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Brunch in Chicago

It’s Friday night and we finally saw the sun here in Chicago today.  Even though it was only 40 degrees it was beautiful – it was so good to soak up a little Vitamin D! It has been so dark and gloomy here this winter it makes staying home and getting cozy the only thing you want to do.  After being out in the sun today it started making me think of spring and making plans –the hibernation months are coming to an end.  What popped into my head was going out to brunch on the weekends.

Who doesn’t love a good brunch?  We have so many great brunch options here in Chicago – with quite a few having the bottomless Bloody Mary or mimosa on the menu!  There are quite a few different areas in Chicago so i am just going to start with one section of the city for today. There are several different neighborhoods spread across the northwest side of Chicago with quite a few restaurants nestled into the area.  

A great brunch option in the Edison Park Neighborhood on a Sunday is Cafe Touche!  They have a great brunch on Sunday’s that also offers the bottomless Bloody Mary and mimosa option.  The cost of the drinks is $14 for unlimited and then the price of your meal (it is order of the menu brunch).  The food here has always been excellent with a great atmosphere.

If we move over to the Portage Park neighborhood there is a small neighborhood bistro that serves brunch on both Saturday and Sunday.  The bistro is named after a typical Chicago word “Frunchroom” – as stated on their website this is the slang word used in Chicago for the front room or living room.  This is very reasonably priced at around $8-$10 for the different brunch options. This is a BYOB restaurant so if you want something bottomless you will have to bring it yourself.

Over in the Edgebrook neighborhood they have the Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club with a small brunch menu.  I have not been here but looks like a great place to try. Prices for the brunch portion of the menu are not listed but the rest of the menu is very reasonably priced.

Chief O’Neills is in the Avondale neighborhood and has brunch on both Saturday and Sunday with a build your own Bloody Mary bar!!  This is your traditional buffet brunch and has both sweet and savory options with a made to order omelet station. The pricing is $22 or adults and $12 for children under 12.   This is one of my favorite places to go for brunch. Especially during the summer where they have a very large area for outdoor seating.

So for the 2 restaurants i mentioned above that i have been to (Cafe Touche and Chief O’Neills) give them and try and let me know what you think!  For the other brunch restaurants i am hoping to give them a try over the next few months. If you have been there and have a recommendation let me know!  Always love a good brunch place so would love to hear any recommendations you have in the Chicago land area.

Looking forward to the end of hibernation season and getting back out into the world and doing things!  What are your favorite things to do? I would love to hear them!

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