If you feel strongly that brunch is the most important meal of the day, you’ll love these epic eateries. Get all your morning favorites without having to get out of bed at the crack of dawn. Eggs, pancakes, Bloody Marys, and more abound at these delightful restaurants, and you need to check them out for yourself ASAP. Keep scrolling for all 13 hot spots.
1. Kanela Breakfast Club
With locations in Lakeview, Wicker Park, Streeterville, Andersonville, and Old Town, this Greek-infused breakfast spot brings fresh, organic eats to hungry Chicagoans. Special items on the menu include Crunchy French Toast, Croque Madame, and Monkey Bread.
Located at 1227 W 18th Street, this restaurant is mostly known for its beer menu and seasonal items. Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays and includes classics like steak and eggs, waffles, and omelettes.
3. Sweet Maple Cafe
Get breakfast and lunch items at this wonderful eatery, located at 1339 W Taylor Street. Popular items include breakfast tacos, catfish n' eggs, homemade muffins, omelets, and loaded fries.
This restaurant has four locations throughout the city, including spots in River North and Streeterville. It features upscale dining and extravagant cocktails, and their menu includes oatmeal, egg sandwiches, enchiladas, pancakes, salad, and much more.
Located in Edgewater at 5707 N Clark Street, this fantastic restaurant boasts healthy and hearty meals. Menu items include many egg options as well as quiche, sweet breads, and other breakfast favorites.
6. Uncle Mike's Place
One of the best brunch spots in the city is located at 1700 W Grand Avenue. It is a local, hometown diner that serves omelettes, pancakes, sandwiches, as well as lunch items and more.
Located in lovely Logan Square at 3057 W Logan Boulevard, locals can't get enough of this gorgeous eatery. Visitors indulge in pastries, oatmeal, pancakes, and other sweets, as well as various egg options, smoked salmon, and sandwiches.
8. Daley's Restaurant
Located at 809 E 63rd Street, this is one of the oldest, most iconic restaurants in the city. For breakfast, there are a slew of traditional entrees like classic omelettes, French toast, loaded waffles, sandwiches, and skillets.
9. Duck Inn
Featuring eggs, French toast, biscuits and gravy, sticky buns, and more, you can also find drinks like Bloody Marys, mimosas, and other morning favorites at this fabulous eatery. Stop into 2701 S Eleanor Street for an amazing bite.
10. Batter & Berries
Eat out at 2748 N Lincoln Avenue for a casual breakfast joint best known for its homemade pastries. Locals enjoy their unique French toast flavors, sandwiches, and other morning favorites.
11. The Chicago Diner
This vegetarian and vegan Chicago restaurant has locations in Logan Square and Halsted. Locals enjoy scrambled tofu, vegan Monte Cristos, French toast, pancakes, and muffins.
This fun place is located at 3267 S Halsted Street and features local, organic produce in a farm-to-table restaurant that draws inspiration from Mexican fare. Breakfast is available daily and brunch is offered on weekends, which may include taffy apple pancakes, pear French toast, el cubano, sandwiches, burritos, and more.
13. Longman & Eagle
This wonderful, little-known gem is located at 2657 N Kedzie Avenue. Menu items for brunch include eggs, biscuits, French toast, chicken and waffles, and more. Be sure you don't miss sweets from the Donut Shop!
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