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Sarah / January 22, 2007 6:17 AM

I like Tre Kroner on Foster, Glenn's Diner on Montrose, and the Heartland Cafe (more for the atmosphere than for the food).

Thurston / January 22, 2007 6:38 AM

Riverside Deli on Cortland for their ecclectic Sunday brunch buffet.

Jeff / January 22, 2007 7:33 AM

Let me just say that while I warm to the Heartland's clientelle and mission, the food there ain't that great, although the review I link to says differently.

Also, can we provide some kind of links to/about the places? This is the interweb, after all.

Hal / January 22, 2007 7:44 AM

Arnold's at the corner of Irving Park and Broadway. Solid diner fare with just enough special stuff to stand out. They are the only place I've been to in Chicago that makes decent grits. Usually get the #1 (eggs, grits & sausage) with all the healthy alternatives as substitutes (Egg Beaters, turkey sausage, etc).

a / January 22, 2007 7:54 AM

Flo= chilaquiles
S&G diner= Joe H's special skillet (corned beef hash y'all!)
Tre Kroner= Norwegian omelet
Southport grocery= anything that comes with the tater tots, though the crowd there is a little too "mom and bratty child " for me


mike / January 22, 2007 8:27 AM

Nookie's, although it gets pretty damn crowded.

Shasta MacNasty / January 22, 2007 8:45 AM

Angelina's on Broadway and Addison on Sunday's for brunch. $20 for one item off the menu and unlimited champagne cocktails? Everything from Al Green to Donna Summer playing in the background? Super-friendly staff? I will tell anyone that will listen how much I lurve Angelina's. :)

Mikey / January 22, 2007 8:57 AM

I really like Julius Meinl on Southport...

The ambience is nice, the staff is friendly and the food and coffee (tea as well) are great...

I will usually order the ham and cheese croissant, a poached egg and a large cappuccino...

I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for hangover mornings though. When I really need some grease in my belly, I head over to the Diner Grill...

tk / January 22, 2007 9:07 AM

Absolutely 'What's Cooking?' on Lincoln. Extensive menu, gret people watching, and exceptional complementary apple and cinnamon coffee cake weekend mornings (until they run out!).

k / January 22, 2007 9:15 AM

Svea in Andersonville for Swedish pancakes, bacon and potatoes. I don't know about anything else on the menu (I order the same thing every time) but their pancakes are way better that either Ann Sather or Tre Kroner. I also have to give credit to Wishbone for having the best blueberry pancakes ever...not too thin, not big and cakey, just a little crispy on the outside and stuffed with so many blueberries you barely need syrup...heavenly.

4point44 / January 22, 2007 9:16 AM

i like orange with a peel, although i think it closed down. (clarke & belmont)

i found one obscure reference to it, but other than that it seems to have evaded the whole www thing.

so, orange with a peel is a great place for breakfast, but unfortunately, you'll never know unless you've already had it.

i do like IHOP's coffee decanter thing. even if it is bad coffee, they give plenty of it.

Naz / January 22, 2007 9:18 AM

A lot of the above are favourites. I do like the Lincoln as well as a close diner joint.

My favourite brunch has to be the Texas BBQ brunch at the Horseshoe on Lincoln just north of Irving Park/Damen, past the CVS/Starbucks corner there. Amazing all you can eat bbq and breakfast items galore.

ken / January 22, 2007 9:29 AM

For good ol' fashion greasy spoon type stuff -

The Golden Nugget

When I'm feeling gourmet -

Orange

Mostly cook my own -

Homemade Biscuits and Gravy mmmmm

Emerson Dameron / January 22, 2007 9:35 AM

Flo, for the huevos rancheros. Or, if it's too cold to wait for a bus, Flying Saucer's breakfast burrito is good.

Sunday brunch is damned crowded almost anywhere. I've grown partial to Saturday brunch.

s / January 22, 2007 9:39 AM

Hollywood Grill for a Denver omelette with American cheese.

eep / January 22, 2007 9:43 AM

M. Henry at Clark and Hollywood has pretty damn good food. I've only eaten there twice for breakfast, but I've loved it both times.

