Welcome to Heartland Cafe

The Heartland Cafe has been serving up good vegetarian food for our community since 1976.  We invite you to explore our world.  The restaurant has inside dining and a wonderful patio during warm weather.  A cozy restaurant bar is also available for seating and dining with the full menu.  Check out our natural food market on the way in to the restaurant.  You can find organic produce, direct from farm dairy, eggs, meat and other items.  Products made in Chicago and the midwest line our shelves.  You can place to go orders in the store, including our full line-up of custom juices and smoothies, made with all organic produce!  Or walk around the corner and come see a show in our live music venue!  Open mic on Mondays, spoken word open mic on wednesdays and shows the rest of the week.

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In One Ear @ The Heartland Cafe
Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Chicago’s 3rd longest-running open mic show, In One Ear, is moving back to its old home in the Heartland Cafe dining room for one night only!

In One Ear’s mission is to support the arts and its culture, as well as promoting healthier forms of self expression and connections within the community. In One Ear is an inviting and supportive mix of people that come from all walks of life. Through various ages and skill sets, everyone comes together for the sole purpose of sharing their art with those that will listen. Come out and listen to everyones stories!

9pm / $3

OneLove / Elephant Rebellion / Tony Mest Group: All of You @ The Heartland Cafe
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
OneLove / Elephant Rebellion / Tony Mest Group: All of You @ The Heartland Cafe

Come rock with us at Episode 10 of #OneLoveAtHeartland! For the month of October, the title and theme of the night will be “All of You,” named after the our NEW ALBUM (our first full-length album!) which we will be releasing in the next few weeks!!!, and inspired by the fact that many of our friends’ voices will be featured on the album as collaborators or as people who were kind enough to share their visions that keep them going to be used as audio samples on the album. So this month we are using this concept to highlight our newest release — which we are so proud of and excited about. And we are taking this moment to celebrate ALL OF YOU who we love so very much and keep in our hearts with every note of music that we play. Here’s to the work #AllOfYou do as we are creating that new world together!

Show up on time to catch the opening of the show and stick around till the end if you wanna hop in on the open jams/ciphers!

Our Chicago feature will be Chicago Hip Hop Crew Elephant Rebellion. ER is a full battalion of cultural workers, revolutionaries, homies, in short, artistic warriors! You definitely do not want to miss this show! (Fun fact: ER Crew member LO Kari is also featured on the album version of “heart beat,” which will be the single off of “All of You”!)

Our Rogers Park Spotlight will be our own drummer Tony Mest’s band, Halfstache! Heavy grooves, funky vibes, and some fiercely talented musicians from the neighborhood.

This is going to be one of our best shows yet!!!

As always, your house musicians will be your friendly neighborhood revolutionary folk-hop/fusion band Adam Gottlieb & OneLove. With danceable music and lyrics directly inspired by current struggles for social justice, OneLove offers songs to the soundtrack of our revolution. Because the band’s message is for everyone, the musical repertoire intentionally crosses many genres to create musical experiences with something for everyone. See you there!!

Gilead Church Chicago @ The Heartland Cafe
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Gilead Church Chicago @ The Heartland Cafe
Gilead Chicago is a new, progressive, inclusive community of Christian faith. We make beautiful, creative worship together; we grow and share good food; and we tell true stories that save lives. And, yeah, we meet in a bar, and, yeah, you can have a beer. The pastors often do. (Soft drinks are on us. Booze is on you.)

We’re a church where all are welcome — and where all means all. If you’ve been told or made to feel that you’re too queer, too out, too smart, too loud, too weird, have too many questions, or too big an agenda for church, we wanna meet you. Kids are welcome and so is literally anyone you wanna bring with you. More about what to expect here.