• Inspired. Fresh. Delicious.

  • Crave. Indulge. Delight.

  • Authentically Crafted Entrees

  • Wine, Beer & Spirits

  • Casual. Contemporary.
    Uniquely Al’s.

Welcome to Al’s Cafe!

You would not expect your soup choice to be Brazil de Cacao or Vegetable Creole at the local malt shop, but then again Al’s isn’t your run-of-the-mill eatery. Al’s Café provides its customers with comfort food alongside more innovative dishes that are sure to delight your palate. Thanks to the creative touch of Chef Tony Jamin, each dish is made from scratch, and tastes better than even Mom’s homemade dinners.

About Al’s Cafe

About Al’s Cafe

Step inside Al’s historical Victorian style building and experience the warm and inviting atmosphere that has proudly been part of the Downtown Elgin community for more than three decades. Enjoy globally inspired American cuisine in a family friendly setting.

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Monthly Specials

Monthly Specials

Enjoy Chef Tony’s monthly lunch and dinner specials. Our December dinner special features 5 varieties of delicious French Dishes: Poulet Farci a L’estragon, Boeuf Bourguinon, Margret de Canard sauce Bigarade, Morue Gratin & Cuisse de Lapina la Moutarde

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Special Events

Special Events
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Buy $25.00 or more in Gift Certificates & receive a FREE box of Hand-Rolled Truffles.
Available November 21 until December 23.

Al’s Cafe will be closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
Happy Holidays!