Colonial Cafe East

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One of a small chain of full-service family restaurant/ice cream parlors operated by the fourth generation of the Anderson family, whose forebear, Simon Anderson, began with a St. Charles milk route in 1901. Today seven Colonial Cafes range throughout the western suburbs, including two in St. Charles, as well as venues in Algonquin, Aurora, Crystal Lake, Elgin and Naperville. Settle in for a hearty breakfast, served served all day, or sample salads, sandwiches, homestyle suppers and a full range of fountain treats that start with their own ice cream.

Try the famous "Kitchen Sink" sundae, with two whole bananas, six scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, three toppings, whipped cream, chopped nuts and a cherry, served in a unique sink dish. Other Colonial originals include the "PBF Chipper," a tall sundae full of chunks of chocolate, peanut butter and fudge, and the "Kahuna Krunch," chocolate-chip ice cream with a chocolate shell, a crisp waffle cone, caramel, banana, hot fudge, toffee krunch, toasted almonds, whipped cream and cherry.