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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 12/2/2023 Janelle F had this to say:
Delicious food and great service as always.

On 11/25/2023 Kevin R. had this to say:
Best breakfast in the area! Anything you get here is good and fast! Great service and staff

On 11/18/2023 Cindy Petted had this to say:
Worth the short drive off I-57. Quaint cafe with excellent food and friendly staff. Very clean, bathrooms too!

On 11/9/2023 Mollie Grizzle had this to say:
My go to for take out when working next door.

On 10/29/2023 Ronnie Miller had this to say:
Good food friendly atmosphere.

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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