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The Best Places for Brunch in Chicago
The Best Places for Brunch in Chicago

The Best Places for Brunch in Chicago

With this list, you'll never wonder where your next brunch will be.


Published April 18, 2022

Bucket Listers rounded up the best places for brunch in Chicago. Take a look at our picks below: 

Adalina

Adalina

Neighborhood: Gold Coast

A good weekend starts or ends with brunch the Italian way at Adalina. The restaurant has a rotating brunch menu, usually featuring unique dishes like a fried chicken and ricotta French toast with maple agrodolce. The bistro offers a sophisticated dining experience, but one with good portions that will leave you plenty full. 

Location: 912 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

Hours: Saturday-Sunday 10am-9pm

For more information on Adalina. 

Neighborhood: Gold Coast

A good weekend starts or ends with brunch the Italian way at Adalina. The restaurant has a rotating brunch menu, usually featuring unique dishes like a fried chicken and ricotta French toast with maple agrodolce. The bistro offers a sophisticated dining experience, but one with good portions that will leave you plenty full. 

Location: 912 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

Hours: Saturday-Sunday 10am-9pm

For more information on Adalina. 

Segnatore

Segnatore

Neighborhood: Humboldt Park

Classic Italian food with an emphasis on midwest hospitality makes Segnatore a local mainstay. It also helps that the food is second to none. With a brunch menu that features foie gras-topped hashbrowns, spicy nduja, and scotch eggs, it’s easy to see why this restaurant has earned its reputation.  

Location: 1001 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Hours: Weekends 10am-3pm

For more information on Segnatore.

Neighborhood: Humboldt Park

Classic Italian food with an emphasis on midwest hospitality makes Segnatore a local mainstay. It also helps that the food is second to none. With a brunch menu that features foie gras-topped hashbrowns, spicy nduja, and scotch eggs, it’s easy to see why this restaurant has earned its reputation.  

Location: 1001 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Hours: Weekends 10am-3pm

For more information on Segnatore.

Blue Door Kitchen

Blue Door Kitchen

Neighborhood: Gold Coast

Blue door kitchen is committed to serving up sustainability. Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, this restaurant nestled inside a cottage changes its menu with the seasons + sources food from Midwestern farms with a focus on climate responsibility. The menu is precise + fresh and easily enjoyed in the cozy dining room, picturesque garden, or tented patio.

Location: 52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11am-2pm

For more information on Blue Door Kitchen.

Neighborhood: Gold Coast

Blue door kitchen is committed to serving up sustainability. Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, this restaurant nestled inside a cottage changes its menu with the seasons + sources food from Midwestern farms with a focus on climate responsibility. The menu is precise + fresh and easily enjoyed in the cozy dining room, picturesque garden, or tented patio.

Location: 52 W Elm St, Chicago, IL 60610

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11am-2pm

For more information on Blue Door Kitchen.

Cafe Robey

Cafe Robey

Neighborhood: Wicker Park/Bucktown

Beloved by locals, Cafe Robey does brunch on the daily….and they do it really well. The Wicker Park spot offers classics like veggie omelets and chilaquiles for the uninitiated and unique plates for the adventurous, including duck hash and breakfast salad.

Location: 1600 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Hours: 7am-3pm daily

For more information on Cafe Robey.

Neighborhood: Wicker Park/Bucktown

Beloved by locals, Cafe Robey does brunch on the daily….and they do it really well. The Wicker Park spot offers classics like veggie omelets and chilaquiles for the uninitiated and unique plates for the adventurous, including duck hash and breakfast salad.

Location: 1600 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Hours: 7am-3pm daily

For more information on Cafe Robey.

Hampton Social

Hampton Social

Neighborhood: River North

Stay and rose all day at the Hampton Social in Rivernorth. This restaurant feels like sitting on a patio in the sun, even on the cloudiest of days. With light bites, plates to share, lively music, and a party vibe, you’ll seamlessly transition from brunch to the party and back again.

Location: 353 W. Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm

For more information on Hampton Social.

Neighborhood: River North

Stay and rose all day at the Hampton Social in Rivernorth. This restaurant feels like sitting on a patio in the sun, even on the cloudiest of days. With light bites, plates to share, lively music, and a party vibe, you’ll seamlessly transition from brunch to the party and back again.

Location: 353 W. Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm

For more information on Hampton Social.

Wake ‘n Bacon

Wake ‘n Bacon

Neighborhood: Lakeview

At Wake ‘N Bacon the phone eats first…if you can control yourself for that long. The spacious spot serves Asian-Mexican fusion with a vast menu that captures the breakfast and lunch parts of brunch. Menu highlights include, flights of house-cured bacon, Halo Halo chia pudding, peach crumble crepe, and a Chicken Adobo Dip sandwich.

