Hidden behind a tree at the intersection of West Taylor and South Loomis Street, Stax Café is a relatively new breakfast gem whose staff lives, breathes, and celebrates breakfast with their fresh organic produce, coffee, and freshly squeezed juice. Their gigantic menu can seem intimidating. However, the only thing you have to remember to order are the delicious bacon chocolate chip pancakes. These cakes are sweet, salty, and ooze with chocolatey goodness.
Stax Café, 1401 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 733 9871
With a goal to create a high-quality, quick-dining experience, Hashbrowns Café opened their doors to the residents of Little Italy in November 2005. They serve a lot of hash browns, but they also serve a variety of egg sandwiches, pancakes, waffles, and omelets. However, if you’re feeling bold, just order a variety of their sweet hash browns because they’re just that good.
Hashbrowns Café, 731 W. Maxwell Street, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 226 8000
The concept for Yu Crepes was developed in the ‘Old World’ where three friends lived but didn’t know one another. Once they left the Balkans, they moved to Chicago, met one another, and came up with the idea of blending European recipes with American ingredients. Their thin, buttery crepes are filled and folded with a variety of ingredients such as ham, asparagus, cheese, and Hollandaise sauce, making you wish you could take one last bite at the end of each meal.
Yu Crepes, 917 South Miller Street, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 477 6623
In 1907, the Allis Family built a gorgeous building featuring a space for people to come together for a quick coffee and pastry break. Their collection of art around the lounge and bar area makes it a perfect place for reflection and tranquility.
The Allis, 113-125 N. Green Street, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 521 8000