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The Green Leafe Cafe

Green Leaf Cafe

Cafe Hours

Monday - Thursday 9AM-1:30PM, 5PM-7PM - Friday 9AM-1:30PM

Saturday & Sunday - Closed

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About Us

Green Leaf Cafe was started in 2012 by Alicia Deal and Molly Olson. Their partnership with the Buehler YMCA has created a convenient option for grab-and-go entrees and snacks. Green Leaf’s focus on fresh ingredients offers YMCA members, local residents and businesses great tasting sandwiches, soups, salads and smoothies. Attention to details like premium salad dressings, seasonal menu items and from scratch baked goods set Green Leaf Cafe apart. Gluten free menu items are available.

Located in the lobby of the Buehler YMCA, Green Leaf Cafe has plenty of seating. It’s a great location for meeting and gathering, or for taking items to go. Call ahead and food can be ready and waiting for pick up. Catering is also available for meetings, birthday parties or private events.

You don’t have to be a member of the Y to visit Green Leaf Cafe.



Green Leaf Cafe caters events big and small. From baby showers to staff meetings, Ravinia luncheons to farewell parties, we can accommodate your catering needs. We offer boxed lunches as well as family style and buffet style options.

Special Events

Green Leaf Cafe is open for special events at Buehler YMCA like dual swim meets and Halloween Nights.


Green Leaf Cafe is a proud sponsor of Cary Grove Youth Baseball & Softball teams and the Buehler YMCA Blue Marlins Swim Team. We also donate to the Buehler YMCA Scholarship Fund, Deer Path Elementary PTO fundraisers, and a variety of other local community organizations. Please contact us to learn more.

Camp Lunch Program

Green Leaf Cafe offers a variety of lunch options for Buehler YMCA's summer camps. Our lunch program offers healthy, fresh lunches for campers each day.

Download 2019 Camp Menu.PDF

Contact details

1400 West Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL


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