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9 Breakfast Spots You Have to Try in Chicago

Chicago Restaurants + Bars Insider Guides
by Jennifer Billock Oct 20, 2016

My favorite breakfast place in Chicago (rest its soul) was a great little storefront eatery focusing on homemade corned beef hash. Every day, they’d offer a different specialty hash, all delicious and all inexpensive. I ate there every weekend.

It’s long since closed, but thankfully, breakfast is something the city knows how to do right. Whether it’s my beloved hash, or omelets, or pancakes, or eggs benedict, we’ve got your morning nourishment needs covered.

We may be known for some decidedly dinner foods — Chicago-style pizza and Chicago dogs — but don’t think that means our other meals are just so-so. We mined travelstoke®, a new app from Matador, to bring you this selection of best breakfasts and brunches in Chicago.

1. Bernie’s Lunch and Supper

 Bernie’s Lunch & SupperChicago, United States

2. A Taste of Heaven

 A Taste of HeavenChicago, United StatesA bakery and a café? You can’t go wrong! Try the Durbin Omelette with roasted turkey, pear, and Havarti. You’ll thank us later.

3. Pick Me Up Cafe

 Pick Me Up CafeChicago, United StatesBreakfast, lunch or dinner. Easy, fast, chill vibes and a killer falafel wrap and vegan Mac and cheese. #vegan #cheap-eats #coffee #casual #food

4. Floriole Cafe & Bakery

 Floriole Cafe & BakeryChicago, United StatesGreat baked stuff. Try the stollen. It’s $30 a loaf but so worth it if you like traditional German fruit cakes.

5. Hash House a Go Go

 Hash House a Go GoChicago, United StatesFried chicken benedict. Known for massive portions and not to bad of a bloody either. #cheap-eats

6. West Town Bakery & Diner

 West Town Bakery & DinerChicago, United StatesA Chicago-themed bakery and diner with delicious baked goods. Can’t go wrong.

7. Tre Kronor

 Tre KronorChicago, United StatesScandinavian food plus a French bistro atmosphere equals absolutely delicious breakfast. Plus, it was recently featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

8. Ditka’s Restaurant

 Ditka’s Restaurant ChicagoChicago, United StatesTenderloin sliders were amazing. The Nachos looked great for a happy hour deal too. #fine-dinning

9. Golden Nugget

 Golden NuggetChicago, United StatesIt may be a local chain, but you can get delicious breakfast here any time of day. They’ve been open since 1966; they’re definitely doing it right.

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