Located near the corner of Webster and Halsted, Toast is often praised as the best brunch in Lincoln Park. Savory menu favorites include the chorizo Benedict, served with a lemon truffle hollandaise sauce; the breakfast burrito; and the French toast orgy, stuffed and topped with yogurt, berry granola, fresh fruit, and honey. Toast provides a cozy atmosphere with fewer than 15 tables, so get there on the early side to avoid long waits. Make sure to check out the wasabi bloody mary for an extra kick to get your day started.
Toast, 746 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 935 5600
If a Saturday or Sunday morning scene is your vibe, look no further than Zella weekend brunch. For$35 will get you bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, Miller Lite, and Coors Lite as well as an all-you-can-eat buffet. Get there on the earlier side during the summer months to ensure you get a table. ‘Darty’-goers come out in droves to enjoy the beautiful weather from Zella’s spacious outdoor patio. Menu highlights include mac and cheese, shrimp tacos, bacon, and Fireball.
Zella, 1983 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 549 2910
Nookies Too has established itself as a Chicago institution since its doors first opened in 1982. The laid back atmosphere is perfect for enjoying a meal with family, catching up with friends, or curing a weekend hangover. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the croissant French toast Napoleon, consisting of layers of crispy croissant with vanilla mascarpone and fresh strawberries. If savory is more your jam, go with the Paris benedict: grilled brioche topped with poached eggs, Gruyere cheese, cherrywood-smoked bacon, grilled fresh asparagus, a truffle, and chive cream. Nookies Too serves breakfast all day and is BYOB.
Nookies Too, 2114 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 327 1400