Stand-up, Belly Dance, Singing, Playing, Tap, Outrageous, Funny, Storytelling, Shocking, Awkward, Scandalous…Don’t see it on this list? Want to be a performer? Shoot us a message! Let us know what you want to see or who you are! We really want the variety…


  1. An intimate setting


  1. A restaurant, usually small and unpretentious
  2. A barroom, cabaret, or nightclub
  3. Coffee

Cafe + Cabaret!

Cafe Cabaret began as a true coffee shop cabaret featuring dance, comedy, storytelling, music, and more. We feature a rotating cast of Chicago favorites and new talent. From poignant to funny, mirth to disaster, and everything in between, Cafe Cabaret promises an electric night of eclectic entertainment.  We are excited to be in a new home, Windy City Café where in addition to serving a food menu during the day, serve up a menu of entertainment, coctails and light snacks on special evenings.


I would be too! It all happens one evening a month at Windy City Café, 1062 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago. Upcoming performances in 2023 are Aug. 24, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov 16, and Dec. 14. Check out the details here!

Want a little more info? I think you will find everything you need to know if you click me here.

Upcoming Shows

December 14th 2023 7:00PM

At Windy City Cafe, 1062 W Chicago Ave, Chicago
$10 suggested donation
Masks Required

Anthony Bonazzo – Comedy
Zoe Pike – Music
Lindsay Porter – Comedy
Holly Beaudry – Comedy
Kevin Iles – Music
Sheri Reda – Poetry
Piper – Belly Dance
Jan Slavin – Comedy
Richard Norby – Story Teller
Roberta Miles – Monologue

8pm @ Emerald City Cafe, 1224 W Wilson Ave

The Producer

Roberta Miles is a Chicago native and captivating performer guaranteed to make your jaw drop in shock and cheeks hurt from laughter. Miles is an award-winning monologist, published poet, Jazz singer, and staple figure in the Chicago art community.

The Host

Master of ceremonies Richard Norby is a pithy performer possessing ineffable aplomb and personality.

The Venue: Windy City Café

During their daytime hours Windy City Café is a family-owned restaurant serving American breakfast & lunch specialties in cozy, comfortable setting.

But on some special evenings they serve up great entertainment while serving coctails and light snacks.

Find their hours and menu on their Yelp page:

Who is the show for? Anyone really. The short, tall, grumpy, friendly, laughing, crying (crying only from laughing), long haired, bald, etc

Still don’t know what is going on? Go back and read this!

Come alone, bring a date…perfect for a date night…perfect for a night out alone. You can meet some new people or you can ignore the new people. We are easy going.

Contact Us

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