To make lunch reservations call 630-554-7100 or submit a request here & our staff will contact you to confirm within 2 business days.
Tuesday – Saturday
10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
For same day or next day reservations, please call.
Parties of 10 or more, please make your reservation for
10:45, 11:00 or 1:00.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your reservation please remember to email or call.
Emerson’s Vintage Market Days (Event dates on the Our Events page). For reservations on Market days, we can only take parties of 6 or less in the Café. Food is available for sale in the barn on Market days.
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5126 Stephens Road
Oswego, IL 60543
Please note we offer gluten-free items we are not a gluten-free facility.
We are not a nut free facility
A sweet and tangy salsa served with tortilla chips.
A creamy bacon and tomato dip served over a crisp lettuce leaf. Served with Pita chips or rustic bread.
Soup of the Day
Roasted Red Pepper (creamy-chicken base)
Spring Asparagus (broth-chicken base)
Large Bowl $6.99
Ultimate Gourmet Grilled Cheese
This gourmet grilled cheese is loaded with herbed caramelized onions, gooey gruyere, and white cheddar cheeses, and is cooked in rosemary butter! Served with crispy kettle chips and freshly cut fruit. May add bacon $2.00 extra
Herbed Garlic Roast Beef Sandwich
Our roast beef sandwich (seasoned with rosemary) is on crusty French bread with brie cheese toasted until warm and melty! Topped with fresh slices of pear and arugula. Accompanied by crispy kettle chips and fresh cut fruit.
Ham Asparagus Crepe
Two tender crepes filled with roasted seasonal asparagus, sliced ham, and Swiss with a Dijon parmesan cream sauce. Served with a fruited field green salad with our mandarin orange dressing.
Avocado Chickpea Sandwich (Vegan)
Avocado and chickpea filling with a dash of cayenne, topped with watercress and cucumbers on our own whole wheat bread. Served with a fruited field green salad with our mandarin orange dressing.
A small cup of soup may be added to any entree for $4.99
Bowl of crispy kettle chips $1.25
Choose 2 of the following items for a perfect pairing!
*Soups (cream or broth) *1/2 Sandwich
*1/2 Signature Salad *1/2 Flower pot Salad ($1.00 extra)
Choice of Salad Dressings:
*Signature (Champagne Vinaigrette), Balsamic Italian Vinaigrette ~ Poppyseed ~ Honey Mustard ~ Ranch ~ Blue Cheese
Our Signature Salad is a blend of juicy pears, sugared walnuts, blue cheese, and dried cranberries. Served over mixed greens with a sweet vinaigrette.
Add grilled chicken $3.00
Add Salmon $4.00
Shrimp & Avocado Flowerpot Salad
Our popular flowerpot salad is a mix of greens, savory shrimp (marinated with cilantro, lime, honey and a hint of chili powder and grilled to perfection) with red cabbage, tomatoes, and avocadoes, topped with blue corn chips. Served with a sweet cilantro dressing or dressing of your choice.
Peach Blackberry Cobbler
The favorite of many! A mixture of fruit, berries, and delicate crust perfectly warmed and served with vanilla ice cream. (not vegetarian-friendly) Available gluten-free (vegetarian-friendly)
Strawberry Rhubarb Skillet (Serves 2)
Fresh strawberries and rhubarb topped with a homemade buttermilk shortcake. Served warm with vanilla ice cream. The perfect combination of sweet and tart.
Whole sandwich w/fruit $15.99
*Cranberry Grape/Pecan Chicken Salad w/light Greek yogurt/mayonnaise dressing
* Oven-roasted Turkey Club w/Provolone cheese on a Pretzel roll
* Oven-roasted Turkey w/Cranberry/Raspberry spread
Choice of Bread:
croissant, marble rye, pretzel roll, or house-baked cracked wheat bread.
or Gluten-Free Bread available upon request ($1.00 extra)
Veggie Wrap: Hummus, carrots, cucumbers, avocado, red peppers, cheddar, lettuce, and tomato rolled in a sundried tomato tortilla
Strawberry Lemonade $3.95
Arnold Palmer (iced tea/lemonade) $2.95
Weekly specialty tea $2.95
Hot Specialty Teas $3.50
Raspberry Iced Tea (sweetened) $2.75
Soft drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Sprite,
Fanta Orange, Rootbeer, Lemonade $2.75
Bottled water, Iced tea $2.75
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
Turkey and cheese on a Croissant
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Served with fruit
Your choice of Apple Juice, Chocolate Milk, Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Sprite, Fanta Orange, Rootbeer, Lemonade
Small double scoop of vanilla ice cream with chocolate or strawberry sauce
& whipped cream
Host your next lunch or brunch event at the Café! Celebrate the guest of honor and treat your guests to our rustic, quaint Café nestled within the beautiful landscape of Emerson Creek . We offer two different event packages offering delicious home made lunch or brunch menu prepared by our talented chefs. Great for bridal or baby showers, birthdays or just to celebrate a special occasion!
"Absolutely lovely place! Such a treat every time I visit!"
"This is the perfect place to go with a group of girlfriends, or a mom and daughter lunch. There is so much charm to this farm house restaurant."
"The soup was heavenly. I was able to snag a bite of my sisters chocolate mousse pie and peach cobbler before it was devoured in 2 minutes. Desserts were phenomenal. While the quality of the food was outstanding."
"Home cooking at its best. Everything is fresh and flavorful. Simple menu appetizers, salads sandwiches and hot entree."
"Such a wonderful destination! Loads of charm, great food, nice people, and beautiful scenery. I can't wait to go back!"
"Such a great, welcoming place to relax and unwind. A perfect brunch spot. We love their strawberry lemonade! And their adorable and charming gift shop is a must!"
Take a peek inside our beautiful Café. Step out on the porch and enjoy the country views!
Emerson Creek is a unique heirloom variety, and so it is the intent of its’ owners to provide an opportunity to return to tradition and share this beautiful segment of the countryside with others. It is a welcoming place to share experiences- it took 10 years, in the life of our Café, to be able to share these recipes. It is with gratitude to extend our beautiful grounds, and now some of our wholesome, delectable recipes with you in our Emerson Creek Cookbook.