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!

CaféCabaret 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, Café Cabaret promises an electric night of eclectic entertainment.  We are excited to be in a new home, Sideshow Gelato, where they serve some of the best craft-made gelato ever, along with hot dogs an pop corn.  They also serve up a menu of entertainment that now includes Café Cabaret!


I would be too! It all happens two evenings a month at Sideshow Gelato, 4819 N. Western Ave, Chicago. Upcoming performances in 2024 are at 8pm June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, and Aug. 8 & 22.  Pay what you can, suggested donation $15.  To make a reservation click here!

Upcoming Shows

June 13, 2024 8:00PM

At Sideshow Gelato, 4819 N. Western Ave, Chicago
Tickets/Donation starting at $15

Sugar Cane Jane – Burlesque
Robin Fine – Poetry
Cassidy Rose – Sideshow
Paul McComas & Darryl Alan Reed – Drama
Ron Hexagon – Comedy
Wheel of Giants – Music
Jan Slavin – Comedy
Roberta Miles – Monologue

Reservations: click here

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: Sideshow Gelato

Dairy and Vegan Options

Find hours, menu, and more on their website:

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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