Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best breakfast place in Chicago?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best breakfast place in Chicago?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds. One thing that helps tie them all together? Chicago.

With so much collective experience with the city, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions about Chicago to the group.

What is the best breakfast place in Chicago?

“Love the Bongo Room, Pauline’s, Uncommon Ground and M. Henry.” — Carole Kuhrt Brewer, Show Me Chicago

“Kitchn on Roscoe St does bottomless mimosas, so obviously they are the best.” — Kim Cavill, Sex Positive Parent

“Tweet on Sheridan in Uptown (turns into Big Chicks at night)”. — Jayson J Crady, Confessions of a Coffeholic!

“Huck Finns. Three locations on the southside, superior in every way to the Golden Nugget on the northside. Open 24 Hours a day, for the blue collar workers who need a spot after second or 3rd shift, or just high school kids who need somewhere to hang out until curfew. The Becky Thatch is the perfect mix of all the breakfast goodies. The coffee is always perfect diner style. They have cottage cheese and peaches. Bagels. Mushroom and swiss omelet. Insane giant Texas or Alaskan donuts. But the best is the cinnamon roll french toast. So unhealthy and sugary and good. Plus a huge serving for a small price.” — Stephanie Esposito, Chicago Rucks

“Even as a vegetarian I have to say, Shaw’s crab house.” — Lea Grover, Becoming SuperMommy

“Medici’s on 57th Street. Which we’ve lovingly renamed ‘Angry Steve’s’ — since they refused to butter our friend’s English muffin before serving.” — H. Van Howe, Pizza For Breakfast

“Palace Grill on Madison, been there 80 years.” — Joe Imperato, Health Care Mythologies

“Jam ‘N Honey off of Fullerton!” — Morgan Katz, Musings of a Cancer Memoirist

“Hash on Western and Hirsch is pretty great”. — Brian Kremen, ConFIdences

“The best breakfast place? Home. Dress code, menu and hours are not problems.” — Margaret Laing, Margaret Serious

“I love Tempo on Chestnut and State. I have to say that their 2am breakfast crowd might even be larger than their 8am breakfast crowd.” — Amy Litterski, Scribbling of Thoughts

“Tiztal for chilaquiles and oatmeal shakes.. or fresh fruit with strawberry crema if you’re feeling vitamins.” — Amber Martin, Life with a Side of Brownies

“Grandma Sally’s on North Ave. near Harlem.” — Alison Moran, Token Female

“As far as the best breakfast place, I have to say it’s probably my house. My husband makes the best scrambled eggs in the world, and I make biscuits and waffles and pancakes.” — Kerri K. Morris, Cancer Is Not A Gift

“Windy City Cafe at 1062 W. Chicago Ave. The food is delicious but the hours are short (7am-3pm)”. — Sabrina Nixon, Purple Reigns: How to Live a Full Life with Lupus

“Sweet Maple Cafe on Taylor. The food, the owner and the community around it make it feel warm and homey. Despite being a foreigner, I always feel like I am home there.” — Ana Martin Sagredo, Foreign Affairs: Children Edition

“I love Walker Bros Pancake although I think they are only in the suburbs. The apple pancake is the best!” — Susan Schulhof, Looking for the Good

“Ann Sather’s is really the only acceptable answer to this question.” — Angela Soriano, less than perfect

“Danny’s Egghead Diner. Irving just west of Lincoln/Damen. Everything is excellent. Everyone is friendly. Many dishes with Mexican cuisine influence. And right now the weekend lines are not bad, especially since they were closed Sundays for several months. The chilaquiles breakfast dish is out-o-this-world!” — Floyd Sullivan, Waiting4Cubs

“The best breakfast place was the Melrose on Melrose and Broadway. They closed not long ago – but was the best for Sunday brunch, or late nights for pancakes and bacon. The milkshakes….Oh the milkshakes!” — Nina Kushner Vallone, You Know Neen

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