Chicago is a fun city to spend a weekend in, a whole vacation in, or to live in! One of the best parts of Chicago is the food, and breakfast is no exception. Here are the best places to start your morning with all your breakfast favorites. From eggs any way you want to fancy pancakes, waffles and pastries, not to mention great coffee to go with it, here are the best places to go during your stay.
Chicago's 8 Finest Breakfast Places You Must Try
1. Lula Cafe
In Logan Square you can find Lula Cafe, with its hip and eclectic breakfast treats. Lula has been open for 16 years, and serves seasonal dishes that are healthy and delicious. From simple to creative, the fresh farm-to-table ingredients are essential to Lula. Lula is open from 9am-10pm.
Address: 2537 N. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
2. Over Easy
This hit breakfast spot in Ravenswood has good prices, and adds a twist to your average breakfast. With sassy eggs, sweet and salty pancakes, and banana spiked french toast, there’s no going wrong. Indulge in complimentary coffee when there’s a line, to keep you from jonesing! Over Easy is closed on Mondays, and open from 7am-2:15pm.
Address: 4943 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
3. Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe
Right off of Millennium Park in The Loop, you can find the famous Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe. Explore their extensive menu, with signature pancakes and inimitable fresh berry sauces. Wildberry has lots of gluten free option, which can be rare in a breakfast joint. Worth the wait, Wildberry is open from 6:30am-2:30pm.
Address: 130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
In River North, find the eggs-cellent Yolk restaurant, where eggs can be made any way you desire. Scrambled, fried, or even benedict — you name it. Yolk’s large menu has all the breakfast food you could imagine, and has many locations in Chicago. Yolk is open from 6/7am -3pm.
Address: 747 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
5. Ann Sather Restaurant
The Swedish inspired Ann Sather Restaurant has a few locations, and is best known for its warm and frosted cinnamon roll appetizers. Ann Sather proves that Swedes have more up their sleeves than Ikea, with meatballs, Swedish waffles, and thin pancakes with Lingonberries. Ann Sather is open from 7am-3/4pm.
Address: 909 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
6. Batter & Berries
In Lincoln Park, Batter & Berries has the french toast of dreams, with all kinds of fruit — even cantaloupe! The restaurant is BYOB for champagne, so you can make your own mimosas. Get there early of the weekends, and try the french toast sampler called “the flight.” Batter & Berries is open from 8am-3pm.
Address: 2748 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
In Logan Square, JAM’s local ingredients and seasonal menu has a farmers market appropriately out front. At JAM, breakfast is a work of art, and the food melts in your mouth. JAM is open from 7am-3pm, and is closed on Wednesdays.
Address: 3057 W. Logan Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60647
8. Little Goat Diner and Bakery
Little Goat is as cute as it sounds, with updated gourmet versions of your breakfast classics. Try the pork belly pancakes, or goat milk in your coffee! Breakfast is served all day, and there are also lots of vegetarian options. The bakery is like a continual birthplace of bread — revel in the pastries and carbs! The bakery is open from 6am-6pm, while the diner is closed on Mondays and open from 7am-10pm.
Address: 820 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607
This article was written by Clara Hudson.