A Brunch State of Mind: Where to Get The Best Brunch in Chicago

What’s for brunch? That’s perhaps one of the most important questions to ask during the weekend. And in the Windy City, there are plenty of brunch options. Lately, we’ve been hitting the town in search of the latest and greatest best brunch places. Below we’re highlighting some of our best findings, and commenting on the vibe, eats, and the beverages. So get ready to order another round of mimosas as you dine in style at some of the best Chicago restaurants.

#1: Batter & Berries

This Lincoln Park café allows patrons to indulge in their sweet tooth. Featuring a variety of decadent dishes including caramel French toast topped with candied walnuts, caramel sauce, and maple butter – there isn’t anything on this menu that won’t surprise you. In fact, it might even be a bit hard to choose an item to try, which is why they offer a French toast flight in which you can sample them all. On top of that, this restaurant is BYOB for mimosas. So grab a couple bottles of bubbly and get ready to have a sweet-filled Sunday.

#2: Lula Café

If you’re in the mood to try some unique brunch dishes, then Lula Café is the place to go. One of their most popular dishes is cornbread French toast which includes a side of in-season berries, coconut-scented streusel, and sweet corn anglaise. Or you can try another unique dish of fried eggplant chunks, sweet corn kernels, basil, tangy peaches, hard-boiled egg, ricotta salata, and pine nut vinaigrette. As far as drinks go, Lula Café offers their own twist to the classic Bloody Mary. With a huge dining room complete with a bar and outdoor patio, the atmosphere here is a fun, funky vibe.

#3: Tallboy Taco

Looking to get a little festive with some Mexican brunch food this summer? Try Tallboy Taco. It’s here where you can hang out on the patio while devouring steak and egg tacos, huevos rancheros, and old-fashioned churro donuts – all of which are beyond delicious in our opinion. Plus, Tallboy Taco also offers margaritas and build-your-own mimosas, which taste even better in the morning. Located in River North, this taco place is definitely one that you should add to your brunch list.

#4: Gather

This Lincoln Square restaurant offers a laid-back atmosphere. Lounging on the backyard terrace will lead to a menu filled with classic American-brunch dishes including shrimp and grits, flapjacks, chicken and waffles, and much more. Even if you find that the breeze is a little bit cooler than expected, we encourage you to warm up with one of their delicious cocktails.

Choosing any of the above Chicago brunch places will more than satisfy your eggs Benedict or French toast craving. Featuring both classic to new and inventive dishes, each Chicago restaurant has its own unique brunch style. So get ready to paint the town and enjoy all of the above brunch places. Do you have a go-to brunch place that we missed? Tell us in the comments below.


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