Otherwise, I'm a huge fan of the Ann Sathers cinnamon rolls. The rest of the food is just okay, but hot damn, those cinnamon rolls are great.

Meems / January 22, 2007 9:55 AM

Tempo Cafe especially in the summer

Brandy / January 22, 2007 10:01 AM

At Svea, it's the Swedish Tease. Once at M. Henry I had a scrumpcious eggs benedict with smoked salmon. At Metropolis on Granville, I love an iced coffee and a chocolate and cherry scone.

#1 is Little Corner Restaurant at Thorndale and Broadway. It's low on ambiance, but the service is always friendly and the food hits the triumvirate: good, cheap, consistent.

fluffy / January 22, 2007 10:05 AM

twisted spoke for brunch. yum.
golden nugget (I call it the crusty apple - long story), Svea (real lingenberry syrup-I used to live down the street and loved this place),
Victory's Banner,
Heartland cafe (although I haven't been there in years)

Tobermory / January 22, 2007 10:09 AM

For just the average breakfast out I go to the Hilltop at Foster & California. Just the average diner, but I can make it there in under two minutes on foot.

If I'm up north in the 'burbs nothing beats the fluffy pancakes at Walker Brothers.

For places outside the neighborhood I like Flying Saucer and Wishbone. I once ate at the Penninsula Hotel and although it cost more than many dinners I've had, it was very tasty and super swanky.

Kelly / January 22, 2007 10:18 AM

Orange is definitely still open and they are still great. I recommend going on a weekday so you don't have to wait and getting either any omelet or French Toast Kabobs......Otherwise, Victory's Banner is okay, or Kitsch'n.
I haven't ever had anything really good at Glenn's on Montrose, and I have had downright bad at Over Easy.

Greg / January 22, 2007 10:20 AM

Walker Bros. I either get the Dutch Baby (the sombrero-like thing served with lemon and pwd. sugar) or the basted eggs w/ sausage patties & pancakes. Cheezy browns on the side in either case; coffee.

Marilyn / January 22, 2007 10:21 AM

My original post was swallowed for breakfast.

I like Tre Kronor, too, but don't go there very often.

My favorites are What's Cookin' in Lincoln Village, The Bagel (two locations, one in the city and one in Westfield Old Orchard Mall), and Walker Bros (I like the Green Bay location the best). For the cheapest (and I mean cheapest) diner anywhere with a quirky owner and mixed clientele, I go across the street to Pat's Place, on Oakton in Skokie.

amyc / January 22, 2007 10:22 AM

Hollywood Grill -- the French Connection (French toast and two eggs)

Victory's Banner -- scrambled eggs with tomato and cheddar, or the "sausage" and gouda omelet

Earwax -- breakfast burrito

Brett's -- huevos rancheros or whatever pancake special they have that morning

El Tinajon -- I just started going here for brunch recently when Victory's Banner was too packed. The black beans and scrambled eggs with tortillas and fried plantains are so yummy I often daydream about them.

M. Henry -- just about anything

DXO / January 22, 2007 10:57 AM

home. the only thing more soul-crushing than sitting in rush hour traffic is waiting an hour like a punk for eggs and toast.

k / January 22, 2007 11:02 AM

Kelly, completely agree with you about Glenn's and Over Easy. However, since Over Easy burned down as some sort of karmic retribution for exceedingly crappy service and mediocre food I'm going to give them another shot when they reopen. It's close and the sassy eggs, though horribly named, were pretty tasty.

Check out Angel Food Bakery on Sundays for brunch - it's just down the street from Glenn's on Paulina. Really nice people and brilliant food (ham and mac & cheese for breakfast...yes please!) You'll never have any need to go to Glenn's again.

Mikey / January 22, 2007 11:30 AM

On second thought, the best breakfast I've ever had would have to be my own creation, the Egg MikeMuffin(tm)...

OK, so it's just a blatant ripoff of the Egg McMuffin from McDonald's, but with better ingredients: cage-free, vegetarian eggs; hormone-free Canadian bacon; whole wheat English muffins and deli-style cheese...

And I use an egg ring too, so it looks every bit as good as its inferior inspiration. Serve me up one of those with some coffee and Baileys on any hungover morning, and I'm good to go...

paul / January 22, 2007 11:57 AM

I own a waffle iron for a reason - so I don't have to wait on line with a bunch of church-going yahoos for breakfast on the weekends.

