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Blue Box Cafe

176 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120-5524
+1 847-697-2583
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good46%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwich” (11 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
176 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120-5524
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Looked for a place to eat while in Elgin. They have gluten free bread and a few sweets. The Turkey Ranch was so good. The Ruben Ruben was very tasty. Potato salad was tasty. Refillable fountain drinks. The coffee was really good. I had the...More

Thank Mica_10
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Unique, eclectic, Dr. Who based cafe. Really large and interesting menu! Carry the dirty earl (my hubby and I developed this 5 years ago!!!).

Thank violetta m
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Blue Box Cafe is great for a good cup of coffee or for a quick lunch. I enjoy the Blue Box Salad which I order with swiss cheese instead of the cheese it come with and I also LOVE their seasonal Turkey Gobbler sandwich that's...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This was our first time at Bluebird Cafe and it was very good. The minestrone soup was definite homemade. I had the Elgin Club which was very tasty, with roast beef, turkey, ham, bacon and cheese on toasted sourdough. My wife had the turkey Reuben....More

Thank The-Road-Tripster
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Popped in real quick for a hot drink, tea and lattes. Place is cute with a big themed menu. All the little touches, it was nice. They were doing a live podcast at the time so we didn't stick around, they had a good crowd....More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I was working in the area for a couple weeks. Keep going back. Nice homemade sandwiches. Convenient location. Street parking and parking garage

Thank VicSalo
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Great corner store coffee shop in downtown Elgin that is a credit to the Dr. Who phantom. Coffee is fresh, cookies and pasties true to British TV themes. Good line up of lunch eon sandwiches.

Thank Vance d
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Best sandwich paired with delicious hot apple cider! This place is cozy & cute along with the town of Elgin! On a rainy gloomy day it brightened mine! Great prices, service and menu options for all!

Thank eoriginal
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Blue Box refers to the time traveling phone box used by Doctor Who. They serve mostly sandwiches, pop and coffee, with a variety of chips. You order at the counter and they serve your food. They are equipped to take Apple Pay.

Thank Jim-J-Alg
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This coffee shop with a Dr. Who theme serves some pastries and sandwiches. We were there at breakfast, and ordered breakfast sandwiches and muffins. The sausage in the sausage sandwich was very thin, but overall the portion size was adequate, and tasted good. One TV...More

Thank ratherBtravelling_11
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It is VERY reasonable with good quality fare.
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 E Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120-5524
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-697-2583
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