Earwax Cafe

Earwax Cafe

1561 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
(773) 772-4019 serving: West Side, Wicker Park

Sidewalk Score: 9 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Cheap Eats, Eclectic & International, B.Y.O.B., Shopping, Group Dining, $, Diners, Open 7 Days, Vegan, People Watching, Mastercard Accepted, Local Favorite, Visa Accepted, Vegetarian,

The Low Down


Know Before You Go: The cafe doesn't have a liquor license, so feel free to BYOB.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

Wicker Park cafe serves vegetarian fare to budget-conscious hipsters in a colorful, circus-y setting.
by Contributor at Citysearch

The Scene
It's a carnival in here, with Chinese-red walls, freak show banners, colorful globe lights, tables painted like pinwheels and high-backed carousel booths. Indie rental videos, magazines and newspapers are stocked toward…
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Don't let the name deter you...quite yummy
By Tina Y at Insider Pages

Little intimidating to walk into if you aren't a hipster...but the food is pretty tasty for a hole-in-the-wall cafe. Love the black bean burger and... Read More

Unique spot, good food
By sunshine1717 at Citysearch

This place is located in a really neat neighborhood, great place to walk around and explore. Their food was good and the ambiance in awesome, total... Read More

Vegan Friendly, Eskimo Friendly
By annie at Menuism

Pros: The decor is really fun, and the staff is casual but efficient. Our nice waitress let me order off... Read More

Colorful, funky setting, good salads
By missmimimao at Citysearch

I visited Earwax about a month or two ago with my boyfriend and had a nice, relaxing meal. The food was good: he had a burger, which tasted alrigh... Read More

I don't know why people like this place.
By MelAriel at Citysearch

The food was mediocre and overpriced. The seitan was not spiced well (overwhelming in a weird way), the slaw was bad, and the veggies were not gre... Read More