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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Tuesday Night Toddler Jam @ The Heartland Cafe
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday Night Toddler Jam @ The Heartland Cafe

Join Dawn-Marie Hamilton Tuesday evenings for a Toddler Jam at the Heartland Cafe! The world’s tallest five-year-old she makes music for kids because of her love of their honesty, their unique perspective, and their limitless capacity for joy!


10am / All Ages! / Free

In One Ear @ The Heartland Cafe
May 23 @ 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

Observing With Annie, Robin Eatman, moderncults, PRamey84 & Gues @ The Heartland Cafe
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Observing With Annie, Robin Eatman, moderncults, PRamey84 & Gues @ The Heartland Cafe

Afton presents:
Observing With Annie
Robin Eatman
and more…