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. Here are some of our favorite Chicagoland restaurants who also serve breakfast classics at the later hours.
- Address: 1260 N. Dearborn 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 and Bagel Plate, Coconut Oatmeal or House Roasted Granola.
Head here for what they’re known for – chicken and waffles – or some other popular items like fried catfish dinner, catfish and waffles, omelets, skillets, sandwiches and salads.
- Address: 5400 W. 127th St., Alsip
Enjoy breakfast all day at this family-friendly spot in the southern suburbs. They offer family-style dining, too. If you’re looking for a yummy breakfast meal, try the cinnamon roll pancakes, banana bread French toast, pecan roll waffle or Nutella crepes.
- Addresses: 2294 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago; 4356 Diversey Ave., Chicago; 6349 N. Clark St., Chicago; 5454 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago
Try an OMG omelette, brioche French toast, skillet or one of their many flavors of pancakes. Some of the pancake flavors include chocolate chip, paradise coconut, Nutella and lemon berry Capone. Crepes and waffles, too.
- Address: 1112 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago
Serving breakfast all day, this casual family restaurant offers quite the selection. You’ll find eggs, bagels (with lox), French toast and more. Or you can go with one of the classic sandwiches!
- Address: 3414 S. Archer Ave., Chicago
Take advantage of the breakfast all day here. Enjoy a hearty meal or one of the award-winning doughnuts. They have skillets, chicken sandwich specialties, croissant sandwiches, stir fry dinners and more.
- Address: 2971 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
This spot is open 24 hours a day. Stop in for breakfast, no matter what time it is. They offer waffles, buttermilk pancakes, French toast, homemade blintzes and plenty of breakfast meats and sides. Wash down your meal with freshly-squeezed orange juice, cranberry juice, apple juice, grapefruit juice or tomato juice.
- Address: 517 N. Halsted 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.
- Address: 95 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine
Families can enjoy a meal at Palatine Inn, where they serve breakfast all day long. Choose from the skillets, omlettes, blintzes, homemade French toast, waffles and crepes.
- Address: 6 E. Chestnut St., Chicago
Tempo Cafe 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.