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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Wednesday Toddler Jam!
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday Toddler Jam!

Join Dawn-Marie Hamilton Wednesday night 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!


5pm / All Ages! / Free

In One Ear
Dec 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Chicago’s 3rd longest-running open mic show, In One Ear, is moving around the corner! Now taking place in the Heartland Bar, formerly known as the Red Line Tap.

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

A Charlie Brown Christmas Tribute
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A Charlie Brown Christmas Tribute

The Heartland Cafe
Drs at 7pm, $5

GUITAR FOR GUARALDI revisits some of the most iconic Christmas songs in history from Vince Guaraldi’s classic soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas, in a way you’ve never heard them before! GUITAR FOR GUARALDI takes the classic arrangements by Guaraldi and expertly transfers his piano stylings to the guitar. It’s all the nostalgia of the original soundtrack, with a brand new twist to give long-time fans something to be excited about!

The Dave Brandwein Trio is instrumental music perfect for any occasion. Made up of some of Chicago’s finest, the group specializes in fresh new takes on all your favorite jazz, pop, rock, blues, and R&B. This trio fits perfectly in any setting, making them a fun necessity for your night! For more information please visit www.davebrandweinmusic.com or follow @DaveBDrummer