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Wheat Cafe - College of Du Page
Wheat Cafe - College of Du Page
  • Address:
    425 Fawell Blvd, CHC Bldg.
    CHC Bldg
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    Glen Ellyn
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Wheat Cafe - College of Du Page Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Email: meyerst@cod.edu
  • Phone: (630) 942-2284
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday and Friday: 11:15am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Dining room available for parties up to 60 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Tim Meyers (630) 942-3223

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Park closest to Culinary & Hospitality Center or Arts Center.
A word from Wheat Cafe - College of Du Page
Specializing in seasonal, farm to table, contemporary cuisine. Wheat Cafe is a student operated restaurant located in the Culinary & Hospitality Center at the College of DuPage.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Great job was done by everyone. Excellant food, excellant presentation, great price. THANKS - keep up the good work."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We have recently started taking advantage of the student dinners at Wheat Cafe and have been very pleased with the enthusiasm of the waite staff and the quality and preparation of the meal. what a gift to the community!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My friend and I had lunch at Wheat Cafe. The wait-staff were very attentive, helpful and friendly. Our food was tremendous and the price was very reasonable. Great restaurant - congratulations, COD!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Your restaurant was recommended to us by my daughter, I would not have sought it out on my own. The table setting was impeccable, suggesting a high quality meal. The service and dinner exceeded this. The waitress was attentive but not overly so, and the presentation of food, as well as the preparation and taste were to die for. Portions were not too larger and not too small. I have already recommended this to my colleagues and friends."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was good,and the student server great. Give it a try!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great food and service. We go several times per year. Very reasonably priced for the value."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "secondgem second time we have eaten there and we were not disappointed. ONe has to come knowing you will be served by students with COD's hospitality program. They seem scared at first, but it is,fun to interact with them."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch at Wheat Cafe. The food was wonderful and we felt like we were at a gourmet dinner at one of Chicago's top restaurants. Whoever was preparing the salmon that day, kudos to you - it was like butter! We understand that the servers are also students and that may explain why the server seemed unexperienced. Thank you for a great lunch, i already have a reservation for the farmlands dinner in April."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food is always very good. I like that they have added wine"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "It is great fun to have lunch here. The food is very good and the students are engaging and sociable. Plus they do a great job with service! I try to bring a small group of friends over to the Wheat Café at least twice a year and everyone has enjoyed the experience, the food and the service!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Wheat Cafe is the lunch restaurant of College of DuPage's Culinary Arts School, and they do a terrific job, IF you are willing to reserve ahead and follow their school schedule! Glorious gourmet food, served artfully; linen tablecloth, fresh flowers, and good service - - and oh, did I say: for a great price too!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Excellent lunch-in a culinary school program. Lovely table setting including fresh flowers. Service is very good. Some minor glitches - coffee which spilt onto saucer - where altered when brought to their attention. Pleasant and personable server. We really connected to her. Look forward to returning."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I ordered the gourmet burger and cut fries. It was delicious and hit the spot. The house manager came over and said hello. He was very friendly and made the experience enjoyable. I also recommend Jessie as a GREAT server."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We always enjoy lunch here. With the table setup it feels like a fine dining experience. The food Is good and presentation is a outstanding. Service is top notch. This is a college class and the students really go all out.."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "My first visit to Wheat with a friend was a lovely surprise. Though a student produced event, it was professional in every way. Service was attentive, presentation beautiful, and the food was terrific. Even the view in this dreary winter was light filled and beautifully landscaped. Definitely a lovely cousin to the neighboring Waterleaf restaurant."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "i have been thete at least 4 times for lunch. It has always been terrific. I try to bring new people with me to get word out about the Wheat Cafe's food & flavor combinations. This last time, my favorite was Cheesecake with mango sorbet. This time for me, though, menu had less excitement for me. It may have been that I chose halibut. I intend to come again when menu changesand relive earlier excitement I had with the previous menues."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "This is the restaurant for the culinary school at COD. The food was delicious and portions were just right. There was one service issue, the waiter did not realize we were to choose both a soup and salad. He thought it was one or the other. He realized his mistake after we had eaten our salads and brought us our soups. All of the students working that night were very pleasant. Everyone in our group ordered something different and it was all quite good. We have plans to go back."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Very good food presented beautifully. Good service with food served hot and and in a timely manner.Fine dining ambiance all around. I will visit again and recommend it to others."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The Wheat cafe employees College of DuPage students who are enrolled in their Culilnary Arts program. I've eaten here 3-4 times and the food has always been excellent; the salads and soups, in particular, are delicious. The lunches offer three dining options for the entree; all I've had have been very good. You also have a choice of soup, salad and desert. The short ribs I had on my most recent visit were extremely tender and flavorful. The service is quite good and attentive and it is great to give the students an opportunity to hone their skills. I highly recommend trying this place for lunch"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "The food was great and it's fun to think that we were helping with the education of the culinary school."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Very good food with nice presentation at a great price."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "This is the second time I have been back to Wheat Cafe and I have LOVED it each time! The food is wonderful and the wait staff does a great job. I love that their are numerous options for each of the courses of the meal, it is great to try new things as well as for picky eaters. Overall, this place is GREAT!!!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Treated a good friend to lunch for her birthday at Wheat Café. Wonderful lunch -- great food and really good service and great value! We'll definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "It is always a pleasure to dine at Wheat Cafe. I enjoy interacting with the students, and the food is always delicious."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "A really nice restaurant. Superb service from start to finish. Wonderful food prepared with great recipes and care. The attention to detail is evident from the table settings to the presentation on the plate. Unbelievable value. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "My friend & I found the breadsticks looking so delicious, but found them to be stale & tasteless. It took 3 tries to finally get HOT coffee.....with actual steam coming out as it was poured. Before that, it was just a bit warmer than room temp. Waitresses & their helpers were ever so good @ making sure we had everything we needed, especially when it came to finally getting my coffee HOT! Noise level was a bit loud, but with groups right next to our table, what can one expect, I guess! Thank You for allowing us to dine in such "luxury!" We'll be returning, for sure!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "It takes way too long to get your lunch served. Most people that are going to this work for the college and can't be gone that long for lunch. Price was was too high for the small portions that you get. Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait because they were getting our table ready. They put us in a little corner where a table should not have been. We ended up having to move the table length wise to even fit in the spot. Waiter was pretty good."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
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