Experts agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why not have it twice? If you don’t want to cook it yourself (who can blame you?), there are plenty of restaurants that’ll cater to your breakfast craving in the evening. A bonus if you opt for breakfast for dinner: typically, even the pickiest children will eat pancakes and French toast.
A perfect option for a quick and casual dinner, this modern gourmet storefront has great sandwiches, scramblers, acai bowls and avocado toast. We’re big fans of their Sunny Side Up Huevos Rancheros Tostadas.
33 S. Wabash Ave., & 225 N. LaSalle St., Chicago
A charming European-inspired cafe nestled in River West, just steps from the Blue Line Grand stop, you’ll find a variety of signature breakfast items. Iguana is best known for its crepes, which can be served up with a healthy (wheat or gluten-free) spin.
517 N. Halsted St., Chicago
The brainchild of the first female Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard, Little Goat is a staple on Randolph street in the West Loop. From hearty dishes like Smoked Corn Beef Hash to the to-die for Ooey-Gooey Cinnabun, Little Goat will leave you stuffed and wanting more.
820 W. Randolph St., Chicago
Located inside The Virgin Hotel, Miss Ricky’s is a great breakfast-for-dinner option if you find yourself in The Loop. The trendy café elevates the traditional breakfast with signature dishes like Smashed Avocado Toast and a Vanilla Bean Yogurt Parfait.
The Virgin Hotel, 203 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago
Tempo Café is the perfect combination of a standard diner and quaint eatery. It can be argued that no one does eggs better than Tempo, which features them in so many variations. Choose from a fluffy 5-Egg Omelet, Eggs Florentine, Eggs Benedict, an Egg Scrambler and more.
6 E. Chestnut St., Chicago
The oldest café in the Gold Coast, 3rd Coast doesn’t necessarily have any bells and whistles, but what makes them special is the fact that their breakfast is delicious. Enjoy staple dishes (omelets, scones) or opt for something you can’t get elsewhere like a Norwegian Lox & Bagel Plate, Coconut Oatmeal or House Roasted Granola.
1260 N. Dearborn St., Chicago
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