My weekend time is precious so any suggestions without waits, or even better, one that takes reservations, will earn you a donut hole.

That said, I love the food at Dixie Kitchen (Evanston and Hyde Park)- banana bread french toast, jambalaya omlettes, but sadly they only offer their excellent biscuits and andouille sausage gravy on the weekends.

Also in Evanston, I offer a disclaimered suggestion (they are both clients and friends of mine) for the Celtic Knot, for the Full Monty Irish Breakfast which includes both white and black pudding and rashers. Screw pancakes, give me pure fat.

Matthew / January 22, 2007 12:06 PM

When I've got a fresh paycheck burning in my pocket I head to Tweet for delicious everything and the most generous service in town. Breakfast burritos are excellent, but my favourite would have to be Glenn's Savory (breakfast) Sandwhich: croissant, eggs, chipotle sauce and spinach (I think).

Matthew / January 22, 2007 12:06 PM

When I've got a fresh paycheck burning in my pocket I head to Tweet for delicious everything and the most generous service in town. Breakfast burritos are excellent, but my favourite would have to be Glenn's Savory (breakfast) Sandwich: croissant, eggs, chipotle sauce and spinach (I think).

mof / January 22, 2007 1:24 PM

selmarie's in lincoln square.

paula / January 22, 2007 1:38 PM

The Chicago Diner (Halstead/Roscoe).
http://veggiediner.com/menu5.html
All the classics, vegan style! And if you see the blue corn pancakes on the specials menu, they really are delicious.

mary / January 22, 2007 1:46 PM

i never get to go out for breakfast, im either at work or sleeping in... that being said i have loved wishbone breakfast as well as lou mitchells.

Robin / January 22, 2007 2:07 PM

I love Cafe Selmarie & Tre Kronor.

But I love making an apple dutch baby at home and enjoying it all day in my pajamas.

benschomatic / January 22, 2007 2:26 PM

Lula - Breakfast burrito, add pork sausage

Tre Kronor - Crab cake benedict and maple danish

Victory's Banner - Eggless Wonder #2 and slice of pumpkin bread

Sabrosa / January 22, 2007 2:46 PM

Flying Saucer on California just south of Division. It's cozy and hip, not stuffy, and secretive...I love the sweetened ricotta stuffed french toast....totally orgasmic!

The frushi (fruit sushi) at Orange is bad ass too!

Jason / January 22, 2007 2:49 PM

I'm surprised Lula hasn't been mentioned. I used to be partial to the brunch at Martyr's, but I think they stopped doing that. The "huevos benedictos" across the street at Sola are awesome. I'll have to try brunch at the Horseshoe, because I can eat BBQ all day. I don't think Diner Grill, while tasty when completely intoxicated, counts as a square breakfast. Anyone who has braved "the slinger" will agree.

Dan R / January 22, 2007 2:58 PM

I usually go to the Cozy Corner at Milwaukee and California and get the egg white delight. It's a total greasy spoon... cheap and tasty.

When I pretend I have money to blow, I go to Nookies in Boystown. Everything I've had there is delic.

sky / January 22, 2007 3:02 PM

I love the Eggs Florentine/Benedict at Byte on Western Delish.

If I'm hung over and have friends visiting we go to Stanleys brunch buffet. It's a great feeling when you look down at your plate and there are eggs, waffles, mashed potatoes, fried chicked and mac n cheese. Mmmmm....

Dan R / January 22, 2007 3:05 PM

Also, I noticed a couple people have said things about the Heartland. From what I hear (ie a friend worked there), the Heartland is a facade. They have this image of being a very progressive diner but their kitchen staff (a decidedly latino bunch) are worked to the bone for below minimum wage. Additionally, one of their servers is very ill, seeking long term treatment, does not have insurance and the Heartland hasn't so much as lifted a finger to help. Not exactly the kind of place I want to spend my money. And to be clear, this is what a friend told me. Take it for what it's worth.

