New Menu Items!

As promised, we launched 4 new items on our all day menu for our birthday last week, have you come in to check them out yet? Not to mention we threw in a bonus, a new desert! 

If you haven't already, come in and try our tasty new items and tell us what you think!

Mediterranean Crostini

Mediterranean Crostini

Caprese Twist

Caprese Twist

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve

Cuban Bowl

Cuban Bowl

Berry Chocolate Mousse

Berry Chocolate Mousse

3rd Coast's 32nd Birthday!

Today we are celebrating the 3rd Coast Cafe's 32nd year of success in the Gold Coast.

Happy 32nd Birthday to us!

To show our appreciation to all of our loyal customer who helped get us to where we are now, we have a couple treats for you.
Today only we will have complimentary cupcakes and cookies,
from Pure Yum Cakes. (while supplies last) 

Not to mention our raffle!

Dine in and fill out our raffle tickets.
1st place: $100 Gift Card
2nd place: $50 Gift Card
3rd place: bottle of wine
(winners will be announced Friday 4/7) 



Spring has sprung! …kind of

Though the weather hasn’t quite caught on, it is officially spring! Keep a look out for some new and fun changes around the coast. We will be playing with new recipes at dinner, testing menu items, updating our beers and wines, and adding to our every day menu. Nothing but great things coming your way!

Send us an email with your contact information to be added into our email list. We will begin sending out updates and alerts to our loyal customers on when we are trying new things and on some fun events we have up our sleeves.

Our Valentine's Prix-Fixe Dinner Adventure!

Thank you to everyone who chose to celebrate their Valentine’s Day with us at the 3rd Coast, whether it was on your own, with that special someone or in a group, we had a great crowd Tuesday night.

The Coast doesn’t typically celebrate holidays, but we decided this year to test a Prix-fixe dinner with reservations. The night went off without a hitch and we had rave reviews! For those of you that joined us, please email us your thoughts!

Keep us in mind for your festivities next Valentine’s Day as we might make this a yearly tradition, or who knows, maybe a monthly treat!

Check out our amazing dessert specials that were included in our Prix-Fixe dinner!
Vanilla Sponge Cake with Strawberries, Nutella Mousse, and Chocolate Mousse with a Berry Sauce. All made in house!

Vanilla Sponge Cake with Strawberries

Vanilla Sponge Cake with Strawberries

Nutella Mousse, and Chocolate Mousse with a Berry Sauce

Nutella Mousse, and Chocolate Mousse with a Berry Sauce

Holiday Hours!

Holiday Hours!

The 3rd Coast Café will be
closed on Saturday and Sunday,
December 24th & 25th

We will reopen Monday, December 26th at 9am

Saturday, December 31st we will be closing at 3pm and will open Sunday, January 1st at 9am.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Happy Holidays from our families to yours!

3rd Coast was in the Chicago Tribune!!  

The 3rd Coast Cafe

"Breakfast anytime" are my favorite words when looking for a place to write about. My friend, restaurateur Dan Rosenthal, with whom I worked to make Chicago restaurants smoke-free, joined me. He said he loves this neighborhood spot — which proudly says it's the oldest cafe in the Gold Coast — for dinner too.

On entering the cafe, which is a few steps down from street level, giving it a cozy feel, I was drawn to the counter with its freshly baked scones — a signature item. We ordered some, of course, and also shared a Chicago-style smoked Polish sausage, cut and grilled. It was a nice change from other sausages and came with eggs, toast, some spicy mustard and hash browns.

The Texas French toast can be either thick-cut sourdough or cinnamon raisin sprinkled with powdered sugar. I chose the latter. A great option was the Old Smokehouse bacon, which is ordered by the "stick." "I'll have three please." And the scones? 3rd Coast deserves to be very proud of them.

No wonder it's been around so long.

Of note: Full service. Street parking. Three-hour $14 valet parking available at 1250 N. Dearborn. Full bar.

Find it: 1260 N. Dearborn St., 312-649-0730,

Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight daily

Ina Pinkney, the former owner of breakfast spot Ina's, writes the monthly "Breakfast With Ina" column for the Tribune. Find more of her columns here.

3rd Coast Cafe on WGN news...The Blue Mind Award 2016

How about something completely different from the divisiveness of politics?

We offer a short break now to remind ourselves what’s possible, that people CAN come together for a common cause.

This is a story about the importance of water in our lives, public swimming pools open to all, and the ripple effect a small Illinois town can have on the rest of the world.

WGN’s Steve Sanders picks up the story from there.

You can learn more about #BlueMind research by clicking this link:

Producer Pam Grimes, and photojournalists Steve Scheuer, Kevin Doellman, and Mike D'Angelo contributed to this report.

New Paintings Water Carina

A little bit about the artist…

 I was born in France and raised in West Africa, Abidjan.

I came to the United States in 1987, with a sense of opportunity to discover my potential. It is through painting that this has begun to manifest.

Having experienced the powerful influence of both world French and African, it is here in this land that I am able to have clarity of their connection. Both cultures have united in me in a unique experience which fuels and challenge my creativity.
I am self taught and started painting in 2004, at home. By 2006 I was painting professionally, following the Art Festivals Circuit along the West Coast and loving the enrichment provided by each encounter.

I am moved by the desire to create texture and luminescence in my paintings and thrive to reach a visual expression of the energies at play in nature, feeling 'Blisstin' by the Prism.
I describe my style as Contemporary Expressionism.

Blessings to all


The Coast Welcomes Back Artist Josh Moulton

Back with a new series, artist Josh Moulton decks the walls of 3rd Coast with a vibrant collection. Paintings include both local sights from around the Windy City to rural scenes found beyond the city limits. Moulton's work typically maintains themes of architectural cityscapes, people interacting in their environments, or natural still-lifes. All paintings displayed in the cafe are available for purchase, and his gallery can be found in Lincoln Park.

Our Winter Beer List is going International...

We have three new exciting additions to our Winter Beer List! The selection, which features a number of delicious American Craft brews, will now also include some European flavor as well! 

Here's what's new...

Menabrea 1846              4.8%         Product of Italy

Lager Beer produced with bottom fermentation, Premium Lager.
Brewed with water, malt, maize, hops. It is a well-balanced beer with a notable floral/fruity aroma thanks to the selected yeasts used in the brewing process.

Birra Lurisia                    5.2%         Product of Italy

Top fermented artisanal ale handcrafted with the purest Lurisia water, buckwheat from Monregalese Valley, Italian barley malt, yeast, hops, and spices. 

Tripel Karmeliet           8.4%           Product of Belgium

Blond, robust, smooth and fruity 3 grain ale, with final fermentation in the bottle. Brewed with wheat, oats, and barley. 

New Artist Katie Puenner

Katie M. Puenner


I aim to express form through organic fluidity and vibrant colors of my paintings.

My work explores both the drama and pleasures of life. I blend vivid colors and vibrancy to convey experiences that make up the fabrics of my life. The goal of my art is to express myself by creating a fantastical world from the ordinary life.