Broker Blog: Top Rated Breakfast Spots in Chicago’s Northern Suburbs

If you feel like you’ve tried all the best breakfast restaurants in your neighborhood, it may be time to take a step outside of the city to find a fresh selection of eateries! Chicago’s Northern suburbs are home to some of Chicagoland’s top-rated breakfast, brunch, and lunch joints. Whether you’re craving dessert waffles, Chilaquiles, or just a classic breakfast platter, there is no shortage of appetizing spots for you to try.

With Fulton Grace’s newest office opening up in Evanston, many of us at FG are excited to explore the local restaurants, shops, and everything the town and surrounding suburbs have to offer!

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Cherry Pit Cafe

808 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015

It’s hard to find classic diners like the Cherry Pit Cafe nowadays! Established in 2016, Deerfield’s Cherry Pit Cafe is the perfect traditional American diner to visit for breakfast or lunch. They serve all the classic dishes you love, along with a unique variety of Mexican-inspired dishesall made from scratch! 

Ovo Frito Cafe

1936 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Ovo Frito Cafe in Evanston serves all your favorites for breakfast, brunch, and lunch! This restaurant was founded by Roberto Flores from Mexico City and Zinnia Iglesias from Belize, Central America. Their unique experiences and cooking styles have melded together to create a delicious and unforgettable dining experience!


Walker Bros. The Original Pancake House

153 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091

Walker Bros. has been a staple in the North Suburbs of Chicago for over 57 years! They are famous for their mouthwatering Apple Pancake, their thick-cut bacon, their freshly squeezed orange juice, and so much more. Walker Bros. has been nationally recognized many times, and has received rankings in USA Today’s “Top Ten Pancake Restaurants in the Nation” and Nation’s Restaurant News’ “#1 for Family Dining.”

Frida’s Breakfast & Lunch

618 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201

Frida’s Breakfast and Lunch in Evanston is the perfect fusion of delicious Mexican cuisine and traditional American breakfast and lunch. Stop in to enjoy some of their most notable dishes like Chilaquiles con bistec, Enchiladas mamacitas, traditional eggs and hash, and more.

Sweet Basil Cafe of Skokie

5203 N Old Orchard Rd, Skokie, IL 60077

This charming family-owned and operated restaurant is a community favorite in Skokie, Illinois, and their other various locations! They have a huge selection of breakfast and lunch classics to choose from like benedicts, skillets, waffles, crepes, pizza, salads, and more. Sweet Basil Cafe prepares all of its food with the freshest ingredients.



Blog By: Melody Rosin  847-650-9395   [email protected]

Raised in Chicago’s South Side, then later raising her own family in Chicago’s North Suburbs, Melody Rosin spent nearly three decades working for United Airlines. Recognizing a need for change, Melody transitioned to real estate. With over 15 years under her belt, you can count on Melody as a seasoned and insightful agent. Among the benefits of the career switch was the ability to face new challenges in the city she has known her entire life. She gets to work with a plethora of individuals all seeking their dream home, especially in and around Evanston.



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