Roni / January 22, 2007 3:09 PM

My kitchen. Pancakes, french toast, baked apple pancake, eggs, toast, fruit, and I never have to wonder if there is turkey sausage on the menu. Maybe one of the aldermen can make a law to offer turkey sausage everywhere in Chicago.

junita / January 22, 2007 3:16 PM

Cafe Selmarie in Lincoln Square is lovely for brunch on a Sunday. They have unusual entrees (e.g. wild mushroom bread pudding; skillet breakfast with trout, peppers and sweet potatoes with a fried egg on top) that use fresh, seasonal ingredients and their brunch menu classics are adorable and tasty, e.g. cinnamon-orange French toast made from fresh croissants. *Also-- they serve a special Selmarie blend of Intelligentsia coffee.

Marilyn / January 22, 2007 3:24 PM

I forgot to mention the cafe at Lutz. I'd go there just for the elegant coffee served on a silver tray with thick cream whipped for adding. But they have nice brunch items, too.

freepy shwirtel / January 22, 2007 3:26 PM

The Hot Spot is the place to be. Have a nice breakfast burrito and watch Breakin' 2 Electic Boogaloo on near constant loop for weeks on end. Fun staff, sexy bathrooms, too.

Alice / January 22, 2007 3:59 PM

Cafe Selmarie [www.cafeselmarie.com] at 4729 N. Lincoln Av. is the best. So, so good. Not cheap, but it was worth every penny.

amb / January 22, 2007 4:28 PM

I'll second Tweet. Their tart platter is great, as is everything else I've had there to date. In addition, I like Handlebar's brunch, and specifically their breakfast burrito. I'm also a fan of Parlor's breakfast, and my boyfriend the biscuits and gravy enthusiast seems to think they have the best ones in town. All three of these places also serve a good bloody mary, which is essential.

kate / January 22, 2007 4:30 PM

Dan R. - Cozy Corner = yes and YES! Love it. Big fan of the omlette w/ broccoli and I do enjoy making it "extra good" with a side of bacon. Mm-mmm! Awesome service there, too.

Bite does a decent breakfast (on Western, next to Empty Bottle), I'm partial to their super bagel for a quickie meal.

Kitsch'n (Roscoe just W of Damen) has tasty chilequiles and a decent bloody mary.

Deleece (Southport & Irving) has great bloody marys and home of the greatest quiche I've ever had (it had spinach and prosciutto and was the special that day).

carrie / January 22, 2007 5:12 PM

I hate to admit it, but I wish I had an IHop close to my house- their swedish pancakes are delicious.

Lately we've been going to Janik's at Damen and Division. Their food is decent, we can both find something to eat, etc. But, they're closed on Sunday which then forces us to go to Picante. If we're up for a walk Blue Line has amazing grits. Everyone should try them. Lately though, we've been good about either going to the store or having food at home and then it's grits and eggs. YUM

I wish I had a car or wasn't so lazy- I'd love to get to Selmarie more or even Ann Sather.

carrie / January 22, 2007 5:14 PM

man, I repeat myself a lot- lately this and lately that, lately lately lately. ugh.

roderick / January 22, 2007 5:15 PM

Orange in the South Loop, not Lakeview. Yum to chai french toast. Yum to frushi. Yum to organge flavored coffee.

I didn't think that Over Easy was bad, but I do like that I can look out my window and see if there's a line...

Tre Kronor is always a favorite, but I was disappointed that they only do eggs benedict on the weekends. The Oslo omlette is my fave; the salmon + creamy white sauce (mayo? cream cheese?) is a graet combo.

I have to get to Cafe Selmarie for brunch. My fiancee and I have had literally every pastry item there.

Kitsch'n and Lutz were disappointments.

miss casual / January 22, 2007 5:21 PM

i like to go to alliance bakery or latezia's and eat big pink cupcakes for breakfast with coffee.

although if im in the mood for full on brunch del toro does a great sunday brunch and feast is always good. yummm...

holden / January 22, 2007 5:44 PM

Cozy Corner is where I treat myself when I don't feel like putting something together in my own kitchen.
The breakfast wraps are GREAT and if you add hash browns the meal can easily be split or taken home for seconds.
Plus it is only steps from the California blue line stop.

