Café Bonhomme offers more 100 wines from “of the moment” regions, winemakers and varietals. Fruit-filled red and white sangria are offered by the glass and pitcher. The Fortifieds menu section features a range of Spanish sherry styles. A rotating selection of on-draft beers spotlights both local producers and imports from Belgium, Spain, Italy and Mexico.
Behind the bar, cocktails are built around the desire to create drinks that are fun, creative, beautiful and unstuffy while incorporating practices inspired by the anti-waste movement. The bar team continuously collaborates with the culinary team to explore new ways to cross-utilize and re-purpose all perishables, from the kitchen to the bar and vice versa.
Like any great café worth its iconic rattan chairs and white marble-topped tables, Café Bonhomme effortlessly blurs the lines between a restaurant, coffeehouse and bar, offering a variety of experiences depending on the time of day and the needs of its guests.
Stop by at 11am when the doors open for fresh-squeezed juices, inventive smoothies, locally roasted coffee, and pastries and croissants. The light pouring in from the sidewalk-facing windows opening onto Wacker Drive encourages guests to linger a little bit longer.
Or get a jumpstart on lunch. Executive Chef Marcos Campos’ Mediterranean-leaning cuisine provides a globetrotting dining alternative in Chicago’s bustling business district. Spain, France and Italy are all represented on his menu of seasonally changing small and large plates ranging from Fattoush Salad and Jamon-Wrapped Scallops to Smoked Salmon Croque Monsieur. The Double Cheeseburger, however, sticks close to home down to its melted American cheese. Those looking for a late-afternoon snack could opt for the Charcuterie + Cheese Board or Parmesan Truffle Fries, best enjoyed with friends on the expansive sidewalk patio, weather permitting.