inside Cafe Central restaurant in Highland Park, Chicago suburb

Cafe Central Restaurant Review (Highland Park IL, Chicago Suburbs)

Cafe Central restaurant is a French bistro located in Downtown Highland Park (north suburb of Chicago).  Cafe Central restaurant has quality food that’s fresh, beautiful and tasty.

inside Cafe Central restaurant in Highland Park, Chicago suburb

Cafe Central restaurant in Highland Park is a very cute and cozy place.  In front of the restaurant is a figurine of a happy chef.  White cotton lace cafe curtains are seen in the windows.  As you come in, you’ll see tables with white tablecloths and white linen napkins, walls painted in a happy yellow color, wood trim and lots of colorful artwork on the walls.  On the back wall there is a huge black chalkboard with some wine selections, desserts and menu items hand written in white chalk.

The whole place is light, airy and upbeat.  Even the plates in Cafe Central are cute – the bread plates have tiny flowers on the sides, and the dinner plates have the yellow and blue sides and the white middle.

Before your meal at Cafe Central, you get freshly baked warm crusty french bread! It smells so good and tastes so yummy!  Spread the sliced of the warm crispy bread with the cold real butter and enjoy.

I’ve been in Cafe Central for lunch many times, and have always had a great experience.  Here are the things that I tried: french onion soup, cobe beef cheeseburger, house salad, cobb salad, croque monseur, smoked salmon sandwich, grilled vegetables tartine, omelette du jour and homemade pasta.  Everything was excellent – fresh, artfully presented and great tasting.

You can tell that a lot of thought goes into their food, it just has such good energy about it.  They use quality ingredients and don’t skimp.  It really is a find.  Cafe Central restaurant in Highland Park is highly recommended!

Cafe Central restaurant is located at 455 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035.  Cafe Central’s phone number is 847 266-7878.

Here are some photos from Cafe Central:

Outside of Cafe Central Restaurant:

Outside Of Cafe Central Restaurant

As you can see, Cafe Central has a nice outside seating area – perfect spot to eat outside on a warm sunny day!

Cup of coffee in a white cup on a nice sunny day on the outside table:

cup of coffee in a white cup

Super-yummy fresh French bread from Cafe Central:

bread in Cafe Central restaurant in Highland Park

Cobb Salad at Cafe Central – notice the presentation!

Cobb salad at Cafe Central

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