Mister C / January 22, 2007 6:00 PM

The Jewish Skillet (w/eggs over easy) at the L & G Restaurant on Torrence and 106th is a slice of cholesterol heaven. Their whole menu rocks, but I always find myself ordering that whenever I'm there.

anthony / January 22, 2007 8:24 PM

The Ramova in Bridgeport

mike-ts / January 22, 2007 8:25 PM

Einstein's. I don't know if it's the neighborhood blend coffee or the strawberry schmear, but something that I eat there must have crack in it to make it so addictive. Bagel, cream cheese, and coffee - breakfast on the run that'll keep me bouncing all day.

CO2 / January 22, 2007 9:02 PM

Tobermory - Hilltop is about a five minute walk from my house and our family used to go all the time because it was so cheap. Just very average, but comfortable. Two eggs or just a bagel.

Tre Kronor - either crab cake benedict, belgian waffle, swedish pancakes, quiche, and/or their must have danishes. Haven't been there in several months because of one of the waitresses was very snide. Usually the service is pretty good, so that was a big blow to my usual pleasant experience there. It's such a small place that you are bound to get the same server a lot.

Selmarie - omelette specials. Nothing too special, just sort of overpriced.

I would love to try Bongo Room, but I heard there's usually a long wait and parking is sort of hard there as well. I am surprised no one's mentioned that yet.

emdub / January 22, 2007 9:11 PM

I miss going to "fancy brunch". (Lula, Flo, M. Henry...) We have a toddler now, so we can't go anywhere with a wait, or people who don't like "bratty chilldren" (a reference to someone earlier's comment about one dining establishment).

So that leaves us crappy diners, which are fun in their own special way, and the waitresses are always nice to my kid, even if he's in a "bratty" mood. Thanks for all the suggestions for diners, we are really tired of Bialy's and Hollywood Grill.

I still don't get the morons who stand OUTSIDE in the COLD for 30 minutes to eat fancy pancakes at Bongo Room tho.

ann-marie / January 22, 2007 9:24 PM

We used to go to a place for breakfast in Bridgeport called Healthy Foods, it was a Lithuanian joint with mostly unhealthy faire...klugles was a slice of bacon patatao loaf-heaven...does anyone know if it is still around.

Leelah / January 22, 2007 9:45 PM

I can't believe so many people like Lula... I had an astoundingly rotten experience there two weeks ago... both food and service-wise. Never again.

I love Deleece and the Lincoln, but now that I live on the south side, the breakfast places are less... stylish. I usually go to that pancake place on Western and 105th where a couple of my former students work.

Michelle / January 22, 2007 9:50 PM

I'll second many of my former northside haunts - Selmarie, Svea, Tweet. But I'm in Ukranian Village now, so my shout outs must go to new and local deserving places.

Sunrise Cafe is a basic little diner, and they do it so very well. Eggs, potatoes, bacon and toast, served by nice people. What more could you want.

Swim Cafe is more of a cafe than a breakfast place, but they surpass just coffee and pastries (which are homemade and heavenly, by the way), with fresh and interesting breakfast sandwiches.

matt / January 22, 2007 10:57 PM

LeSabre.

2 eggs, over-easy with bacon and wheat toast. Well-done hashbrowns.

coffee.

Mew / January 22, 2007 11:47 PM

Anyone tried the new cereal bar in Evanston? I'm curious about it. I thought the only way cereal could get even better than it is now would be if toys were more frequently in the box (as in the "old days" before you had to mail order them).

a / January 23, 2007 7:57 AM

emdub-
I would never imply that all children are "bratty." i've eaten at plenty of establishments with well behaved kids and even fussy kids with no annoyance at all. the kids that show up with their parents at southport grocery, on the other hand, on the 3 times I have been there, are allowed to run amok and act in a bratty fashion that, let's face it, is natural for kids to act unless there's someone there willing to tell the kid to behave in a public place. It's too bad, cause the breakfast there is pretty tasty.
Leelah- I feel the same way about Lula. We used to stop and eat there at the end of every BLT bike ride (well- it was the end for me- not the end of the actual tour). While i appreciate the intentions of the place, things just get a little too precious there.

