The Belmont Café in Lakeview for Eggs with Bacon

One of the first places I ever ate in Chicago was at Clarkes on Belmont near to the Belmont El Stop (read more here).  I had come up here looking for an apartment and there was an agency just along the road that I had spotted when checking out the area. That place was great…

Eggsperience the breakfast in River North

Eggsperience was one of the first places that I ever had breakfast at in Chicago. I was staying in a hotel just near to the Grand El stop on the Red line while I looked for my first apartment in the City. Over the years I came back here pretty often, sometimes sitting up at the…

IHOP early morning breakfast desperation

Some days missing the train can be a blessing and some days a pain, but on this occasion with the sun shining in the brisk cool air I was happy enough and spotted a IHOP sign in the distance and thought…why not? It is not really somewhere that I would ever have planned to go…

“City Farms” for a quality brunch and breakfast

City Farms Grill is a small cafe that is almost easy to miss, in fact I have walked past several times and thought oh yes I haven’t been there yet, but then forget as it is not on my beaten track. This is a shame as it is a really nice friendly little place to get…

Yolk – Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch – this place does all

I picked this place for brunch mostly due to its proximity to the Chicago Brown Line el station so that I could add another notch onto the project objective. I know that it is part of a small chain, but we just don’t get places like this in the UK.  Maybe we do in London, but…

Marmalade – Great breakfast and brunch

  Marmalade is a great breakfast, brunch, or lunch spot on the corner of Montrose and Damen, about 5 mins walk west of the Montrose brown line at 1969 W. Montrose Ave. The 50 and 78 buses stop right outside too. The owner Gus is very welcoming and you can often see him out an about in…

Pannenkoken Cafe – Dutch pancakes in Lincoln Square

“Is it a pizza?, is it an omelette? no its a Pannenkoken!” “A what?” “A Pannenkoken…oh let them explain, after all they do have a board and I did take a photo of it, and then do a lame ode to Superman to stretch out the blog entry and introduce the photograph” I had a Sausage, Mushroom,…