Chicago Brunch Bites: Table, Donkey and Stick and Cafe Creme
(Table, Donkey and Stick. Credit: Matt Sussman)
The latest addition to the LM Restaurant Group portfolio is a real heartwarmer. Cafe Creme is a casual cafe and bakery in Bucktown serving up breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch, along with a melange of baked goods and breads. The chef behind the whoelsome French wares is Matt DuBois, former chef de cuisine at EL Ideas. Dishes include griddle cakes with blueberry-ginger jam and thyme syrup; a Brie sandwich with apple and pear spiced compote; and gazpacho made with watermelon, red pepper, romesco, basil, and olive oil. Cafe Creme will also be serving up their versions of cronuts, dubbed crognets. The croissant/beignet hybrid will be available in classic form, or filled with pastry cream.
- Matt Kirouac