Spence / January 23, 2007 9:13 AM

Pauline's is my brunch joint. Don't come here if you're expecting to be waited on hand and foot. They get you in and out and put a good breakfast in your belly in the meantime.

s / January 23, 2007 9:14 AM

I concur with the people wondering WTF is up with Bongo Room. I've never been there, so I can't say with certainty, but I doubt any pancake is worth that kind of wait.

Also, no one has given Cleo's Sunday Brunch any love. I enjoy that with a Bloody Mary and a Sunday paper.

Marilyn / January 23, 2007 9:30 AM

I've never been (or tried to go) to the Bongo Room, but Walker Bros. is infamous for their long lines from breakfast, especially on Sunday. Is it worth it? YES!!!!!

amyc / January 23, 2007 9:40 AM

You crazy people with your lines for breakfast! Ain't no line if you go before 8. Get out of bed, lazyboneses!

Eric / January 23, 2007 9:55 AM

M. Henry is always worth the wait...Birds in a Basket...Yum!

Also a place in Wicker Park called Rodan...has really great food and no lines...all the food i have tried there is great

Jason M / January 23, 2007 10:00 AM

Francis Deli in Lincoln Park. They have the best omelets in the city and the service is always good. Otherwise, its much like every other diner in Chicagoland...to me, the place feels like home.

Its also good for lunch and dinner.

Ann Sather is the ultimate place to take out-of-town guests. They take cinnamon rolls to a whole new level.

esskaycee / January 23, 2007 10:20 AM

Toberymory and CO2, Hilltop is like a 3-minute walk from MY house, yet I still have never gone -- I'm totally checking it out this weekend.
That said, sometimes a big bowl of Bi Bim Bop and an OB beer from San Soo Gap San at 10 in the morning gets your mojo working.

ellen / January 23, 2007 10:26 AM

flo: for chilaquiles
kitch'n: for coconut crusted french toast and mai tais
svea: for swedish breakfast
lula: for monday mornings
flying saucer: for when i want to walk

Teddy / January 23, 2007 10:49 AM

Lou Mitchells - just outside of Greektown, For amazing Omelettes

Meli Cafe - in Greektown, for great taste and presentation

Tweet - for Chilaquiles

Teddy / January 23, 2007 10:49 AM

Lou Mitchells - just outside of Greektown, For amazing Omelettes

Meli Cafe - in Greektown, for great taste and presentation

Tweet - for Chilaquiles

kd / January 23, 2007 11:08 AM

The Bongo Room - yes, the lines can be really annoying. But the Chocolate Tower is worth getting up early to get a table sooner. Warm chocolate brioche french toast, bananas, creme anglaise, etc...heaven!

Mike / January 23, 2007 11:10 AM

I 5th M. Henry, and I 2nd their Birds in a Basket, although everything on their menu is great. I don't go out for breakfast often, but I've been there five or six times. Go early.

And yeah, that Horseshoe all you can eat is awesome. I like to cut their atomic red beans with the mac n' cheese. Prepare time for a calorie-induced nap afterward.

jm / January 23, 2007 11:17 AM

Tre Kronor - MMMM. Anything on their menu. Geez, I love that place. And if there is a wait, you can prowl around The Sweden Shop next door which the owners of Tre Kronor just bought. (The hostess will call over there when your table is ready.) They've been stocking it with all sorts of amazing Scandinavian design stuff. (The kitsch is gone except for a few things.) Ann Sathers has NOTHING on Tre Kronor.

Hot Spot and M. Henry -- Also awesome. Also would have anything at either.

Steve / January 23, 2007 11:35 AM

What Thurston said -- The Riverside Deli's buffet brunch is all that and a plate of Twinkies. (Literally.) Also cool with the buffets at O'Donovan's and Chicago Faux's, er, Joe's.

Pauline's is decent, albeit way tight spacewise and prone to lines, which I abhor. I also like the Fireside, more for the space itself than the average food. Always a soft spot for the Lincoln as well, the epicenter of my five different Chicago addresses.

RIP to the awesome breakfast burrito at the space just north of the Daily (pre-Square Kitchen) that seems to forever be in flux. Pourin' a 40 of Bloody Mary out for Benz, if only because there waitstaff was so freakin' freaky.

