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Come by for breakfast & lunch all day and browse our specialty grocery shelves.
Monday - Sunday

8 AM - 3 PM

outdoor patio table service available friday-sunday; pickup & delivery available daily

kitchen closes 30 minutes prior to closing

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We do supper too, but it's a secret



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Box lunches, salads, sandwiches, salads, bake goods and family style breakfast!



Your cafe need a heap of scrumptious goodies? Have a cute little grocery store that features local items? We know what it’s like to have both – and are always ready to work with you on carrying the ‘just right’ baked-good to fit your space.


In our grocery, we always start our search locally. There has been a groundswell of artisan food-stuffs being created in the windy city – we love this. Supporting our local foodies, bridging the gap between them and their customers, bringing them in for tastings, all the while presenting their product on our blog, and/or Facebook & Twitter. We provide a space where customers can feel comfortable to window-shop, ask questions, and purveyors of great food items can connect with their audience. Stop in, peruse our shelves, we promise you’ll find something to take home with you.

Gift Baskets

For the holidays, for clients, bosses, friends, lovers, wives or husbands – we’ve got just about everyone and all times covered; we work to taste. Forget the tired basket of stuff they’ll likely never use, get them eatables, wine, and so much more Delivered, shipped, or local pickup.


Our Preserves

Sweet, savory, spicy, and everywhere in between we take great care on crafting the perfect, ideal preserves – holding a few Good Food Awards. Forget the imported blotchy winter grocery store fruits and let us save the best of what was available when it was grown locally. Welcome to year-round flavortown.


Other’s Goods

A small footprint doesn’t mean a small mindset – heavily rotated wines, pasta sauces, bitters, soup mixes, spices, chocolate sauce, spreads, drink mixes, beans, hot sauces and more in veritable cornucopia of choices. We do our homework on picking the best stuff.

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  • thanksgiving catering
    • October 30th, 2020

    We are the second set of hands for your thanksgiving dinner!Everything is made from scratch, comes ready to heat & serve; heating instructions provided. Give us a call (773.665.0100) to...

    Our Commitment to You
    • July 31st, 2020

    YOUR COMFORT AND SAFETY ARE OUR TOP PRIORITY  Our commitment to you 1) increased handwashing & sanitation 2) physical distancing in all areas 3) continuous monitoring of additional advice from...

    Father’s Day & Our Foodstuffs Go Hand-in-hand
    • June 11th, 2020

    Treat your dad to some great food stuffs! the father’s day box … breakfast gift boxes …. chicago favorite gift boxes …. award winning preserves … and more! shipping …...

  • Mother’s Day & Our Foodstuffs Go Hand-in-hand
    • April 22nd, 2020

    Treat your mom to some Southport ! breakfast gift boxes …. chicago favorite gift boxes …. award winning preserves … and more! shipping … delivery … pickup

    We are Open for Pick-up & Delivery
    • March 17th, 2020

    From now until March 30th we are open from 8am-2pm daily (1:45pm kitchen closes) for pickup 773.665.0100 and delivery. Stay healthy and safe.

    Editor’s Choice!
    • January 3rd, 2020

    thanks … The Scoop: Chicago’s Southport Grocery and Cafe has become a popular date spot because it focuses on fresh food from local farms. The cafe, which serves breakfast and lunch,...

  • gift basket season!
    • November 29th, 2019

    our Good Food Award winning preserves, pickles, mustards, cocktail starters and more! …. local artisinal food stuffs! …. local delivery! …. shipping anywhere in the 48! we can check off...

    thanksgiving catering
    • November 12th, 2019

    We are the second set of hands for your thanksgiving dinner! Give us a call (773.665.0100) to place your order or with any questions. Get a FREE bread pudding pancake...

    riches from a bountiful summer!
    • September 30th, 2019

    Our menu and our grocery shelves are full of great things from the summer harvest … preserved right here in our second floor kitchen, using local produce. Our Good Food...

  • first sign of preserving season
    • April 23rd, 2019

    When the weather starts to turn and ramps are available we know that the preserving season has just begun. Our house made ramp salt packs a punch to any dish....

    Easter Brunch
    • April 1st, 2019

    Joins us for Easter Brunch on Sunday April 21st. Enjoy our every day – all day menu …. we are open from 8am-4pm. And let’s hope for good weather so...

    West Lakeview Restaurant Week!
    • March 13th, 2019

    create your own brunch buffet!   during Restaurant Week pick 2 from these breakfast tastings for $10 per person (plus tax & gratuity)…… bread pudding pancake pancakes of super gooey bread pudding...

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our staff


I grew up knowing from-scratch cooking is the key to making something truly delicious. I'm at Southport Grocery and Cafe everyday creating this food experience that is a part of many traditions - the in-town friend, family meals with our preserves, a couple's Sunday morning stop. We're a part of people's lives - whether they like to cook or like to eat. After a decade plus in financial services as a CPA and culinary school, my passion evolved into creating food traditions, supporting local farmers, and giving an audience to artisanal producers.

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  • Address: 3552 N Southport, Chicago, IL
  • Phone: (773) 665-0100
  • Email: info [at] southportgrocery [com]
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