The Patio at Cafe Brauer

Simply romantic.  Seriously do you want to get away from the craziness (which can be awesome) of the city?  This hidden gem may just be your place to go.  Tucked so close to Lincoln Park Zoo's barn you probably could milk a cow!!  

Even our slow stroll there (we came from the zoo)  screamed of romance and simplicity.  We meandered through gardens of lush flowers and complete beauty.  Color was exploding all around us.  Grab your mates hand and take in the beauty that precedes you entering the patio!!

This is a great place to take advantage of the outdoors.  The patio overlooks a small pond and a garden lined pathway.  Your view of the city will be nothing short of spectacular!  It's like you just got the best seat in the house- and I'm all about that!


This is most definitely a place to have an appetizer and a glass of wine while gazing into each others eyes  (getting a little cheesy on you).

We enjoyed the Calamari.  It was fried but not too heavy (which we really appreciate).  The lemon aoli was fabulous!!!  My guy went straight for the Goose Island Green Line- ON TAP- OH YEAH!!  

Coincidentally, (since we just featured it) I beelined for the Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay!!  I absolutely love this wine because it's consistent and a great price!! On any menu if I'm not sure about other selections I always feel confident that Sonoma Cutrer is the way to go!

The Patio at Cafe Brauer is a simple and romantic place to go hide in Chicago- on a beautiful day!  It was such a great choice to enjoy a quiet, meaningful conversation. Being a pseudo country girl- I appreciated the serene beauty set apart from the city spice! On your next date day surprise your mate with a stroll to this sweet spot!