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

Wheat Cafe - College of Du Page

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 6309422284
  • 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 6309423223

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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Wheat Cafe - College of Du Page reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (15)great for lunch (15)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (8)special occasion (2)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • A Hidden Gem
    Stellar2
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food and service was superior. There is a very small menu but some great items. The portions were large for price. Very fresh food. Cajun flair was this weeks fare.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Local Gem
    Nicole
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great food and service! Had a great ambiance and great overall experience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional value
    abo020
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our group of six had a wonderful time. Love everything. Great food, service, environment and exceptional value. Will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice & Inviting
    Megs
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I discovered this place about a year ago and have been back several times. Every time we have great food and enjoy helping students hone their skills. The menu changes every month, I believe. Every menu has been delicious, except for the last menu which was Tex Mex. We later found out this was the first night of service for the semester so I am able to overlook it. Definitely recommend to give this place a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cowmam
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wheat Cafe offers a 5-star experience for every budget. Truly worth checking out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful dinner
    wsz1951
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great place for a great price! 5 course dinner for around $30.00. The food was presented well and the staff, which is student run,was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • really good
    Dick
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    food and presentation are great. Servers are pleasant and knowledgeable of menu details. A really high class dining experience at a great value
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bikingbabes
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We really enjoyed the food and the service from Joe. He politely answered all of our questions.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 168 reviews are from the Wheat Cafe - College of Du Page reviews archive.
  • Value Value Value
    liketoeat
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Don't let the fact that this is a school restaurant keep you from coming. Excellent food, nice, open room, good casual feel make for a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food is very good and you just cannot beat the value. Worth a trip. Book early as reservations fill quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing value and great food
    abo020
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Comfortable relax environment. Courteous staff. Great food with weekly changing menu. Amazing value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful experience
    Ladylu7
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This is a gem in Glen Ellyn where the COD hospitality and culinary students hone their craft. The food is artful and delicious, while the one server at your table is generally very polite and attentive while having a good knowledge of the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful restaurant
    Ladylu7
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The Wheat Cafe at COD is such a nice treat for a special occasion or for any time at all when you are able to get a reservation. The food is just delicious, the service personal, and the environment makes you feel special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wheat Cafe gets an A+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This was my first visit to the Wheat Cafe. I brought my group of staff from the Registration Office & Enrollment Support Center. We found it relaxing and a nice way to break away from the daily hustle and bustle. The WC staff were pleasant and professional. The service was excellent. The food (including dessert) were perfectally delicious. It's definitely on my radar for more future luncheons! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing food
    photoclay1
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh talent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wheat Cafe at COD is Marvelous!
    Kimmie
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great job was done by everyone.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Great job was done by everyone. Excellant food, excellant presentation, great price. THANKS - keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunch
    JudyAC
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The food was good,and the student server great. Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Great food and service. We go several times per year. Very reasonably priced for the value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surpringing gem
    Scotchgirl
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful lunch at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Food is always very good. I like that they have added wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fun time!
    scotland31
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Culinary Arts Meal
    maripe
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique Lunch
    Scotchgirl
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great burger
    Jessie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely for lunch
    debdw
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great choice
    Dick
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is the restaurant for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i have been thete at least
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go Once to Say You've Been There
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food presented beautifull
    Dick
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food with student employees
    Teddy
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good value.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Very good food with nice presentation at a great price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Treat!
    Donna
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wheat Cafe
    Hank
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    It is always a pleasure to dine at Wheat Cafe. I enjoy interacting with the students, and the food is always delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Price
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Few Suggestions:
    PamB
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wouldn''t bother
    scoffey06
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Value
    ALK007
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    This is a great place for lunch. The food and service was great and you are supporting the work of the College of DuPage Culinary program and students.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.