Bus: 90, Pace 307, 318(708) 583-1111 massacafe.com41.908929 -87.812377 7434 W North Ave Elmwood Park, West Suburbs
Mon–Sat 11am–10pm; Sun noon–10pmAverage cup: $4
Smack-dab in this North Avenue strip dominated by Italian-American eateries, you’ll find this casual café. Pizza, panzerotti, sandwiches and salads are available, but we stop by for a scoop of gelato. At least two dozen flavors are offered daily (a combo of mainstays and rotating options), and each is made in-house from a base that’s imported from Italy. Flavors such as hazelnut and pistachio are solid picks, but branch out and you may find a delicious new favorite.