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American, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 17 August 2022 via mobile

I visited here with family recently for lunch. There are a decent amount of options on the menu and the all of our food tasted good. However, I thought it was a little pricey compared to similar restaurants with bigger portions in the area. While...our waitress was very nice, we waited a long time for just our drinks.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2022

One of the best breakfast experiences ever - more food than you can eat, more delicious than you imagined, and fast and friendly service to top it all off! The wait was long but worth it, and you can always put your name in and...stroll about town!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2022 via mobile

Great breakfast/brunch spot. Cute atmosphere with large menu and great service. We ordered several different items to share as we struggled to each pick one meal. Prices are good for the large portions!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

Always amazing food. You will always have enough for another meal. Service has also been very good never disappointed

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2021 via mobile

I visited buttermilk cafe for breakfast. The atmosphere was great and the food was even better. I would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2021 via mobile

The breakfasts are dependably delicious. Their featured pancake was “apple cider donut” pancake; I passed that up to try the biscuit and I’m glad that I did. Even though I follow a low carb lifestyle, I made an exception to try a bite and ended...up eating the entire thing!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 28 September 2021

First time visit. My wife and I were there on a Monday morning 9/27. Restaurant was very busy and we had a short wait. Menu was was fantastic with many great choices. Their gluten free menu was as well. We placed our order and had...our food well within expected time. We'll be going back !More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 22 September 2021

It totally seemed like this place would be good or great. It was just ok the day i went. Fancy and kind of distinctive, but not always in the best of ways. None of the food was that good. My partner did like her food...a bit more than I did mine, but was also a bit underwhelmed, give the atmosphere and prices.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch today. I ordered the farmhouse salad - it was delicious! So crunchy and fresh. The beets, apples, candied pecans, red onions were a perfect match to the spring mix and arugula. And the warm crispy goat cheese discs were a great...topper ! My friend enjoyed her kale salad as wellMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 25 January 2021 via mobile

They ought to be ashamed! We’re still have thousands of new Covid-19 cases a day in Illinois, and when I went in to collect a carryout, they were operating a full-capacity dine-in service with standing-room only in the waiting area. No social distancing! They’re putting...the public and the economic recovery of the community at risk!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 21 December 2020 via mobile

Wow. I went to buttermilk this morning for the first time with my two daughters and each of us was blown away by how amazing our breakfast was. Francisco was our waiter and he was charming and kind and a great server. We love going...out for breakfast but this food was so fresh and so unique and delicious it’s definitely our favorite. I will be going back very soon!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 25 August 2020

Stopped at Buttermilk Café for breakfast on a Saturday morning; it’s located in the Freedom Commons development between Diehl Rd and the Reagan Tollway (I-88) west of Naperville Rd. It was early and we were seated immediately. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, they had some...outdoor seating and we were able to get a table there. The staff were friendly and courteous. The menu wasn’t extensive but had everything one would expect. Our order was taken in a timely manner. My wife had eggs and bacon and I ordered the veggie omelet with a side of pork sausage; the size of the omelet was quite generous. We both enjoyed our meals very much. If you’re in the Naperville area and looking for breakfast or lunch, give Buttermilk Café a try – I think you’ll enjoy it.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 15 March 2020

This restaurant is located in a historic building on a busy corner in downtown Geneva, and everything from the decor to the menu to the service was top notch. There were a lot of unique menu items, and deciding what to try was not an...easy decision. We both ended up going for eggs; I opted for the Goat Omelet, with spinach, tomato, chicken sausage and goat cheese, and it was incredibly tasty and filling. My wife eats gluten free, and went for the Iron Man Scrambler, which she also found delicious. I don’t know when we will be back in Geneva, but we will definitely eat here again when we are.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is cute, with an extensive menu, very good food, and great service. I had buttermilk biscuits with eggs and coffee. My spouse had crepes. We both enjoyed our meals. Our server, Crystal, was attentive and pleasant. We would gladly return.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

My husband and I have made Buttermilk our Sunday morning date place. Admittedly, a visit takes planning and getting up early to avoid the wait, but that is fine by us! The menu is unique and delicious (hence the need to plan--a lot of others...agree with us). The service is consistently fast, gracious, and friendly--even when it is obvious that the waitstaff has to be busy. Buttermilk is a pleasure on so many levels!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes there was a small menu for vegan and GF. I think like oatmeal bowls things like that. And there is a veggie sandwich. They are good at substituting things as well.
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Buttermilk Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4