Founded by a couple of U. of C. grads and located in the Experimental Station, this environmentally conscious "cafe and social center" offers a small menu of soup, salads, and sandwiches, all served in biodegradable materials; all food waste at the cafe is composted. It's also a used bookstore and hosts events like cooking classes, a monthly supper, and a new Wednesday avant-garde jazz night, when it's BYO. It's now offering a brunch buffet on Sundays.
Breakfast, lunch, and brunch place from two grads of the French Pastry School, offering creative, bacon-centric takes on items ranging from frittatas and French toast to sandwiches and soups.
Breakfast-and-lunch spot featuring specialty French toast, deconstructed omelets, and salads, wraps and sandwiches. BYO mimosa bar.
Andersonville location of the brunch-and-lunch spot.
Sustainably minded breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot.
This Bucktown coffeehouse offers sandwiches, salads, specialty drinks, and pastries, including some made by the owner's mother. Hours are Monday-Friday 6 AM-8 PM, Saturday 7 AM-8 PM.
Farm-to-table breakfast, salads, and sandwiches.
Counter-service cafe best for quick salads, sandwiches, or pizza.
Michigan Avenue location of the ubiquitous Lettuce Entertain You sandwich shop and bakery.
Mexican-influenced breakfast-and-lunch spot in the former Alps East.
Classic greasy spoon with counter-only seating and a big after-bar crowd.
Twenty-five-year-old neighborhood restaurant that's now hosting Dodo at Dino's on the weekends, featuring brunch from chef Kim Dalton, formerly of Dodo Cafe.
Calumet Park breakfast-and-lunch counter.
City location of a suburban minichain, open 24/7 Thursday through Saturday.
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