116 E. Schiller Street | Elmhurst, IL 60126| 630.279.9333 | events@cafeamano.com


The original Café Amano concept was a French / Italian inspired coffee, wine and dessert bar. Approximately six months after opening, our patrons began asking for more food; at this point we stepped up to a full service concept to serve our unique style of cuisine.

In January of 2006, the Chicago Daily Herald recognized Cafe Amano as one of the “top ten new suburban restaurants.” We have been featured on 190NORTH’s weekly television show. Over the years, we have continually educated ourselves to bring our diners the true taste of cuisine from around the world.
Over the years, Café Amano has grown our clientele base and has expanded into catering and special events. We have been a preferred caterer at Elmhurst Park District’s Wilder Mansion, the Elmhurst Art Museum and the Peabody Estate at Mayslake in Oakbrook.

Further expanding in November 2014 we relocated into our current space which includes a large kitchen operation, sit down bar area, quaint dining room and on-premise banquet room.

Café Amano has received many accolades over the years from the Daily Herald, West Suburban Living, Suburban Life Magazine, Chicago Magazine, the Elmhurst Press and Elmhurst Independent. We also maintain high ratings on Yelp, Trip Advisor and Urbanspoon.



Chris plans the direction of Café Amano and supports business services. Chris has been part of the Elmhurst Community since 1997 with his wife Karen and sons, Paul and John. Chris holds other business interests in the Chicagoland area and Texas.


Come on in and taste our delicious cuisine that will satisfy any hungry appetite!


Craft beers, bourbons, infused vodkas... it's all in a day's work here at Cafe Amano. We think craft beer, wine and spirits just taste better. Come in and sip for yourself. We refresh our beer and handcrafted cocktails menu often to help keep you well refreshed and happily served.


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