Location:420 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Hours: 8am-4pm daily

For more information on Wake ‘n Bacon.

Neighborhood: Lakeview

At Wake ‘N Bacon the phone eats first…if you can control yourself for that long. The spacious spot serves Asian-Mexican fusion with a vast menu that captures the breakfast and lunch parts of brunch. Menu highlights include, flights of house-cured bacon, Halo Halo chia pudding, peach crumble crepe, and a Chicken Adobo Dip sandwich.

Location:420 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Hours: 8am-4pm daily

For more information on Wake ‘n Bacon.

Evette’s

Evette’s

Neighborhood: Lincoln Park

Evette’s Lincoln Park specializes in Lebanese-Mexican fusion while paying homage to Chicago by sourcing food from local, midwest farms. Shawarma, hash brown sandwiches, and feta fries for breakfast? Don’t mind if we do!

Location: 350 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm

For more information on Evette’s.

Neighborhood: Lincoln Park

Evette’s Lincoln Park specializes in Lebanese-Mexican fusion while paying homage to Chicago by sourcing food from local, midwest farms. Shawarma, hash brown sandwiches, and feta fries for breakfast? Don’t mind if we do!

Location: 350 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm

For more information on Evette’s.

Etta

Etta

Neighborhood: River North

Etta is all about the carbs. This River North spot is from the team behind Maple & Ash, and focuses on affordable comfort food. Whether you go pizza-for-breakfast or breakfast for breakfast, don’t skip on a round of mimosas and house-made pastries for the table.

Location: 700 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Hours: 10:30am-3pm, Saturdays and Sundays

For more information on Etta.

Neighborhood: River North

Etta is all about the carbs. This River North spot is from the team behind Maple & Ash, and focuses on affordable comfort food. Whether you go pizza-for-breakfast or breakfast for breakfast, don’t skip on a round of mimosas and house-made pastries for the table.

Location: 700 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Hours: 10:30am-3pm, Saturdays and Sundays

For more information on Etta.

Pilsen Yards

Pilsen Yards

Neighborhood: Pilsen

If you’re looking to chow down and get up out of your seat and boogie, head to Pilsen yards. The open-air patio is one of the best in Chicago, and the brunch is one of the most electric. Come for the vibes, stay for the gastropub fare with a Latin American twist.

Location: 1163 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL

Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm

For more information on Pilsen Yards.

Neighborhood: Pilsen

If you’re looking to chow down and get up out of your seat and boogie, head to Pilsen yards. The open-air patio is one of the best in Chicago, and the brunch is one of the most electric. Come for the vibes, stay for the gastropub fare with a Latin American twist.

Location: 1163 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL

Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm

For more information on Pilsen Yards.

Roux Diner

Roux Diner

Neighborhood: Hyde Park

Roux Diner is a little bit of the Big Easy in the Windy City. Located next to University of Chicago, this spot attracts locals, college students, and visiting parents alike — for good reason. Roux Diner has a large, open patio with trendy decor and food inspired by Louisiana. There’s just something about beignets, strong coffee, and breakfast served ‘round the clock that really gives it that diner feel.

Location: 1055 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm

For more information on Roux Diner.

Neighborhood: Hyde Park

Roux Diner is a little bit of the Big Easy in the Windy City. Located next to University of Chicago, this spot attracts locals, college students, and visiting parents alike — for good reason. Roux Diner has a large, open patio with trendy decor and food inspired by Louisiana. There’s just something about beignets, strong coffee, and breakfast served ‘round the clock that really gives it that diner feel.

Location: 1055 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm

For more information on Roux Diner.

Summer House

Summer House

Neighborhood: Lincoln Park

So many brunch places focus on breakfast foods leaving lunch as an afterthought. Not Summer House. This California-inspired Lincoln Park Restaurant features brunch standards like egg sandwiches and pancakes, naturally. But regulars know cocktails, salads, and sandwiches are the main attractions.

Location: 1954 N Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 9am-3pm

For more information on Summer House.

Neighborhood: Lincoln Park

So many brunch places focus on breakfast foods leaving lunch as an afterthought. Not Summer House. This California-inspired Lincoln Park Restaurant features brunch standards like egg sandwiches and pancakes, naturally. But regulars know cocktails, salads, and sandwiches are the main attractions.

Location: 1954 N Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 9am-3pm

For more information on Summer House.

Tzuco

Tzuco

Neighborhood: River North

Celebrating something special? Consider brunch at Tzuco. The fine-dining spot crafts authentic Mexican cuisine with high-quality ingredients and a keen eye for detail. As classy as this spot may be, it’s not too buttoned-up for going in on guac or house-made pastries for the table.

