Lincoln Park's Favorite Breakfast Locale

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you are working, studying or running a business, you must not forget to eat a breakfast because it is the meal that will give you energy for the whole day. Breakfast is an excellent occasion to eat together as a family when possible. Establishing good breakfast habits in childhood and maintaining them throughout adolescence may be an important factor in reducing the prevalence of breakfast skipping and developing good eating habits that last a lifetime.

Breakfast also restores glucose levels, an essential carbohydrate that is needed for the brain to function. Many studies have shown how eating breakfast can improve memory and concentration levels and it can also make us happier as it can improve mood and lower stress levels. In studies amongst children, breakfast can improve attainment, behavior and has been linked to improved grades. Just like any other organ in the body, the brain needs energy to work at it's best.

Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast - that's where its name originates, breaking the fast! Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the car with no petrol!

Living in Lincoln Park will make your life easy in looking for the best restaurant that offers breakfast. The best locale in the town. Here is the top 7 best restaurant that you can try and eat during your busy days.

ETA Restaurant + Bar

ETA + Restaurant and Bar has two private dining rooms that offer unique settings for private breakfasts, lunches, receptions and dinners. The Pullman Room and the Dining Car can each accommodate up to 50 guests in a warm, welcoming environment. This restaurant offers a rustic American fare and Midwestern warmth.

Batter & Berries

This restaurant had a desire to add an eclectic world class restaurant to the vibrant Chicago brunch scene.  The idea was simple: offer the freshest food possible with flavors that people would come from all over the world to experience, and want to come back for more.  Always a supporter of community and local businesses, we have taken the idea to the next level with cultivated partnerships.  We’ve collaborated with several local artisans, craftspeople and purveyors to provide a uniquely Chicago experience. 

They are one of the best restaurants the offers the best chicken & waffle in town. Some of their best sellers are bacon, sausage, cheesy hash, and french toast.

Toast

Toast serves up American favorites for breakfast and lunch. Guests can stop in and experience the coziness of the cafe setting during the week, or come in on the weekend for a complete brunch experience. Breakfast offerings include the basics, like two eggs, the breakfast burrito, granola and the breakfast burger. You'll also find scrambles, omelettes and Benedicts, or you can choose from pancakes, French toast and crepes.

Lunch at Toast features a variety of sandwiches, including the el bucktowno, croque monsieur and madame, caprese, grilled cheese and tomato and the tuna melt. Check out the burgers for the chicken or veggie renditions, and pair them with a cup of veggie cowboy chili or the daily house selection soup. Toast also offers salads and several sides that pair with the meals or together for building your own unique meal.

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Stan's Donuts and Coffee

Stan’s is a story of tradition and reinvention. Stan Berman opened his eponymous donut shop in Los Angeles, California in 1963, continuing a generations-long family tradition of baking. His donuts quickly became legendary in the Los Angeles area. This bakeshop offers the best donuts and coffee in town. A lot of people and kids spent their breakfast and snack time here.

Some of their specialties are Blueberry Fritter, Glazed Orange Old Fashioned, Lemon Pistachio Old Fashioned, Red Velvet, and Lemon Raspberry Old Fashioned. So, if you are going to visit this bakeshop you must try one of these best sellers.

Elaine's Coffee Call

They have a unique vintage vibe while serving espresso drinks and light bites. Best seller coffee is what they called La Colombe Coffee . They can stop in for a cappuccino in the a.m. or perhaps an individual-size coffee cake, baked in the kitchen of Perennial Virant.

Floriole Bakery

Floriole began as a stand at Chicago’s famed Green City Market, where for nearly 5 years we sold our rustic, French pastries in a 10-by-10 tent. We dreamed then of having our own brick-and-mortar space, and that dream came true in 2010 when we opened our beautiful cafe and bakery in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

The owner believes that finding delicious ways to reduce food waste, recycling and composting, using real plates, cups and utensils, reducing energy usage, sourcing ingredients from local and sustainable farms donating leftover food.

As per Michigan Avenue Magazine, “Five Sustainable Chicago Restaurants for Earth Day: "From the delicate, edible flowers adorning certain pastries to the herbs that accent a concise lineup of seasonal vegetable and grain salads, the rooftop garden planters play a surprisingly big role in the menu."

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Frances' Deli

Frances’s has always been known for its comfort food and generations-old family recipes, and sandwiches too big to finish in one sitting. But the story doesn’t end there.  Enter Chicago-famous chef and personality, Derek Rylon -- with his original team -- ready to take over and transform this diner/deli into what he calls a “Brunchery.” "Dinner on eggs," he jokes, while promising an "Upscale Breakfast Experience."  

An 80 years-old restaurant serving diners breakfast, lunch and brunch.

During a busy morning, it's easy to let breakfast fall low in your list of priorities, but taking just a few minutes to have something to eat can really make a difference to your day. If you don't have time to eat before leaving the house, we have lots of breakfast ideas that can be eaten on-the-go or when you get to work.

“Eating breakfast has long term health benefits. It can reduce obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes” - National Health Services

Ma Alyssa Leonardo