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Breakfast recommendations - NW side of Chicago

EvanstonE Feb 8, 2011 12:39 PM

Can anyone recommend a good place for a weekday breakfast on the NW side of Chicago?

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    ferret Feb 8, 2011 05:25 PM

    How do you define NW side?

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    1. re: ferret
      ferret Feb 9, 2011 04:17 AM

      Without waiting for an answer, if you're looking North of Belmont then Victory's Banner or Kitsch'n in Roscoe Village or Tre Kronor on Foster (between Kedzie and Kimball) in North Park for a great Swedish breakfast.

      Tre Kronor
      3258 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

      Victory's Banner Restaurant
      2100 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618

      1. re: ferret
        nsxtasy Feb 9, 2011 05:19 AM

        Also, Orange in Roscoe Village.

      2. re: ferret
        EvanstonE Feb 9, 2011 06:19 AM

        I was actually thinking about the area that's west of Milwaukeem, east of Austin and between Armitage and Roscoe. It's sort of an obscure area, hence the request for recommendations.

        1. re: EvanstonE
          ferret Feb 9, 2011 06:32 AM

          If it's that obscure maybe "NW side" wouldn't be enough of a description? Bongo Room is at the fringes (North and Milwaukee).

          1. re: EvanstonE
            nsxtasy Feb 9, 2011 07:40 AM

            Lula is in the area you describe. As noted, Bongo Room isn't far; neither is Toast or Milk and Honey Cafe.

        2. nsxtasy Feb 8, 2011 03:54 PM

          Good places open during the week for breakfast on the Northwest Side include:

          Bongo Room, in Wicker Park - http://chicago.menupages.com/restaurants/bongo-room/
          Jam, in West Town - www.jamrestaurant.com
          Lula, in Logan Square - www.lulacafe.com
          Toast, in Bucktown - www.toast-chicago.com
          Milk and Honey Cafe, in Wicker Park - www.milkandhoneycafe.com
          Flo, in West Town - www.eatatflo.com

          There are also bakeries (e.g. Alliance Bakery in Wicker Park, www.alliancebakery.com ) which have cafe seating and serve coffee, pastries, and a limited menu of heated foods.

          Check their websites for hours because some of these are closed one day of the week (often Mondays or Tuesdays).

          All of the above are very good indeed, but if I had to recommend only one, it would be Bongo Room, for their creative pancakes, such as their pretzel pancakes with white chocolate caramel sauce. Tip: A standard portion consists of three ENORMOUS pancakes, but they also offer one-third and two-thirds portion sizes at a reduced price. This lets you try more than one kind without going crazy!

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          1. re: nsxtasy
            chicgail Feb 9, 2011 02:13 AM

            Those are all good options, but they are also all south of Belmont. They may not be what the OP means by the Northwest side.

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