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Before Chicagoans go to work every day, they enjoy a hearty, healthy breakfast. Here are ten of the best breakfast places in Chicago, so you can start your day like a real Chicagoan.


FARE is one of the newest and best places for breakfast in Chicago, and they aim to be a “retreat in the loop offering healthy and satisfying bowls, toasts, baked goods and coffee."

Batter & Berries is a cozy, intimate spot for upgraded versions of breakfast classics, like their extremely popular French Toast Flight.

Beatrix will start your day right with heart-healthy, and delicious, options, served in a hip, casual environment.

The Breakfast Club and Grill – the very name says it all. It's a great place for breakfast.

Café Con Leche provides a substantial – and sometimes lightly piquant – selection of breakfast items, many with South of the Border spiciness.

Ann Sather

Ann Sather is a name synonymous with breakfast in Chicago; you want one of their classic cinnamon rolls, you really do.

Daley’s Restaurant opened in 1892, and they been serving their simple and satisfying breakfast meals ever since. Highly recommended: Corned Beef Skillet.

Do-Rite Donuts has a few locations around the city, and they make their famous donuts in small batches; they are simply superb, as are the eclairs and other freshly baked items.

Eggy’s Diner just sounds like the place to get a traditional, All-American breakfast, and it is, thought there are some specialties on the menu, like Florentine Crepes and New York French Toast.

Flo Café & Bar in Pulaski Park has gained a reputation for being *the* place for breakfast, with all the favorites plus a few house specials, many in the New Mexican tradition, like the sopapillas with house-made chorizo, potatoes and cheddar cheese.