Can we just agree right now that brunch is the best meal of the day? Whether you’re just getting a late start to the day, or can’t choose between breakfast and lunch, heading to a great brunch place is the obvious choice. Here are the best brunch places in Illinois.
We still can't get over the epic French toast they serve here. The thick bread is dipped in a vanilla cinnamon custard and is just WOW. 301 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820.
2. Brunch Cafe
The name surely says it all. You are going to get your classic breakfast foods, here, no surprises. Everything is cooked to perfection. 1500 W Lake St, Roselle, IL 60172.
This is not your typical brunch place, as you can see from the smattering of dishes pictured. Rather, these dishes are creative, and they even have some tasty vegan offerings. 1969 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613.
4. Abby's Breakfast and Lunch
This place has only been around since last year, but it's already making its mark on St. Charles. Abby's serves all sorts of amazing breakfast foods, from chicken chorizo enchiladas to Hawaiian pineapple eggs Benedict. 11 N 3rd St, St Charles, IL 60174.
This unassuming place is serving up solid breakfast food. From a French toast sandwich to chorizo burritos, they have you covered. 1403 Main St, Crete, IL 60417.
6. E+O Food and Drink
Don't let the industrial concept fool you, the food here is the food you know and love, but globally-inspired. Communal tables make this place an even more ideal place for brunch. 125 Randhurst Village Dr, Mt Prospect, IL 60056.
7. 1818 Chophouse
While it may surprise you, this steakhouse has one of the best brunches around.We recommend their omelettes and scotch egg. 210 S Buchanan St, Edwardsville, IL 62025.
8. Granite City Food and Brewery
This place does American comfort food, and does it right. On their breakfast buffet: a giant amount of bacon. Do we really need to go any further? 230 Conference Center Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611.
9. American Harvest Eatery
There's nothing pretentious about this place, but they are serving up elevated American food, and using locally sourced ingredients. Their menu is seasonal, which means you won't get bored with what they have to offer. 3241 W Iles Ave, Springfield, IL 62711.
Toast is a cozy cafe that is the perfect place to try brunch. Among their great offerings, you will not believe how good their mimosas (pictured here) are. 746 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614.
What do you think of these selections? Did your favorite brunch restaurant make the list?