The 24 Best Brunch Places (You Don’t Have to Wait an Hour For)
We don’t know about you, but we’re always on the hunt for a new brunch place—one that doesn’t quote us an hour-plus wait on a Saturday morning. Below are our favorite go-to spots for a leisurely breakfast with quick service.
|Obama isn’t just beaming because he won the presidency;
he’s also anticipating a delicious Valois breakfast.
1518 East 53rd St.
This is where Obama celebrated his first-term win. Try an omelet, hash browns and their signature biscuits, and you’ll see why.
The Original Pancake House
1358 East 47th St.
The perfect location for when you’re craving—you guessed it—pancakes.
Pleasant House Bakery
964 West 31st St.
Pleasant House Bakery makes their own meat and vegetables pies. They also have homemade sodas, for when you’re in the mood for something other than coffee.
3504 West Lake St.
Inspiration Kitchens is a food services training program aimed at low-income populations. And if that’s enough of an incentive to visit this Garfield Park restaurant, their food is also inspiring.
White Palace Grill
1159 South Canal St.
When you’re looking for a greasy spoon fix, this University Village diner fits the bill.
644 North Orleans St.
If you’re going to name your restaurant Brunch, you better be prepared to fulfill that promise. With multiple eggs Benedict choices, French toast and waffles and a signature Bloody Mary, Brunch more than lives up to its name.
1131 North State St.
French brunch is an option, and it includes such delightful fare as gruyere omelettes and a wide selection of crepes.
1123 North California Ave.
At first glance, you might assume Flying Saucer is your standard diner. It’s not. It’s much better, with a low-key menu that is sure to please even the pickiest eater.
Mindy’s Hot Chocolate
1747 North Damen Ave.
Come for the hot chocolate, stay for the James Beard award-winning pastries.
2119 South Halsted St.
Nightwood features a rotating menu that includes corned beef scrambles and bacon butterscotch donuts.
|Hash is inviting and delicious.|
|We’ve checked Frances’ Deli and its tasty breakfast
fare off our list of essential Chicago diners.
1851 West Addison Ave.
Endgrain is the only brunch place we know of that offers kimchi as a side. We’re, of course, open to learning about more options for a kimchi-infused brunch.
Bakin’ and Eggs
3120 North Lincoln Ave.
A brunch place with a pun in its name? We’re in.
5707 North Clark St.
M. Henry prides itself on offering locally sourced healthy and delectably rich items, side by side.