Submitted by liz on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:44
Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.
KRANZ'S, 124 North State Street
Unique in that it is a lone survivor on State Street of the World's Fair days of 1893. Interior very flowery, old-fashioned, ornate and Victorian. A marble lady, with diaphanous material for protection against dust, stands at the entrance. No sandwiches, but very good coffee cakes, layer cakes, confections, and excellent chocolate, coffee and tea. Ideal for a light repast, service is perfection, Mrs. Kranz is always present, and the atmosphere is quiet and genteel.