Our town’s newer meat-free options have not kicked mainstream Beans & Barley (1901 E. North Ave.) out of its dominant spot here, followed, as in 2016, by Brookfield’s Café Manna, which takes a serious approach to vegan and raw cuisines (3815 N. Brookfield Rd.).
The third-place finisher is the surprise here, Beerline Cafe (2076 N. Commerce St.), whose breezy, living-walled space and crepes and cromelettes ousted Urban Beets from its 2016 position. Lest the top three get complacent, Urban Beets is debuting a second dining room and expanded menu of hot items this summer, so expect it to be a contender in 2018.
- Beans & Barley (1901 E. North Ave.)
- Café Manna (3815 N. Brookfield Rd.)
- Beerline Cafe (2076 N. Commerce St.)
Our readers said what? Our annual dining survey is at its revealing best. You’ll want to know the results!