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Toni Patisserie & Café

Toni Patisserie & Café

Bakery, Café, and French Restaurant$$$$
The Loop, Chicago
  • Has a stamp of approval from Crain's Chicago Business and Time Out Chicago
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    • Time Out Chicago
  • Faith R.
    "The croqué monsieur and the fruit tart is amazing here!"(7 Tips)
    Melissa E.
    "Loved my le boeuf sandwich and such a fun atmosphere."(3 Tips)
    Samantha L.
    "Try the salted caramel latte with pumpkin spice macarons!"(6 Tips)
    Dana P.
    "Great tomato galette, lovely macaroon, and a wonderful coffee blend"(7 Tips)
92 Tips and reviews
  • pastries
  • French food
  • coffee
  • sandwiches
  • authentic
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  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneJune 22, 2012
    You have to try a sandiwch! Baguettes may be layered with ham or with tuna and capers or with house-made pate, ham, sriracha mayo plus pickled carrot and daikon for a take on Vietnamese banh mi. Read more
  • Wayne A.
    Wayne AAugust 25, 2017
    Sandwich heaven. Apple, Brie, Arugula, & olive oil on crispy baguette clean & delicious. Macaroons & Fruit-Tart exquisite. Espresso highly gratifying. Must do. Raspberry Meringue not to miss.
  • Matt C.
    Matt CermakDecember 18, 2012
    This right off Michigan Ave. gem has so much to offer from extravagant pastries to delicious sandwiches. Perfect spot to take a break from shopping and a must try for any foodie or coffee lover.
  • Zoe Y.
    Zoe YimMarch 22, 2014
    I was visiting Chicago. I went there for a Wednesday afternoon pick-me-up. Their black coffee was the best I had. Bold & smooth. (Most coffee shops had bitter drip coffees.) Also, refills are free!
  • René P.
    René PiersonOctober 2, 2016
    Nice coffee and very nice atmosphere, we tried the Yogurt Parfait and a Chicken and Mushroom crepe and they were good, better try the Perfect Egg Sandwich it looks Yumi and well served.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 13, 2013
    Le Breton: a ham sandwich with salted butter and cornichons. That's it. But thanks to the baguette that is at once soft and crackly, the those three ingredients are all you really need.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BassJuly 15, 2017
    We had the jambon et fromage crêpe, the salmon toast, and a croqué monsieur, and I recommend all of them! The latte was excellent as well.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 17, 2012
    The pastry case is full of all manner of European-style cakes, tarts and breakfast pastries. An almond Danish and cappuccino is a distinguished beginning to any day; a pan bagnat is an elegant middle. Read more
  • Rachael D.
    Rachael DahlApril 19, 2014
    The macarons here are a MUST! Incredible pastry, incredible staff. I suggest coming early before they sell out of the pain au chocolat!
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossDecember 16, 2014
    Toni's is a great lunch option! The soups are very fresh and the daily quiche selections that we've tried are amazing! I want to try their pastries sometime soon!!!
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireJuly 26, 2015
    Flaky biscuits, good jam, good coffee. And they agreed to make me a soft boil egg instead the hard boiled one. Give a try!
  • Colin M.
    Colin MorrisNovember 17, 2014
    Authentic French food and pastries. Truly authentic, meaning the bread can be a bit tough for my liking. Upscale atmosphere and a little sidewalk seating.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 6, 2011
    Try the almond Danish from our 100 Best list: This marble-replete space is a fine room in which to drink a cappuccino and enjoy a danish.
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SloneJuly 15, 2012
    The quiche lorraine was rich and delicious. It was perfectly paired with a fresh spring mix salad dressed with good olive oil & sea salt.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 22, 2013
    This cafe features a range of baguette sandwiches, along with salads and decadent French pastries.
  • Faith R.
    Faith RomigDecember 30, 2015
    The croqué monsieur and the fruit tart is amazing here! As well as the quiche!
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineDecember 5, 2011
    The le boeuf sandwich is big enough for two meals, says Penny Pollack and the salade méditerranéenne with buttermilk-dill dressing has a lot going for it.
  • Gardenia H.
    Gardenia Hung-WittlerNovember 6, 2014
    Toni Patisserie & Café has a French Cuban Sandwich Panini in the Loop, when Cubans are in town looking for comfort food.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 21, 2012
    If you find the baby trinket in your slice of King Cake from this bakery, you get good fortune for the next year. If you don’t, you get…a piece of cake without a tiny plastic baby in it. Read more
  • AskMen
    AskMenSeptember 15, 2011
    In addition to breads, cakes and a stand-up coffee car that slings Metropolis-brewed cups, the joint also offers soup and banh mi sandwiches for patrons stopping by during lunch. Read more
  • Jamie W.
