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Best Breakfast Chicago


Start your day off right by enjoying "the most important meal of the day" at one of these restaurants in Chicago that serve up the best breakfast.


 

2 Sparrows American
13/20
Dining Room at 2 Sparrows, Chicago, IL 553 W. Diversey Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Modern, whimsical brunch and lunch spot with oodles of chef cred and crowd appeal. More...

Ann Sather Scandinavian
11/20
Dining Room at Ann Sather, Chicago, IL 909 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
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A Scandinavian institution, serving one of the most popular breakfasts citywide. More...

Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee Donuts
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee, Chicago, IL 50 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
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For breakfast in the Loop, head to this tiny storefront serving only gourmet donuts and coffee until midday. More...

Doughnut Vault Donuts
Quick Bite
400 1/2 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Sweet tooths sate cravings at this buzzed about doughnut slinger from Gilt Bar's Brendan Sodikoff. More...

Eleven City Diner Deli
11/20
Dining Room at Eleven City Diner, Chicago, IL 1112 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
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Relatively inexpensive, authentic, New York-style Jewish deli that serves a mean corned beef sandwich. More...

Jam Breakfast
14/20
3057 W. Logan Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647
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Standard breakfast fare and comfort food mainstays gets turned on end with unusual ingredients and fine dining skills. More...

Kanela Breakfast Club American
13/20
3231 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
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Hip BYOB breakfast nook for the brunch bunch, with invitingly updated a.m. eats. More...

Lou Mitchell's Coffeehouse
11/20
Dining Room at Lou Mitchell 565 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
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A breakfast institution with ahhh-inducing omelets and homey lunch specials. More...

Oak Tree Coffee Shop
11/20
900 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Definitive, sleek coffee shop with great Michigan Avenue views and all-day breakfast. More...

Phoenix Chinese
12/20
Dining Room at Phoenix, Chicago, IL 2131 S. Archer Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
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The early morning dim sum is a draw at this Chinatown favorite. More...

Southport Grocery & Cafe Café
13/20
Dining Room at Southport Grocery & Cafe, Chicago, IL 3552 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
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Bustling spot for breakfast plus grab-and-go baked and gourmet goods. More...

Tempo Restaurant Coffee Shop
11/20
6 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Coffee shop for the richy-rich, though it serves a mean breakfast with mass appeal. More...

Toast Coffeehouse
11/20
Dining Room at Toast, Chicago, IL 746 W. Webster St.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Friendly, cheery BYO breakfast nook where morning munchies go beyond the norm. More...

Walker Bros. Original Pancake House Coffee Shop
11/20
Dining Room at Walker Bros. Original Pancake House, Wilmette, IL 153 Green Bay Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091

You’ll find breakfast and lots of it at this quality, anything-but-quiet nook. More...


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