Starting the day right in Chicago is a must, particularly when you have so many tasty choices on your doorstep. Check out our top 6 spots for breakfast in the city.
1. Tempo Cafe
Locals flock to Tempo Cafe for its appetising breakfast menu bursting with choice. From pancakes and waffles to omelettes and french toast, this place has got your morning eating covered. We recommend the scrambler, which comes fully loaded with your choice of filling, and includes a generous side of hash browns and toast.
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A popular spot for breakfast and brunch, M. Henrys was opened in 2003 and has been starting the day right ever since. Try the fannies killer fried egg sandwich, if you dare, or maybe you’ll see the light and order the vegan epiphany. A perfect weekend spot to recover from the night before.
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3. Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club
This North park spot was opened by Manny Meij, who honed his culinary skills at M.Henry and other establishments around the city. Try their skirt steak skillet or the sourdough stuffed french toast. If you’re too late for breakfast, they have a good lunch selection too.
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4. Tiztal Cafe
If you want to put a Mexican twist into your breakfast Tiztals is the place. This family-run cafe is well known for its Chilaquiles, a Mexican breakfast dish consisting of corn tortillas cut into quarters and fried. Here, you can choose either chorizo steak or chicken to go on top, wash it down with one of their oatmeal shakes.
5. The Bongo Room
If you want a sugar kick head over to The Bongo Room for insane looking pancakes. Try the white chocolate and caramel pretzel or the caramel apple to raise you sugar levels to an intoxicating high. For those that prefer the savoury road the breakfast burrito perhaps?
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Valois has been a staple of the Hyde Park breakfast scene since 1921 and has been graced by many notable early birds such as Barack Obama – who apparently loved the steak and eggs. The no-fuss cafeteria gives you what you need fast – perfect for a quick bite before work.
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