    Jamie WilliamsonAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The tartine was good, but I was surprised it was served on a rustic bread. Most I've had before were served on a flaky, buttery bread pastry. It was still good. The meringue tart was wonderful!
  • Melissa E.
    Melissa E.August 14, 2013
    Happened up on this place as I was "playing tourist" on a day off. Best surprise of the day. Loved my le boeuf sandwich and such a fun atmosphere.
  • Toni Patisserie & Café
    Toni Patisserie & CaféFebruary 27, 2013
    Did you know we're now offering wine? Relax with a glass over lunch or after work, or stop by and grab a bottle to take home!
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The croque monsieur is a delicious way to take a midday break. And the salted caramel tart is dangerously good.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittNovember 22, 2017
    Great place for hearty sandwiches. Might be tough to get a spot for more than 1, even post-lunchtime though.
  • jmm
    jmmAugust 24, 2012
    OMG! Amazing. The pan bagnat is not traditionally prepared, the flavored are right and it is delicious!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 22, 2013
    The almond macaron is exceptional with a clear nutty flavor though the filling is on the tough side.
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MoseleyApril 19, 2014
    Delicious pastries! This is a great place to get a coffee and bite to eat near Millennium Park.
  • Martha B.
    Martha BrownOctober 8, 2016
    Coffee was good; was able to take time (mid-morning) to catch up with a friend. Lots of hard surfaces so noisy but conversation is possible.
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MannSeptember 12, 2015
    The desserts are amazing, we'll be coming back for more!
  • Dana P.
    Dana ParkerJanuary 12, 2015
    Great tomato galette, lovely macaroon, and a wonderful coffee blend
  • BJ F.
    BJ F.January 26, 2016
    The eggs florentine on the biscuits with a few cherry macaroons, no better way to start a Sunday!
  • Nate B.
    Nate BartlettDecember 23, 2012
    The Croque Monsieur was delicious. Also treat yourself to a chocolate salted Carmel tart.
  • Christine F.
    Christine FranzAugust 23, 2015
    I had the Toni Benedict which was ok. The eggs were a bit overdone for my taste but they have an awesome almond croissant.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterAugust 22, 2014
    Great light French Bistrot fare and pastries!! Good place for coffee
  • LaKala S.
    LaKala SteeleMarch 11, 2013
    The iced mocha was WONDERFUL. Also get the eclaire, it was heavenly!!
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn SFebruary 14, 2015
    The daily soups are amazing, always fresh & delicious ingredients!
  • redmarker
    redmarkerAugust 5, 2013
    #softboiledeggs and they were delicious. Part of any French induction program. <3
  • Ang P.
    Ang PFApril 16, 2013
    Fabulous hot chocolate! The quiche and salad were just ok, but the pastries looked scrumptious.
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FlossAugust 7, 2015
    Stopped in for lunch at Toni's today--the le boeuf sandwich is a great menu item!
  • Bon Bon
    Bon BonSeptember 19, 2014
    Almond croissant and latte are really good! 😁
  • Heather R.
    Heather RomigDecember 30, 2015
    The quiche lorraine is excellent! I will be back for more. 😄
  • Collin C.
    Collin ChartierJune 9, 2015
    The Baguette is authentic and fresh. A must get
  • Katie S.
    Katie SpencerApril 29, 2012
    Try their key lime pie tart and red velvet cupcake. To die for!
  • Chloe M.
    Chloe MonsterAugust 27, 2011
    Must try the Quiche Loraine and the Biscuit de Jambon...great little place.
  • Alyson D.
    Alyson D'SouzaJanuary 7, 2012
    Nicoise salad is da bomb. Perfect healthy, fresh, fast lunch dwntwn.
  • Rod R.
    Rod RakicMay 4, 2016
    Disappointing. Despite having 2 griddles right up front, the crepes are not made fresh to order. They warm up crepes made earlier in the day. Bizarre.
  • Mason M.
    Mason MatschkeApril 8, 2015
    Best waffles in the city and fantastic coffee. Mason Matschke
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Crain's Chicago BusinessOctober 10, 2011
    Try the salade Niçoise ($10.75), whose zesty Dijon vinaigrette enlivens caper-studded tuna salad, crisp haricots verts and more. Read more
  • Julia P.
    Julia ParkAugust 2, 2013
    This place is totally overrated. Croque monsieur is okay, but the macarons are LOUSY and their service is real slow. However, the owner is SO nice and the location is convenient. I'll give them that.
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