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Yannis Cafe

"Our Goal Is To Serve You The Finest Quality Food At The Biggest Value Accompanied With The Greatest Service And Biggest Smile"

About Us

We're Yannis Cafe, and we've been a premier restaurant in Manteno, IL, specializing in providing great home-cooked food and hospitality since 1994. Whether it's coffee, breakfast, or lunch, we have something perfect for you. We're looking forward to partnering with Manteno and the surrounding areas to continue providing the community with excellent food and exceptional service. We'd like to personally invite you to stop by for your next meal and a cup of our famous coffee.

Our Story

Yannis Cafe is a locally owned and operated restaurant located in Manteno, Illinois. Our story began in 2008 when brothers Yanni and Meno opened the doors to Yannis Cafe for the first time.

Yanni, who is originally from Greece, wanted to create a dining experience that celebrated the flavors and traditions of his homeland. With a background in the restaurant industry and a passion for cooking, Yanni knew that opening a restaurant was the perfect opportunity to share his love for Greek cuisine with the Manteno community.

Yannis Cafe quickly became a beloved destination for locals seeking delicious, authentic Greek dishes. Using family recipes and the finest ingredients available, Yanni and Meno crafted a menu that captured the essence of Greek cooking, featuring traditional dishes like moussaka, pastitsio, and gyros.

Word of mouth spread, and soon Yannis Cafe was known throughout the area for its warm, welcoming atmosphere and exceptional food. The restaurant became a gathering place for families, friends, and colleagues, with regulars coming back time and time again to enjoy the delicious flavors and friendly service.

Over time, Yannis Cafe expanded its menu to incorporate a wider variety of options, catering to all tastes and preferences. From fresh salads and sandwiches to hearty pasta dishes and succulent steaks, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Yannis Cafe.

Today, Yannis Cafe continues to thrive as a go-to dining destination in Manteno, serving up delicious meals and creating lasting memories for all who visit. Yanni and Meno remain true to their roots, ensuring that every dish prepared in their kitchens reflects the authenticity and quality that has made Yannis Cafe a cherished part of the community for over a decade.

Areas Served

Manteno, IL

What We Offer

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On 5/20/2024 Brad Keane had this to say:
my absolute favorite restaurant to go to when I'm in the area. Everything is fresh and always delicious ❤️

On 5/19/2024 Sharilyn Albert had this to say:
Food is always delicious and you get the bang for your buck. It's the small-town atmosphere where they treat you like family. Go and Enjoy:)

On 4/29/2024 Bruce M.Elite 24 had this to say:
For excellent home cooked country-style meal, this here's the place. Chef's Scramble & Western Omelette= large portions, very good flavor blend. Food tastes very good, prices very reasonable, staff nice, good came out inna snap = lots of reasons to love coming in.

On 4/19/2024 Neil Stiener had this to say:
I had a hankering for their Farmer's Skillet. Most excellent!!

On 3/27/2024 Michelle M. had this to say:
I placed an order last Sunday. The Patty Melt was well seasoned and sautéed onions not over cooked. The seasoned fries, the outer layer had the perfect crisp. The chicken and rice soup was hot, great favoring and a was delicious. I highly recommend this meal.

Contact Us

Yannis Cafe
145 N. Main St. Manteno, IL 60950
Phone: (815) 468-6331

Close To I-57

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Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday: 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday: 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM




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