Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner: seven days
Open Late: Friday till midnight, Saturday till 11
Low-key Hyde Park cafe with award-winning vegetarian chili.
Opened in 1976 by a former insurance salesman with permission to use the name from Donovan himself, this place still serves 70s faves like dinner crepes, quiche, and potato skins in a room with brick walls, wood-beamed ceilings, and plenty of green plants and lava lamps. The vegetarian chili -- a five-time award winner, according to the menu -- comes five ways, and a sign out front boasts about the rotisserie chicken. There are options like fajitas and burgers, plus an extensive list of specialty drinks (the French Connection combines champagne, Grand Marnier, and lime juice), though the beer and wine list is pretty minimal. For dessert there are more crepes, apple pie, and milk shakes in flavors like Butterfinger and Oreo cookie. Service is friendly but extremely laid-back. There's live entertainment on Fridays.
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