Rewst Beef: house-roasted Angus beef, sautéed wild mushrooms, green peppercorn mayo, and Swiss cheese on a toasted baguette
Chalk up another win for Logan Square. The increasingly appetizing neighborhood has hatched one more place we wish was around our corner—an arty, sandwichcentric café several notches better than we expected. The tremendous Rewster of the Sea (tuna salad with hard-boiled egg and tomato on a baguette; $11) made a lasting impression, as did the most decadent grilled cheese we’ve ever had (brioche, honey butter, and pavé d’affinois; $10); the Rewst Beef ($11.50) and ham and cheese on “bretzel” ($9) also rang our chimes. Sandwiches come with soup, fresh fruit, or a salad; half a sandwich with a cup of soup is a steal at $6. Specials include a frittata sandwich (house-made ricotta and fresh peas tucked into a croissant—yum; $5) and a soup (we loved the creamy butternut squash and the rich leek), and other satisfying surprises—rice pudding, maybe, or flan—show up from time to time. Breakfast choices run a small but thoughtful gamut from eggs and Euro-style pastries to the bagel and cream cheese of the week. Live music on Sundays. 3152 W. Diversey Ave.; 773-647-3432.