We’re in the middle of winter and admittedly, I’ve hit a bit of a writing slump. The beautiful snow has left the city and all we’re left with is gloomy skies and below freezing temperatures. Yes, less than inspirational here.
Whenever I find it hard to sit down and write, I gravitate toward writing something I’m passionate about. There’s nothing I’m more passionate about than breakfast foods.
My favorite day to get brunch is Saturday, like the rest of the young, millennial women in the world. I always consider a bacon and egg breakfast sandwich a proper way to reward myself for making it through the week. Weekday brunch is even MORE special to me because it happens so rarely. It’s a moment to be trulu savored.
This all being said, I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite spots to brunch this winter. I know this is likely a highly controversial topic, so no worries, there will be more than one part for this topic! And, I’d love to hear a few of your suggestions of what you would like to see featured. So here it goes…
- Over Easy – Lincoln Square
It wasn’t until a dear friend of mine introduced me to Over Easy that I saw exactly how wonderful it is. Yes, if you go on a weekend you will have to wait, but it is OH SO WORTH IT. The service is always super friendly and I can’t say I’ve ever had anything bad there. The Banana Spiked French Toast is my absolute favorite, and this is coming from a savory brunch fan!
- Fannie’s – Portage Park
My absolute favorite neighborhood spot is simply delicious. Fannie’s Café is a cute spot that’s off the beaten path but loved by so many. Try the breakfast sandwich with bacon, you won’t be sorry! Their Sunday all-you-can-eat brunch is a dream come true. They also sell handmade goods from local sellers in the area. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing morning if you’re visiting Chicago.
- The Winchester – Ukrainian Village
At one point, we were #blessed to live on the same block as this fabulous restaurant. The food is delicious and just enough for a weekend brunch. Whereas some portions fulfill both lunch and dinner, this is perfectly sized for whatever you want to take on that day. The quiche is my personal favorite, though I know my husband is a huge fan of their seasonal waffles! The minimalistic décor will leave you feeling cozy and warm all day long!
- Revolution Brewery – Logan Square
Let me set the record straight by saying that my Grandpa makes the best biscuits and gravy in the world, period. However, if I need my fix ASAP… I head to Revolution Brewery in Logan Square. Their biscuits and gravy are my favorite yet in the city. (Though I know Bang Bang Pie’s are delicious as well) This pairs well with a beermosa, which is a fun alternative if you’re a beer drinker!
- Milk & Honey Café – Wicker Park
If you want a no fuss, but tasty breakfast, Milk & Honey is the place to be. Their specials are always great, but surprisingly enough, my top pick here is the granola. They make it in-house and it’s yummy over yogurt and fruit. Milk & Honey is in a great location so, once you’re done with your brunch, it’s easy to explore this trendy area!