Edie’s All Day Café & Bar is an upscale, fast-casual café and bar located in the Wells corridor of Chicago’s River North neighborhood, catering to individuals on-the-go, remote workers and professionals looking for a community space to work, relax and gather from breakfast through dinner. Founded by hospitality veterans Matt Matros, Arturo Gomez, and partner (Chef) Chris Dunstatter, Edie’s is leading Chicago’s “third place” - a designated space between work and home - a new wave in hospitality deeming itself as part café, part restaurant, workspace, community center, and part wine bar.
Led by the talents of Chef Chris Dunstatter, formerly of the beloved 694 Wine & Spirits, known for its elevated charcuterie and wine programs, Edie’s food menu is filled with quality, fresh, and when possible, locally-sourced ingredients, to create globally-inspired, approachable dishes that can be enjoyed from breakfast through dinner. Guests can enjoy signature dishes like Honey Ricotta Toast, Strawberry Caprese Salad, and the Trufflicious Flatbread, along with other classics like avocado toast, savory charcuterie plates, sandwiches and salads. “We created Edie’s menu to appeal to every taste and lifestyle, with fresh, quality ingredients,” says Dunstatter.
Edie’s drink menu features a full-service coffee bar, as well as beer, wine and spirits. The cocktail menu features classic cocktails, as well as some innovative drinks with twists, however, Edie’s wine program is the shining star, offering an approachable, but strong wine list to suit all tastes and price points. In addition to the food and drink menus being enjoyed in-house and at home through delivery and takeaway service, Edie’s also offers grab-and-go options, such as coffee, juice, beer, wine and cocktails, as well as pre-made gourmet “picnic kits,’’ charcuterie boards, made-ahead sandwiches, salads and sides.
While the food and drink programs and community are core pieces of Edie’s DNA, the café and bar’s atmosphere welcomes guests into a modern, Bohemian-influenced bright space, surrounded by a playful mix of decor and patterns. Along with natural materials, like rich woods and lush greenery, the café and bar features a “green trellis”, which hangs from the ceiling and cascades down over the bar area. Edie’s also houses a variety of seating options – from traditional low tables, to family-style hightops, to couches and lounge chairs, for guests to work and kick-back in. The all-day-café and bar has a seasonal patio, which loops around the corner of Huron and Wells Street, where guests can, drink and work from.