The Original Pancake House is a longtime Gold Coast staple. Its brunch is classically American, and the location is very comfortable and homey. It is known for its Dutch baby, a traditional German treat baked in a skillet and served with fruit and maple syrup. It closely resembles a pancake, but taken to the next level. The menu also includes classic brunch fare like eggs cooked any style, chocolate pancakes, and eggs Benedict. This joint is sure to have something for everyone.
Original Pancake House, 22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL, USA +1 312 642 7917
While you might know The Pump Room as that place you got cocktails with your friends on Saturday night, you might not know about how great the food is, especially brunch. The menu is small, but it’s sure to transport you right back to your childhood Saturday morning breakfasts. There are delectable PB&J donuts, a toad in a hole (a fried egg cooked in the center of a piece of bread), and a gorgeous challah French toast. It’s all your childhood favorites, with an adult spin. The Pump Room also has spectacular cocktails to pair with your brunch.
Pump Room, 1301 N State St, Chicago, IL, USA +1 312 229 6740