Best Breakfast Spots in Chicago

 Batter and Berries

This black owned business is a spot you have to support. This intimate storefront is the perfect location for a Sunday breakfast date. The food is simply incredible. Batter & Berries is known for their french toast and it’s clear why. The french toast tastes very light with just the right amount of crisp on the edges. 

Location: Lincoln Park

Parking: Meter (Limited) 

Space: Intimate, Limited, go as soon as they open to beat the crowd.

Decor: Yellow, Bright, Fun 

Fun Fact: They have a new bonus menu every week. It's BYOB.

Prices: $15-20

What I recommend: Strawberry French Toast and 'The traditional' (Pictured above).

 Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe

Wildberry is the perfect spot if you’re downtown doing some early morning shopping. Take a rideshare because finding a park is not common. Because it is DT, it's always crowded. The staff is very good with handling big crowds and speeding up the wait time. Wildberry's signature berry bliss pancakes are definetly worth the wait. Served with fresh berries, Wildberry adds a refreshing twist to a breakfast favorite.

Location:  Water Tower Place, Downtown Chicago

Parking: Meter (Limited)

Space: While there is an upstairs level, it still is small in space. Limited, go as soon as they open to beat the crowd.

Decor: Bright, Chic, Beautiful lights & staircase (pictured above)! 

Prices: $15-20

What I recommend: Signature Berry Bliss 


This is a spot that the whole family can enjoy. With 3 locations throughout the city, Yolk is a very accessible franchise. The lakeview location is very spacious which makes the waiting time brief. I love pancakes (as you can tell) and Yolk does not dissapoint me with their powdered pancakes. Something that stands out about Yolk is their freshly made lemonade. It's delicious! 

Location:  Lakeview 

Parking: Limited, some meters

Space: 1 level spacious 

Decor:  Warm yellow and open

Prices: $15-20

What I recommend: Strawberry and banana pancakes with Strawberry Lemonade