12 of the Best Chicago Brunches

Brunch: a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch. Also, everyone’s favorite weekend festivitie.

Maybe its the fact that we get to sleep in or that its perfectly acceptable to day drink, whatever the reason any excuse to meet with friends and enjoy brunch is the best kind of meal. The act of brunching has only grown in popularity. If you are in the Chicago area here are some must try brunches.


Breakfast, lunch & brunch spot known for American comfort food with a twist & bakery carryout.  m.henry offers globally inspired, new american style cooking. we prepare all our food from the finest natural and seasonal ingredients available, using locally produced & organic products whenever possible.

In their kitchen they embrace the healthiest cooking methods in creating each dish. at the same time, they recognize that life is also about maintaining a balance. with that in mind, you’ll find both healthful and delightfully rich items side by side on the m.henry menu, it’s what they call, chow for now. 

5707 N. Clark Chicago, Il 60660 | website

Brunch (Chicago)

American brunch spot serving breakfast, soups, salads, sandwiches & cocktails in a loft like setting. Serving traditional and seasonal organic entrees in the River North neighborhood. BRUNCH features fresh takes on traditional brunch fare, Intelligentsia coffee & espresso, a full bar, and private board room space that seats up to 12! We offer plenty of vegetarian and vegan options to keep everyone full and satisfied.

Don’t have time to sit down? Visit their barista stand for grab ‘n go service for those working lunches.

644 N Orleans St, Chicago, IL 60654 | website

Lula Cafe 

Inventive, market-driven food in a casual, funky space that hosts an especially popular brunch.  They serve a brunch that is casual, simple yet sophisticated, with ingredients like fresh farm eggs and porridges made from cornmeal ground at a local mill.

2537 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 | website

The Publican

An homage to oysters, pork and beer, The Publican’s eclectic menu is inspired by simple farmhouse fare in a space evocative of a European beer hall. Chef-Partner Paul Kahan, Executive Chef Cosmo Goss and Chef de Cuisine Jacob Saben have developed a network of purveyors to supply the restaurant with hand-selected and sustainably-raised fish, seafood and pork.

837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 | website

Big Jones

They feature Southern heirloom cooking with a focus on sustainability grown heritage and heirloom crops and livestock, sustainable seafood, and historic receipts from the Southern culinary literature. Chef & co-owner Paul Fehribach’s vision is grounded deeply in the rich and diverse heritage that is the Southern kitchen, using the ark of history to bring you food that is as refined as it is down-home satisfying.

5347 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640 | website


Beatrix is a neighborhood restaurant, coffeehouse and meeting place located in Chicago’s River North. Chef partners Susan Weaver, Rita Dever and John Chiakulas have created a menu inspired by food made in Lettuce’s test kitchen.

519 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654 | website


When you walk into Gather, you walk into their home. With their friendly and knowledgeable staff, open kitchen design and approachable wine list, they’ve created an atmosphere perfect for celebrating every day. They offer a weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday!

4539 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 | website

Batter & Berries

Batter & Berries is the epitome of fresh offering enticing meals with contemporary twists.  Their mission is to provide a comfortable setting for friends and family or those just looking for a phenomenal meal that puts a twirl on your traditional breakfast and lunch outing. You can expect everything fresh at Batter & Berries, including their homemade baked pastries.

2748 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 6061 | website


Nana is driven to source the finest ingredients from local farms and certified organic vendors, suppliers, and craftsmen who meet and maintain USDA organic standards in an effort to develop a seasonal and approachable food & drink menu that is grounded in American cuisine but also has Latin American, Mexican, and Spanish influences.

Nana is also committed to providing guests with friendly and attentive service in a clean, warm, and rustic dining environment. As a family-owned and -operated business, nana strives to give back to the community through various philanthropic initiatives and partnerships.

3267 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608 | website

Bongo Room

Their original concept was simple and still remains the same: to serve fresh, seasonal Breakfast and Brunch food in a unique way. While the idea took some time to develop, within a year our customers’ feedback was fantastic. In fact, a few of the original items remain on the menu to this day – the Breakfast Burrito, Croissant Sandwich and Vegetarian Croissant Sandwich are as popular now as they were then. Their seasonally changing pancakes and french toast creations continue to draw in new customers, tourists, and die-hard fans alike.

1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 | website

BOHO – Bohemian House

Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood at State and Illinois (11 W. Illinois), Bohemian House captures the lighthearted and carefree essence of Bohemian culture. Exposed brick walls and wood timber, eclectic décor, warm earth tones and soft lighting set the backdrop for a comfortable and sociable dining experience.

11 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654 | website

Bite Cafe 

Funky neighborhood BYOB featuring hearty American comfort food & vegetarian eats in a rustic room.  The BYOB trend is ever popular and this is the place to try it.  They also offer a delicious brunch on the weekends!

1039 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 | website

Brunch is a bonding experience. It’s an activity shared with friends to unwind before the start of another hectic week. These are great options whether you’re looking for an excuse to day drink or just get together with friends and family.  Enjoy!

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