Our Favorite Chicago Restaurants
Breakfast in Chicago
You might not need another meal until dinner if you feast at one of these hearty Chicago restaurants in the morning.
Eleven City Diner Old-school jazz washes over patrons at this South Loop destination with great breakfasts. The Eleven City French toast (left), made with challah, bananas, strawberries and toasted coconut, is worth the wait for a table. (312) 212-1112
Pannenkoeken Cafe Dutch pancakes rule at this 22-seat spot in Lincoln Square. These round treats with lacy edges are thicker than crepes and come flavored with a choice of sliced banana, chocolate, apple, bacon or Havarti cheese. (773) 769-8800
Bongo Room This funky Wicker Park cafe is known for great breakfasts; it dishes fist-thick breakfast burritos and seasonal flapjacks. (773) 489-0690
Heaven on Seven Patrons love the tasty gumbo and Cajun favorites in this lively, seventh-floor Loop setting. Brunch choices include poached eggs and Andouille sausage on Parmesan-Reggiano cheese grits. (312) 263-6443