Somehow, Bob Stinkin' Evans managed to go outta business out here in DuPage (broke my country-reared mother in law's heart, it did). The Omega is the only place I've dug out here for breakie, but I've only been to a few. Once I have to drive somewhere, I'd as soon stay at home and fry up some eggs and potatoes.

p / January 23, 2007 12:06 PM

Breakfast burrito @ Lula is really good.
Corned Beef Hash @ Magic Snack Shop on 111th and St. Christina is best ever with actual corned beef in it.
S&G is friendly and has good pork chops and eggs.
McDonald's should have a hashed-brown eating contest for their crack-like brown pockets things.
White Castle also serves a fine breakfast.
Hashed browns and sun-side ups w/ wheat toast and hot sauce is usually good at anywhere you stumble into. And grecian chicken with mozzarella sticks and hashed browns and soup!
Or for tailgating 7am breakfast i like my spread of combo sandwiches, chili, subs, sangria, cognac, power's whiskey, beerz, and cigarzz and dancing and woohooing chips and salsa and avacados. Or if i'm clever enough- huevos rancheros con chile picante, cigarros cubanos y cervecitas frias en miami. Nos Vamos!! Vamos los Osos !!!

kate / January 23, 2007 12:56 PM

Almost forgot.

Damn near everything on the buffet line from Red Apple on Milwaukee.

Potato pancakes, Polish saaaausages my friend, Polish stuff I can't pronounce but enjoy puttin' in my face, it rules.

Sarah / January 23, 2007 1:13 PM

In regards to the Heartland Cafe--I wish that there were other brunch options in Rogers Park, but I don't really know of any. Anyone else?

Oketo! / January 23, 2007 1:28 PM

Breakfast Club on Hubbard (asparagus omelet)

Earwax breakfast burrito

CC / January 23, 2007 1:47 PM

I second the Saturday brunch alternative rather than Sunday; much less wait. I just moved to Edgewater and Tweet and M. Henry are both on the "to do" list now. But my favorite back in Lakeview was Melrose Diner for their crunchy French toast with a "topping" (on the side) of sliced banana and strawberries.

anthony / January 23, 2007 1:50 PM

Healthy Food is still there last I checked. It's also delicious.

anthony / January 23, 2007 1:50 PM

Healthy Food is still there last I checked. It's also delicious.

Marilyn / January 23, 2007 2:06 PM

Sarah - There is an IHOP at Western and Howard and Deluxe Diner at Devon and Clark.

spook / January 23, 2007 7:07 PM

what the fuck does blagg eat for Breakfast, yo! Thats what I wanaa know!

I mean its gotta really be the breafast of Champions right? I mean Blagg is a champion right?

jaye / January 23, 2007 9:07 PM

bite - western/division

nookies - any location

yolk - 11th/michigan

jaye / January 23, 2007 9:09 PM

forgot to add that i mix it up...i dont eat meat, so its usually pancakes, omelettes and the like

NM / January 23, 2007 10:55 PM

Grabbing a bretzel from Hannah's Bretzel on the go - without a doubt. Nutella all the way.

jaymce / January 23, 2007 10:58 PM

i like the flying saucer on california and a stnadby is eppels on roosevelt road.

gigi / February 11, 2007 8:07 PM

Janik's Cafe, on 2011 West Division, the place where the best omelets are served. My favorite...Lox Omelet. My dad loves the chilaquiles. Incredible lattes. Great breakfast wraps.
Too bad they are not open on Sunday. Breakfast is served all day...isn't that great!

Blue / February 16, 2007 1:22 PM

"SWEET MAPLE CAFE", reminds one of their moms kitchen and the food is great.

Blue / February 16, 2007 1:23 PM

SWEET MAPLE CAFE IS LOCATED ON TAYLOR STREET IN CHICAGO.

Gino / February 25, 2007 1:11 PM

Damn nort'siders.

I'm going to throw down for Chinatown and the Southwest side. Probably Great Wall in the mall or Seven Wives, for noodles, rice porridge with fried dough, or rice plates; Shui Wah for dim sum. And then for Western style breakfast the Greek diners either Pindos or New Archview on Archer. Pindos is the better one. I want to like Hashbrowns in University Village at UIC but value is not as good.

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