• 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 October dinner special features 5 varieties of delicious Authentic German Dishes: Sauerbraten, Kassler Rippchen Furst Metternich, Kabeljau Von Ost Friesland mit Lauch, Jager-Eintopf & Konigsberger Klopse

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Special Events

Special Events
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Nightmare Weekend Hours:

Saturday October 21st
Closed for Lunch & will OPEN at 5:00pm

Sunday October 22nd
Closed for Lunch & will OPEN for Dinner at 3:00pm