Location: 720 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-2pm and 4pm-11pm, Sunday 10am-2pm and 4pm-9pm

For more information on Tzuco.

Neighborhood: River North

Celebrating something special? Consider brunch at Tzuco. The fine-dining spot crafts authentic Mexican cuisine with high-quality ingredients and a keen eye for detail. As classy as this spot may be, it’s not too buttoned-up for going in on guac or house-made pastries for the table.

Location: 720 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-2pm and 4pm-11pm, Sunday 10am-2pm and 4pm-9pm

For more information on Tzuco.

Lula Cafe

Lula Cafe

Neighborhood: Logan Square

A leader in the Organic, farm-to-table movement Lula Cafe is staffed by self-taught chefs who have a love of food and the Logan Square neighborhood. The menu is comprised of brunch staples with sophisticated twists inspired by traditional French cuisine. One decidedly un-French thing about their menu is that they accommodate accommodations and meat-free diets.

Location: 2537 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

Hours:  Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm

For more information on Lula Cafe.

Neighborhood: Logan Square

A leader in the Organic, farm-to-table movement Lula Cafe is staffed by self-taught chefs who have a love of food and the Logan Square neighborhood. The menu is comprised of brunch staples with sophisticated twists inspired by traditional French cuisine. One decidedly un-French thing about their menu is that they accommodate accommodations and meat-free diets.

Location: 2537 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

Hours:  Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm

For more information on Lula Cafe.

Avli on the Park

Avli on the Park

Neighborhood: New East Side

This parkside spot in the New East Side offers a classic brunch menu with a Greek twist. Menu highlights include sandwiches featuring house-cured salmon and turkey and french toast made with Tsoureki, a Greek sweetbread. Great food and nature views make for a pretty good combo as far as we’re concerned.

Location: 180 N Field Blvd, Chicago, IL 60601

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm

For more information on Avli on the Park.

Neighborhood: New East Side

This parkside spot in the New East Side offers a classic brunch menu with a Greek twist. Menu highlights include sandwiches featuring house-cured salmon and turkey and french toast made with Tsoureki, a Greek sweetbread. Great food and nature views make for a pretty good combo as far as we’re concerned.

Location: 180 N Field Blvd, Chicago, IL 60601

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm

For more information on Avli on the Park.

Batter & Berries

Batter & Berries

Neighborhood: Lincoln Park

Batter & Berries offers a range of breakfast and lunch foods. But the star of the show? The flavored french toasts, which come in Lemon, Strawberry, Blueberry, and Caramel. Can’t choose? May we suggest a little bit over everything via their french toast flight.

Location:  2748 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Hours: Friday-Monday 8am-3pm

For more information on Batter & Berries

Neighborhood: Lincoln Park

Batter & Berries offers a range of breakfast and lunch foods. But the star of the show? The flavored french toasts, which come in Lemon, Strawberry, Blueberry, and Caramel. Can’t choose? May we suggest a little bit over everything via their french toast flight.

Location:  2748 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Hours: Friday-Monday 8am-3pm

For more information on Batter & Berries

Little Goat Diner

Little Goat Diner

Neighborhood: West Loop

From the team behind Girl and the Goat, this West Loop spot brings an elevated flair to class diner fare. There’s the classics — handspun milkshakes, burgers, and eggs — of course. But the standouts on this menu are the unexpected, like a Spanish omelet, Tonkatsu sandwich, sourdough pancakes, and Paratha burritos.

Location: 820 W Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60607

Hours: 7am-3pm

For more information on Little Goat Diner.

Neighborhood: West Loop

From the team behind Girl and the Goat, this West Loop spot brings an elevated flair to class diner fare. There’s the classics — handspun milkshakes, burgers, and eggs — of course. But the standouts on this menu are the unexpected, like a Spanish omelet, Tonkatsu sandwich, sourdough pancakes, and Paratha burritos.

Location: 820 W Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60607

Hours: 7am-3pm

For more information on Little Goat Diner.

Robert’s Pizza & Dough Co.

Robert’s Pizza & Dough Co.

Neighborhood: Streeterville

We’re neutral here at Bucketlisters, which is why we’re wholeheartedly endorsing a New York-style pizza joint in Chicago. That said, the restaurant offers more than just ‘za in the brunching hours. Choose from the classic omelet or pancakes, or dive into a pile of carbs with the zeppoles or decadent breakfast pizza.

Location: 465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago IL

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm

For more information on Robert’s Pizza & Dough Co.

Neighborhood: Streeterville

We’re neutral here at Bucketlisters, which is why we’re wholeheartedly endorsing a New York-style pizza joint in Chicago. That said, the restaurant offers more than just ‘za in the brunching hours. Choose from the classic omelet or pancakes, or dive into a pile of carbs with the zeppoles or decadent breakfast pizza.

