There's nothing better than waking up to a great meal no matter the time. Especially on vacation, where time usually bears less to no meaning at all. There's nothing like expanding your food options during the late morning where you can combine breakfast and lunch. As a result, brunch is our favorite meal of the day. It can satisfy you for hours and in many cases, it can be budget friendly. With no exception, we ventured through the different neighborhoods to try out some of Chicago’s best brunches, a well-known city for foodies. We hope you try some of our suggestions and enjoy them as much as we did. Bite in!!!
#1. Ann Sather, various locations
We decided to eat brunch at Ann Sather right before visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo. We came here undoubtedly to try Ann Sather’s famous cinnamon rolls. The breakfast was simple and great tasting, but the cinnamon rolls were out of this world. What's even better is that these huge rolls come as a side option with almost any meal.
#Sweettravelers tip : Combine it with a visit to the Lincoln Park Zoo, Wrigley Field or simply take the time to explore Chicago's Lake View neighborhood.
#2. Dove’s Luncheonette, 1545 N Damen Ave
Situated in the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood is Dove’s Luncheonette, a Mexican inspired restaurant. The food was amazing, the service was pleasant and the restaurant itself is extremely charming. It's a small diner with 60’s inspired deco where all seats are counter service.
Sweetravelers tip: If you're planning on coming on the weekend, please do try and come early as the restaurant gets very busy.
#3. Baker Miller Bakery & Millhouse, 4610 N Western Ave
Although this place is a little off the beaten path, it's definitely worth the trek. A bakery that serves brunch, hmmm can we possibly ask for anything better? We came here to try Baker Miller’s famous oatmeal. Now you need to understand something; we both are not fans of oatmeal, nor do we eat it back home. However, since this was a Chicago must try, we gave it a go. We were very pleasantly surprised as the oatmeal was, without question, excellent. The bakery itself is limited with a few tables, but we felt it to be very cozy.
Sweettravelers tip : Please make your way here for breakfast but make room for dessert, their pies and doughboys are just as good.
#4. The Allis at Soho House, 113-125 N Green St
Well situated in the West Loop in an old historic building is the Allis at Soho House. This restaurant serves an all-day menu, but we specifically made our way here to enjoy a quiet breakfast early in the morning. The food was great, but the vintage decor was absolutely beautiful. You can definitely spend a big part of your day lounging around with a good book in hand or catching up with friends.
Sweettravelers tip : If you love tea, make a reservation and enjoy an afternoon tea here ( especially on a rainy day ).
#5. Lula Café, 2357 N Kedzie Ave
This restaurant is perhaps one of the most popular places to brunch in Chicago, so we definitely had to see what the hype was all about. It's easily accessible by subway since it’s only a few minutes by foot from Logan Square station. This lively restaurant did not disappoint with its creative menu and the food exceeded our expectations. The place is filled with locals and gets extremely busy on the weekend. Fortunately, we only waited a few minutes in line since we went quite early on the weekend.
#6. Longman & Eagle, 2657 N Kedzie Ave
As mentioned right above, Longman & Eagle can easily be reached by subway as it’s only a few minutes apart from Lula Café. This restaurant has a very rustic feel and it’s quite different from the other eateries since it’s also a hotel, a restaurant and a bar all in one. We were intrigued by this place and stopped by for a delicious early morning breakfast.
Sweettravelers Tip: If you can’t make the trek for breakfast than you must try this place at night for its unique vibe and awesome drinks, especially if you enjoy a hipster setting.
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