Bakery serving house-made croissants and chimney cakes, a Hungarian-Romanian confection of pastry dough wrapped around a spindle, brushed with oil and sugar, baked, and rolled in various toppings.
Cuban cafe welcome on a restaurant-poor stretch of Clybourn.
Lincoln Square banh mi shop.
Rogers Park coffee shop serving Ethiopian specialties in addition to breakfast, sandwiches, salads, and smoothies.
Sprawling modern Chinese restaurant with five private rooms in addition to the two bustling main dining rooms.
Tamalera Alicia Romero's Mexican restaurant and tamale stand; it's BYO and cash only.
Cuban restaurant in Lincolnwood; it's BYO for now with a liquor license in the works.
Coffee shop in the former Charmers Cafe, serving light breakfast and brunch fare and house-made charcuterie. BYO.
CLOSED. Creative spreads, salads, and sandwiches from a brother-and-sister team.
Ritzy "global comfort food" in the Fairmont Hotel.
Lakeview coffeehouse offering fresh, small-batch-roasted manual-drip coffee as well as espresso and its variants.
Top-notch sandwich shop where the words "local," "seasonal," and "sustainable" have real meaning.
Coffee shop in the former Ventrella's Caffee; there's still sorbet and artisanal gelato in addition to panini, soups, salads, and sandwiches.
Morgan Park soul food restaurant from a Hurricane Katrina refugee.
Tiny bakery-cafe in the Lillstreet Art Center. Proceeds help provide meals for the homeless.
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