To subvert grumpy monarchs, angry medieval youths scrawled condiment graffiti like "Fran Tanner has plague" or "the king is a jerk" inside their sandwiches. Dig beneath lettuce to bring history to light with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of soups, sandwiches, and more at Ain't She Sweet Café in Bronzeville.
After a long, grueling staring contest with Ain't She Sweet's menu, place an order at the counter. For veggivores, the Vegan Delight wrap or sandwich ($5.20) delivers veggies and avocado dressing in an easy-to-hold cylinder or cube. Zesty jerk sauce politely lines the tortilla tubing of the Caribbean jerk chicken wrap ($6.75) while turkey pastrami, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut with thousand island dressing form a united Rueben panini ($6.50). Well-dressed greens don veggie tuxedos and a tuna or chicken salad top hat with the Chicago ($5.50). The Bronzeville salad ($5.50) is a bed of the usual suspects and shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese with turkey or turkey ham.
Ain't She Sweet Café's cozy atmosphere was built using hardwood floors, exposed brick, and an array of artwork from local artists. Peruse the purchasable artwork while gripping a blended fruit smoothie ($3.25–$4.95) or an ice cream milkshake ($3.95–$4.95) and reward yourself with a piece of sweet potato pound cake or a pie slice ($2.25).
Yelpers give Ain't She Sweet Café a 4.5-star average:
Ain’t She Sweet Cafe
Located in historic Bronzeville, Ain't She Sweet Cafe reflects the neighborhood’s own heartiness with its menagerie of savory meals and sweet desserts. Lofted ceilings and hardwood floors contain the aromas of wraps, sandwiches, and paninis stacked with ingredients such as grilled chicken, smoked turkey, sun-dried tomatoes, and pepper jack cheese. Chefs also toss made-to-order salads with fresh greens and vine-ripened tomatoes, and blend more than 10 smoothies from real fruit and the proud tears of organic farmers. To ensure meals finish on the sweetest note possible, servers plate brownies, cakes, and pies, and blend milkshakes from more than 12 ice-cream flavors such as pistachio, chocolate chip, and strawberry. Ain't She Sweet Cafe's owners pair their passion for food with a passion for art, and often deck the dining room's exposed-brick walls with works made by local artists.