You know us. Yeah sure we can list every restaurant and bar in Wicker
Park & Bucktown that offer brunch. But what we really like to offer
our viewers is the best in the neighborhood. So we asked you about your
favorite place for brunch in Wicker park or Bucktown and the feedback
we got was phenomenal. There are a number of tasty options out there and
each offers something a little different. Not only are there great
brunch options available, there's a very good chance you'll find exactly
what you're looking for right here because there is such a variety. And
with all of these options available, there's no reason to wait in line
on a Saturday or Sunday morning.
A very big "thank you" to everyone who participated. If you missed
the poll, not a problem. Just provide a comment below and let us know
about your favorite. In the interim, have a great time at brunch -- and tell 'em we sent you.
Bangers & Lace
1670 W. Division Street - Wicker Park
Brunch 11am -3pm
Looking for a very different twist on the traditional Sunday brunch? Try
Bangers & Lace. The late night spot opens early on the weekend to
serve sausage pancakes and hash as well as the Benedict: a favorite
featuring eggs, sausage, bacon all sitting on top of brioche for $8.00.
We also wanted to add 4 very special words: Build Your Own Biscuit.
Yep...and delicious. This gets 2 very hearty thumbs ups from all of the
foodies out there.
Our viewers tried most of the menu, however, and loved it all.
Special note: the gravy fries ...delish. Favorites on the menu beyond
just brunch included the deviled eggs, black truffle/white cheddar
grilled cheese and brioche corn-battered Vienna hot dog. Don't forget
the Bloody Marys.
2211 W. North Avenue - Bucktown
Sunday 9am – 4pm
Friendly and comfortable Birchwood Kitchen offers a great atmosphere,
terrific attentive service and excellent food. The brunch menu may not
be as expansive as other neighborhood establishments but there is a
variety to choose from. And the prices are reasonable.
Choices range from the Breakfast Sandwich (vegetable frittata,
cheddar, grilled focaccia, roasted potatoes, petit salad) to Quiche to
Belgian waffles to Salad to Steak and Eggs + more. You may also want to
try the Croque Vert - seasonal vegetables and cheese on sourdough topped
with fried eggs and served with a petite salad.
If you’re looking for a comfortable and casual brunch spot with good food and excellent coffee, this just may be your place.
The Bongo Room
1470 N. Milwaukee Avenue - Wicker Park
Sunday Hours 9am- 2:30pm.
Super cozy with a diner feeling, the best advice I can give is to get
there early. Lines of people are usually forming down Milwaukee Avenue
early on the weekends. The food is good --- and original. Pancakes are a
favorite here and they range from carrot cake with vanilla bean sauce
to cranberry...or even white macadamia ! The standard fare: Omelettes,
eggs, french toast are also available. Always good but very busy on
1616 N. Damen - Bucktown
Sat - Sun: 9am - 3pm
Feast is well-known for their fresh food and variety of delicious
options and brunch is no different! Yes, the traditional pancakes are
available but there’s so much more. Eggs are the primary focus with
build-your-own-omelettes, the grand slam breakfast (eggs, sausage,
potatoes + toast). For non-traditional brunch-lovers, why not try the
eggs portobello (two poached eggs with spinach and oven roasted tomatoes
over a breaded portobello mushroom with hollandaise sauce + feast
potatoes) or the crab benedict two poached eggs and crab cakes over
jalapeno cheddar corn bread with chipotle hollandaise + feast potatoes.
1747 N. Damen Avenue
(773) 489- 1747
Hot Chocolate's brunch includes treats like sweets and warm
doughnuts, fresh ricotta & eggs, smoked fish, cheddar melts,
buttermilk pancakes, steak and eggs, quiche and much much more. Also
available are salads, granola and fruit plates. For a new and fresh
twist on your old favorites, be sure to stop by. And don't forget the
hot chocolate. It is truly not to be missed.
1825 W. North Avenue - Wicker Park
For something completely different, put a Mexican spin on your Saturday
(or Sunday) morning brunch. Tucked away on North Avenue, Las Palmas is a
favorite of the neighborhood and one of Wicker Park & Bucktown's
best kept secrets. For starters, how about two eggs sunny-side up
smothered in salsa ranchera and served with
refried black beans, rice, avocado, crema Mexicana & warm tortillas?
Not a bad start to the day. Many many brunch options wait for you. The
brunch menu is right here: Brunch.
Letizia's Natural Bakery
2144 W. Division Street - Wicker Park
First of all, you have to love the fact that Letizia's wesbite is
superyummy.com. That being said, Letizia's is one of Wicker Park's best
kept secrets. Off the beaten path on the West end of Division, you might
miss it if you don't know it's there. And if you're looking for fresh
natural ingredients, head to Letizia's. You'll also find a full espresso
bar, pastries, muffins, panini and more. In the Summer, the patio in
the back is like an oasis. For hours and more
Milk & Honey
1920 W. Division - Wicker Park
One of the earlier brunch spots in the neighborhood, you head to Milk
& Honey at 8am on Saturday or Sunday and brunch is open until
2:00pm. What can you expect to find at Milk & Honey? Buttermilk
granola pancakes, orange brioche French Toast with almonds, scrambled
egg burritos or smoked salmon on a toasted bagel. Those are just the
starters. There are many more optins, fresh juice and you won't break
the bank at $7 or less. The full Brunch Menu.
1846 W. Division Street - Wicker Park
Quickly becoming a neighborhood favorite, Prasino was almost immediately
voted as a neighborhood favorite for brunch. This eco-friendly hotspot
features organic and locally-sourced food when available. The brunch
menu is unconventional and not your traditional Sunday morning breakfast
and eggs. Here you'll find lobster stuffed avocados with mango salsa,
chili beurre fondue or the honey chicken salad sandwich – arugula,
grapes, pecans, celery, honey yogurt dressing, pretzel croissant. For
breakfast, you'll also find gluten-free pancakes. For the full brunch
menu: Prasino Brunch.
1656 W. Cortland - Bucktown
This small little neighborhood gem is tucked away on Cortland Avenue
far away from the beaten path and hectic pace of North, Damen and
Milwaukee. For those looking for a quiet respite in the heart of the
city, the Riverside Cafe is for you. The large patio is very private.
The Sunday brunch is a huge spread of about 50+ items were you'll find:
fruit, eggs, pierogis, pancakes, cereal, steak and so much more. The
regular menu is not available but this is a great deal (and a great deal
of food) for $12.95 a person.
Riverside is cash only.
2152 N. Damen Avenue - Bucktown
Sunday Brunch Hours: 10am - 2pm
Seasonal and locally sourced food reigns supreme here at The Bristol.
What can you expect on a Sunday? Mimosas, Bloody Mary's and large menu
with a lot of variety. A few items to get you thinking about heading to
The Bristol this Sunday: glazed doughnuts and maple sausage. Those are
just for starters. Once you head to the heart of brunch, you'll find
buttermilk pancakes, house made biscuits with a poached egg, braised
pork chilaquiles with fried egg, eggs benedict with smoked ham &
mustard hollandaise and much much more. The full menu is right here: Bristol Brunch.
1840 W. North Avenue
The Southern has quickly become know for its outstanding brunch and
amazing Bloody Marys. Although a bar, The Southern is a true contender
for great food in the neighborhood. On Sunday morning, try the fried
chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, chicken and biscuits or eggs
sardou. Our viewers give this Sunday morning hot spot a great rating
and it has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. The word everyone
uses to describe The Southern Brunch: delicious.
Have a favorite who's not included? Let us know. We're happy to add them.