfast-organic & reasonable!

    Laura Gzibovskis · March 20, 2013
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  • Olivia S.

    Food is always delicious, but the service - not so great.

    Olivia Stephens · March 14, 2013
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  • Vanessa T.

    As a New Yorker, I have pretty High standards for bagels. But this place is great! They've got a huge selection of bagels and artisanal cream cheeses. The sriracha guava cream cheese is amazing.

    Vanessa T · March 4, 2013
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  • Asa F.

    Not my best dining experience by far. It took three tries to get me my frickin coffee, the fruit "bowl" was 95% nasty mellon, and the potatoes were weird and shrivelled.

    Asa Forsythe · February 25, 2013
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  • Nicole D.

    $1 pastries from 1-3pm!!!

    Nicole DePriest · February 5, 2013
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  • Shannon B.

    Great place to grab lunch when shopping on the Mag Mile.

    Shannon B. · February 3, 2013
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  • Michael P.

    Bagel sandwiches and flagels

    Michael Perlstein · November 27, 2012
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  • Nicole R.

    Not recommended. The Ruben was lacking sauerkraut and coleslaw was horrible. The breakfast potatoes must have been from a week ago!

    Nicole R. · November 16, 2012
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  • Spencer S.

    Unsure how long it will last, but $5.99 lunch special including drink from 12 to 3 during the week is about a $4.50 savings.

    Spencer S · November 15, 2012
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  • Renee S.

    The cherry lemonade is super delicious!!!

    Renee Steward · October 24, 2012
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  • Gonca N.

    This place was my fav 2 years ago but not anymore. My bagel was not toasted today. And potatoes as side dish with my omelette were just frozen cold.

    Gonca Noyan · August 26, 2012
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  • Sana R.

    There's always a wait. Especially if you're ordering To-Go. Call ahead for pick up!

    Sana R. · July 22, 2012
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  • Molly Z.

    Raspberry yogurt is amazing here!!!

    Molly Zarins · June 26, 2012
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  • Kathi E.

    Coconut oatmeal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kathi Eckler · June 16, 2012
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  • Mike P.

    If you don't want to live a life of shame and regret, try the Szechwan Steak sandwich

    Mike Proper · May 22, 2012
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  • Spencer S.

    $1 pastries from 12 to 3 seems like a good deal to me.

    Spencer S · May 13, 2012
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  • hidenori i.

    Illy's cafe,taste good,cheap

    hidenori ishibe · May 4, 2012
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  • Keith

    Remember, avoid this place. Moldy bagel on Monday.

    Keith · May 3, 2012
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  • Keith

    Avoid this place. They served a moldy poppy bagel. Didn't apologize, didn't offer even a replacement or refund. Four Points disavowed a link

    Keith · May 2, 2012
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  • Melanie M.

    Avacado salad is tasty

    Melanie Moore · March 28, 2012
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  • Pretty K.

    Worst food and service.

    Pretty Kalaria · March 18, 2012
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  • Time Out Chicago

    I’m not sure if “stuffed” is a reference to the dish or how I felt after eating, but I’ll take a food coma for the cornflake-crusted challah slices layered with whipped strawberry cream cheese. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · January 24, 2012
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  • Candice R.

    The coconut oatmeal is yum yum yum! :)

    Candice Renee · January 18, 2012
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  • Alice S.

    Nova Lox bagel platter is ridiculously awesome.

    Alice Salt · December 31, 2011
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  • Rosita B.

    Matzo ball soup is awesome!!

    Rosita Bradham · December 14, 2011
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  • Jose R.

    Best butter croissants in the area by far.

    Jose Rivera · November 29, 2011
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  • Ian W.

    Breakfast burrito is great!!

    Ian Wild · November 23, 2011
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  • Crain's Chicago Business

    For the “Italian,” a ciabatta is piled high with Genoa salami, capicola, mortadella and provolone, glistening with an enjoyably acidic red wine vinaigrette. Read more

    Crain's Chicago Business · October 10, 2011
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  • Nick B.

    If you're an out of towner from WI you will appreciate the ability to get a bloody or mimosa!

    Nick Brennan · September 10, 2011
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  • Cadillac

    e.leaven executive chef Abel Cortes competes with celebrity chef David Burke at Cadillac Culinary Challenge Test Drive this weekend. Go to Oakbrook Center to sample fine cuisine and test-drive cars

    Cadillac · August 19, 2011
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  • Nicholas F.

    The kitchen floor looks filthy.

    Nicholas Flees · August 13, 2011
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  • Todd C.

    This place serves great turkey burgers. Actually, everything is good.

    Todd Carpenter · August 12, 2011
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  • Ailyn

    Great food, super nice staff! A must stop for breakfeast or brunch.

    Ailyn · July 2, 2011
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  • Janet

    The free wifi code is food4you

    Janet · May 26, 2011
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  • Carl L.

    Try the Chocolate Éclair - Makes me want to learn how to make them at home!

    Carl Lee · May 6, 2011
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  • Carl L.

    Try the Reuben - Definitely one of the better ones I've had!

    Carl Lee · May 6, 2011
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  • James M.

    Latte tastes like steamed milk w/o espresso. Stick with the brewed coffee.

    James Morgan · April 30, 2011
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  • Sean E.

    Brunch. It's not a hobby, it's a motherfucking lifestyle.

    Sean Everett · April 17, 2011
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  • Joe M.

    The new Breakfast Sandwich is AWESOME! The pumpernickle bread is ridiculously good and the side of potatoes are delicious! And only for $7.50. Just found my new break from shopping spot.

    Joe Mapes · February 6, 2011
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  • George M.

    Southwestern omelet is awesome

    George Mixon · December 28, 2010
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