In Chicago, brunch seems to be taken as seriously as its hotdogs and devotion to its sports teams. It’s one of the most important decisions you face on any weekend morning, and with the abounding restaurants Chicago is famous for, it’s imperative that the right choice is made.
With each neighborhood teeming with trendy and hidden gems alike, making a decision on where to brunch can seem overwhelming. But venture west, and you will find that the residents of Wicker Park are well versed in the art of brunch. Any weekend morning you will find locals bustling around the neighborhood with their dogs, kids or gym bags– and an appetite for eggs, pancakes and maybe a cocktail or four.
Here are 3 unrivaled brunch spots in Wicker Park– Check them out!:
1. DOVE’S LUNCHEONETTE – 1545 N. Damen Ave
Located in the heart of Wicker Park, you will find some of the best Mexican and Southern-inspired brunch food in Chicago. With a charming, classic diner vibe, it is a perfect spot for that low-key morning with friends.
2. Mindy’s Hot Chocolate – 1747 N. Damen Ave
Accredited as a staple in the Wicker Park neighborhood, Mindy’s is comfort food at it’s finest. Stop by to try their critically- acclaimed cheeseburger and mac and cheese or choose from their extensive hot chocolate menu and take it to go while walking the 606 which is steps away.
3. The Bongo Room – 1470 N. Milwaukee Ave
Of all the places to wait in line to get your pancake and waffle fix, this spot is well worth it. With a menu promising “Chocolate Tower French Toast” and “Oreo Banana Flapjacks,” you won’t want to miss this legendary brunch spot.