• Inspired. Fresh. Delicious.

  • Crave. Indulge. Delight.

  • Authentically Crafted Entrees

  • Wine, Beer & Spirits

  • Casual. Contemporary.
    Uniquely Al’s.

Welcome to Al’s Cafe!

Please Note: Every Friday thru October 2nd, Spring Street will be closed to thru traffic to accommodate The Elgin Farmers Market. Curbside pickup will not be available on those days.

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 January specials feature 5 varieties of German Dishes. “Rinderrouladen, Kassler Rippchen Furst Metternich, Kabeljau Von Ost Friesland mit Lauch, Jager-Eintopf & Konigsberger Klopse.”    Lunch Specials Menu Dinner Specials Menu

Special Events

Special Events
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Hello Everyone,
Al’s Cafe’s Covid-19 hours & days of operation will be:
CLOSED: Monday & Tuesday
OPEN: Wednesday thru Sunday 11:00am – 8:00pm

Online Ordering available for Curbside Pickup, Takeout & Deliveries with our Toast Takeout App. Download the Toast takeout App or find the link on our Facebook.

Deliveries will require a $25.00 minimum & will be limited to within a 5 mile radius.

We are so grateful for your ongoing support!
Thank you,
Chef Tony, Patricia & Staff
Call Us at: 847-742-1180

We are now offering Online Ordering,
Carry Out and Delivery.
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