Rise and shine: 15 mighty breakfast venues where you can start your day in Lakeview, Chicago

by Carrie Bradon | Dec. 4, 2017, 1:17am |

Lakeview's diners, cafés, and cantinas range from down-home American to all kinds of sophisticated fare.

Good grits ‘n’ gravy! Whether eggs poached to perfection, fancy French toast or an ordinary omelette, your breakfast desire is Lakeview’s pleasure, with local eateries providing everything from Scandinavian and Mexican cuisine to delectable Parisian pastries.

The neighborhood’s diners, cafés, and cantinas range from down-home American to all kinds of sophisticated fare for breakfast, brunch or a leisurely cup of java. You can find a variety of venues from cozy to chic to suit your “taste” and budget; satisfy personal preferences with hearty portions or vegan and gluten-free choices; chow down on biscuits, and sip mimosas, all right in Lakeview.

Here are 15 mighty breakfast and brunch spots in Lakeview, Chicago. 

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Mortar and Pestle

3108 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 857-2087
Mortar and Pestle is a great choice for breakfast or brunch, serving up hip dishes, such as poached eggs and avocado toast in a lovely setting. 

Essencia Urban Kitchen

3351 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 472-8553
This Mexican restaurant specializes in especially yummy breakfast and brunch options and opens at 8 a.m. every day but Tuesday.

Southport Grocery & Cafe

3552 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 665-0100
Southport Grocery is a unique and favorite breakfast and brunch place for those in Lakeview, Chicago, or those just passing through. Stuffed French Toast, Gluten Free Pancakes and Chicken and Grits are just a few available dishes.

The Flower Flat

620 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 697-3682
This quaint cafe meets event venue is the perfect place for a latte and pastry, an omelette or colorful plate of fruit beneath the lovely artwork on the walls.

Sam & George's

3000 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-4025
Sam & George's is an affordable, old-school diner with yummy food and a casual feel. 

Ann Sather Restaurant

3415 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 305-0024
Ann Sather is a Scandinavian-themed breakfast and brunch spot, serving up nicely presented and generous-sized portions.

Maison Parisienne

3307 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 904-0777
Charming on the inside and the food is delicious; Maison Parisienne crafts authentically tasty and beautiful pastries.

Horizon Cafe

3805 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 883-1565
Horizon Cafe offers great portions and flavors for a good price.

Hutch American Cafe

3301 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-1155
Hutch serves everything from breakfast and brunch to traditional American food. Nice presentation goes well with Hutch's famous blood orange mimosas.

Stella's Diner

3042 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 472-9040
Stella's is a good old American diner, offering foodie renditions of traditional breakfast dishes. 

Pick Me Up Cafe

3408 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-6613
Pick Me Up Cafe will do just what they claim to do. They specialize in yummy breakfast entrees and vegan options too!

The Biscuit Man

1612 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 665-8210
The Biscuit Man is far from pretentious, as this cozy spot will make you feel right at home, but that doesn't mean that the chef doesn't enjoy showing off by preparing culinary brilliance.

Crosby's Kitchen

3455 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 883-2525
Crosby's celebrates food through their masterful preparation and presentation of breakfast and brunch favorites, as well as house specialties.

Kanela Breakfast Club

3231 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-1622
Kanela's offers wonderful breakfast dishes with a new twist, such as the Pork Belly Benedict and the Red Velvet French Toast.

The Crepe Shop

2928 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 857-0018
The Crepe Shop serves an array of both sweet and savory crepes that customers keep coming back for.

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