• 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 specials feature 5 varieties of delicious “French dishes” Poulet Farci a Lestragon, Thon Vin Rouge, Magret de Canard sauce Bigarade, Agneau aux Cepes & Morue et Crevettes a L’indienne . n    Lunch Specials Menu Dinner Specials Menu

Special Events

Special Events
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The Long Christmas Dinner at Al’s Café.
Call 847-742-1180 for reservations.

Janus Theatre Company returns to Al’s Café presenting ” The Long Christmas Dinner” by Thornton Wilder – An enduring holiday classic that takes you on a 90-year journey with the Bayard family and their annual Christmas dinners.
Directed by Richard Pahl, the production features a stellar cast, including Trace Gamache, Matt Hellyer, Jan Jacobs, Michael Wagman, Ann Marie Nordby, Richard Isemonger & Crystal Skipworth.
The show runs on December 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 & 22, Thursday, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 7:00pm.
Recommended seating for dinner is 90 -120 minutes before showtime.

The Play is $15.00 plus the cost of dinner. Our regular dinner menu will be provided.

To make dinner/play reservations please call us directly at 847-742-1180