Best brunch in Chicago

The 7 Best Brunch Spots In Chicago

Nothing beats meeting up at the weekend with friends for some food and drinks, so we wanted to pick out the best Chicago brunch spots. The foodie scene in this beautiful city has been exploding in recent years and brunch is a prime example of that.

From perfect eggs to great coffee and cocktails, there is something on this list for every type of brunch lover.

So, grab your friends, work up an appetite and get ready to eat in one of the very best Chicago brunch spots… Is it the weekend yet?!

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1. Lula Cafe

Lula Cafe recently celebrated their 20th anniversary and it isn’t hard to see how they have been such a success for so long. They don’t serve up any ordinary brunch here. This is truly a once in a lifetime meal that you will be thinking about for weeks to come. A small, tight menu packed full of originality and flair.

An example is their fried sunchokes with charred Chinese broccoli, garlic and soft boiled egg (pictured below).


This is a BYOB restaurant serving Brunch daily 8am-4pm where the room is always buzzing and the food terrific.

The really knock it out of the park when it comes to Eggs Benedict, which when served with their fried potatoes is an absolute delight. Prepare to have your taste buds blown by all dishes on the menu!

3. Atwood

A super stylish and welcoming venue right in the heart if the city that always serves up a truly special experience. When it comes to brunch however, they take things up another notch.

They serve all the classics as well as dishes like biscuits and gravy and a truly great burger. For the full experience do make sure to order one of their great house cocktails.

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4. Summer House Santa Monica

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighbourhood. Summer House is an escape to the warmth and laid-back vibes of the West Coast complete with beach house décor.

During the warmer months you can make use of their beautiful retractable glass ceiling.

Their brunch menu is an absolute delight with innovative cooking and the best of produce used. There is a perfect balance of healthy dishes, as well as some lovely treats if you want to push the boat out a little.

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They place lots of emphasis on sourcing the best produce available and doing so wherever possibly from local producers.

Many of their egg dishes come served in skillets, which gives them that piping hot wholesome taste. There’s so much to choose from on the menu, but their waffles and pancakes are hard to ignore.

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6. The Whale

The Whale is one of the most stylish venues you will ever walk into, and their menu is every bit as spectacular as the decor.

You’ll find lots of the classic brunch dishes here and all come served in massive portions so do bring an appetite. Sitting outside here on the terrace eating brunch in the warm weather is one of the top things to do in Chicago.

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7. Over Easy Café

Over Easy offers a wide variety of unique breakfast, lunch and brunch options each with their own delicious twist. As well as superb food, their coffee and service is second to none.

From the signature Sassy Eggs to the ever-popular Banana Spiked French Toast, there is something to fit your mood.

Fancy something a little different? Check out The 7 Best Pizzas In Chicago

Big 7 Travel Team