Breakfast near Michigan and Ohio
Sheraton Hotel (a ten-minute walk from you) on lower level has LB Bistro and Patisserie that has a breakfast extravaganza for about $20 pp. They are set up with chef stations and you have as much as you want from all of them---an infinity of crepes, omelets, eggs any way you want, blueberry pancakes, a big display of breakfast pastries (LB is a prize-winning pastry chef), hot cereals, breakfast meats, fruit smoothies, gorgeous parfaits of berries, etc etc. Coffee is extra but they bring a liter pot and leave it on the table, nice.
Another option---Heaven on Seven, Ohio and Rush (so about two blocks from you) has New Orleans brunch on weekends---not sure if also weekdays. Go to Chicago Restaurant Menus to see what's on offer---I remember Shrimp Creole Omelet and Bananas Foster Pecan French Toast.
One more---Elephant & Castle, St Clair and Huron, has an English breakfast complete with bangers, eggs, grilled tomahtoes, baked beans, et al.
Bananas Foster Cafe
1147 W Granville Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
I also see we will be close to Yolk and West Egg Cafe. Any thoughts on these? We have enjoyed Fox & Obel on other visits and am happy to realize we will be walking distance. Just wondering on these as alternatives/change of pace.
West Egg Cafe
620 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611
I ate at Yolk a few months ago, and it didn't come close in quality to Fox & Obel. I am more of a savory breakfast type, so the pancake offerings at Bongo Room and others don't appeal to me as much as the choices do at F&O.
Yolk was good, just not exceptional or memorable in any particular way.
1152 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
You'll find lots of breakfast recommendations in that vicinity in this discussion:
River North Breakfast Ideas - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/693985
For a good bakery, go to Fox & Obel. It's only a few blocks walk, and IMHO they have the very best baked goods in the city. Fox & Obel is our premier gourmet grocery store, with the very best of everything - prepared foods, meats, fish, etc. (They also have a cafe in the rear where you can get anything from a cup of coffee to a complete meal, cooked to order.) They do an outstanding job at breads as well as pastries. My favorites among the breads include their cinnamon swirl rolls (not overly cinnamon-y, using a very rich dough); brioche loaf; rustic bread with pecans and dried apricots (I forget the exact name); croissants; etc. Among the pastries, the selection varies day to day, but they have many things I love, notably their tres leches cake, fruit tarts, etc. www.fox-obel.com