Location: 465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago IL

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm

For more information on Robert’s Pizza & Dough Co.

Land and Lake Kitchen

Land and Lake Kitchen

Neighborhood: Chicago Riverwalk

Located on the ground floor of the LondonHouse Hotel, stepping into Land and Lake Kitchen is like stumbling upon a hidden gem. The restaurant offers brunch classics with elevated elements without feeling intimidating. We’d be remiss if we didn’t discuss the breakfast mac and cheese, which comes with a biscuit and is what dreams are made of.

Location: 81 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm

For more information on Land and Lake Kitchen.

Neighborhood: Chicago Riverwalk

Located on the ground floor of the LondonHouse Hotel, stepping into Land and Lake Kitchen is like stumbling upon a hidden gem. The restaurant offers brunch classics with elevated elements without feeling intimidating. We’d be remiss if we didn’t discuss the breakfast mac and cheese, which comes with a biscuit and is what dreams are made of.

Location: 81 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm

For more information on Land and Lake Kitchen.

3 Arts Club

3 Arts Club

Neighborhood: Gold Coast

Diners come to Chicago’s 3 Arts Club for the vibes and stay for the food. Located on the first level of a Restoration Hardware furniture store in the Gold Coast neighborhood, this spot is a main attraction on its own or a pitstop after a long day of browsing end tables and armchairs. Linger over a coffee and fresh pastry or a power lunch of their shaved salad and a glass of white.

Location: 1300 N Dearborn Pkwy Chicago, IL 60610

Hours: Saturdays 10am-9pm, Sundays 10am-7pm

For more information on 3 Arts Club.

Neighborhood: Gold Coast

Diners come to Chicago’s 3 Arts Club for the vibes and stay for the food. Located on the first level of a Restoration Hardware furniture store in the Gold Coast neighborhood, this spot is a main attraction on its own or a pitstop after a long day of browsing end tables and armchairs. Linger over a coffee and fresh pastry or a power lunch of their shaved salad and a glass of white.

Location: 1300 N Dearborn Pkwy Chicago, IL 60610

Hours: Saturdays 10am-9pm, Sundays 10am-7pm

For more information on 3 Arts Club.

Venteaux Brasserie

Venteaux Brasserie

Neighborhood: River North

This modern French restaurant is designed to emulate French Brasseries both in cuisine and aesthetics. The classic, art deco vibe sets the mood and also nods to the restaurant’s home in the iconic Carbide & Carbon building. From the seafood tower and modern french onion soup to the croissant egg sandwich and duck and waffles, Venteaux Brasserie brings the tradition to the 21st century.

Location: 224 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601

Hours: 7am-3pm daily

For more information on Venteaux Brasserie.

Neighborhood: River North

This modern French restaurant is designed to emulate French Brasseries both in cuisine and aesthetics. The classic, art deco vibe sets the mood and also nods to the restaurant’s home in the iconic Carbide & Carbon building. From the seafood tower and modern french onion soup to the croissant egg sandwich and duck and waffles, Venteaux Brasserie brings the tradition to the 21st century.

Location: 224 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601

Hours: 7am-3pm daily

For more information on Venteaux Brasserie.

Longman & Eagle

Longman & Eagle

Neighborhood: Logan Square

Longman & Eagle is as delicious as it is historic. The Logan Square spot pays homage to Chicago’s rich, historic bar scene. While the food is part of the appeal, Longman & Eagle is tried and true boozy brunch, emphasis on the boozy.

Location: 2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-3pm. Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm

For more information on Longman & Eagle.

Neighborhood: Logan Square

Longman & Eagle is as delicious as it is historic. The Logan Square spot pays homage to Chicago’s rich, historic bar scene. While the food is part of the appeal, Longman & Eagle is tried and true boozy brunch, emphasis on the boozy.

Location: 2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-3pm. Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm

For more information on Longman & Eagle.

Brunch ‘n Burgers

Brunch ‘n Burgers

Neighborhood: Little Italy

Contrary to the name, you’d be hard pressed to find a burger on the brunch menu at Brunch & Burgers. Brunch is all about the eggs and egg-adjacents at this spot. Fortunately, their main menu has a bunch of umami-rich burgers and sammies for your pleasure.

Location: 2255 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612

Hours: Saturday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm

For more information on Brunch ‘n Burgers.

Neighborhood: Little Italy

Contrary to the name, you’d be hard pressed to find a burger on the brunch menu at Brunch & Burgers. Brunch is all about the eggs and egg-adjacents at this spot. Fortunately, their main menu has a bunch of umami-rich burgers and sammies for your pleasure.

Location: 2255 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612

Hours: Saturday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm

For more information on Brunch ‘n Burgers.

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