Earwax Cafe

Earwax Cafe

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

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

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

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

OK vegetarian food
By Annie W at Insider Pages

A lot of people really like Earwax, but it has never really impressed me much. I can't really say that I've had a really good meal here, though I d... Read More

Delicious and lots of vegetarian options
By Elizabeth R at Insider Pages

This is a great little place with a lot of vegetarian options. The service is appealingly indifferent--sometimes they'll give you a little attitude... Read More

Earwax Cafe
By Brian W. at Judy's Book

Did you know that you can rent a movie from here. Earwax is a one stop shop for some of us. You can sit down, get a bottomless cup of coffee, eat... Read More