Start your day in Chicago with a satisfying meal at one of these spots.

Best places to grab breakfast in Chicago

Best Breakfast Spots In Chicago

The most important meal of the day is especially important in The Windy City. Good food can set the tone for your day, giving you energy, motivation, and an appreciation for the beauty that is Chicago. With unique pairings and affordable dishes at restaurants on nearly every corner, Chi-town pleases hipsters, traditional breakfast goers, and coffee and pastry folks alike. Some of these places even claim that their breakfasts are life changing…hmm, this yummy boast alone makes you glad you picked one of those cheap flights to Chicago!

Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe

(Image via Flickr CC - Navin Rajagopalan)
(Image via Flickr CC – Navin Rajagopalan)

The perfect spot near The Loop to fill up before a long day of sightseeing in the city, Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe offers a delicious selection of egg entrees, skillets, waffles, crepes, french toast, and of course, pancakes!  Uh, the joyful chance to eat here is worth the price of one of the cheap flights to Chicago.

Au Cheval

Some of the best hangover grub around, Au Cheval is sure to get you back on your feet in no time. With a fabulous array of savory options, head to the west side after an exciting night out in Chicago.

Smack Dab!

Smack Dab! near Roger’s Park is famous for their original pastries, (locals swear by the cornbread breakfast sandwich with the onion jam!) If you’re in the mood for coffee and pastries, it’s your best bet.

Do-Rite Donuts

(Image via Flickr CC - Jax House)
(Image via Flickr CC – Jax House)

Love donuts? Do-Rite’s unique flavors (think: Pistachio-Meyer Lemon, and Candied Maple Bacon) are sure to tantalize any palate. And for the gluten-free crowd? They’ve got you covered with several unique and tasty pairings.


With two locations, there’s no excuse not to try out Toast’s grilled tenderloin benedict. Locals also love the pancake orgy – blueberry, banana pecan and lemon poppy seed pancakes topped with house berry granola.

Uncle Mike’s Place

Uncle Mike’s features a classic Filipino breakfast, with pork shoulder, skirt steak, and pork chops with eggs and garlic fried rice. Conveniently located on Grand Ave, it adds a unique flair to Chicago’s breakfast scene.

Now that you’ve eaten a great breakfast, you’re ready to take on the 5 Top Winter Activities in Chicago.

What’s your favorite breakfast nosh in The Windy City?  Let us know in the comments.

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