Wildberry Pancakes and Café
The Signature Berry Bliss Crepes is one of the best breakfast items I’ve ever had, and Chris really loved the Caramel Apple Pancakes. Put that together with their amazing Wildberry Orange Juice, and it’s pretty much the breakfast of my dreams. The only problem with Wildberry for brunch is they don’t serve alcohol, but their delicious orange juice makes up for it!
Wildberry is extremely popular, so I would suggest getting there as early as possible. You can also use the “No Wait” Yelp app to get in line without having to be there physically.
The Bongo Room
The Bongo Room is known for its pancakes, and Chris was a big fan of his. I opted for spinach flour breakfast burrito, which was both unique and tasty! The next time we’re in Chicago, I want to try the deconstructed lobster roll benedict.
Please note that the South Loop location does not serve alcohol, so if that’s important to you, go to Andersonville or Wicker Park.
We went to The Gage for brunch when friends came to town for a girls’ weekend, and my only regret is not going again! The Gage has it all—great breakfast mixed with plenty of savory choices. I loved their cinnamon buns (made with salted caramel!) and peach bellini. We also decided to go crazy and try their fried pickles, and they definitely didn’t disappoint. The smoked serrano aioli they came with was spectacular. The Gage also has a spectacular location in the South Loop super close to Millennium Park.