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
    stephanie k.
    "... salad, or any of the flagels."(2 Tips)
    Candice R.
    "The coconut oatmeal is yum yum yum! :)"(2 Tips)
    Todd C.
    "The matzo ball soup is the bomb."(2 Tips)
    Vanessa T.
    "As a New Yorker, I have pretty High standards for bagels."(12 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • sandwiches
  • flagel
  • bagels
  • coconut oatmeal
  • matzah ball soup
  • avocado salad
  • brunch food
  • great value
  • cherry lemonade
  • stuffed French toast
  • yogurt
  • famous chefs
  • butter croissants
  • burgers
  • lunch
  • bread
  • fruit
  • turkey
  • goat cheese
  • 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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