Top 10 Brunch Places in Chicago to Go with Mom

Hello Brunch lovers,

The sun is out and Mother’s day is just around the corner and Chicago is known for having an amazing food scene. With brunch  becoming increasingly a favorite to-do, picking just the right place is hard. We did the research for you and took the service, the food, and of course the beverages into account and chose some local favorites. Check out our top 10 brunch places to go with mom on this upcoming Mother’s Day weekend.  

Photo compliments of 3 Arts Club Cafe
Photo compliments of 3 Arts Club Cafe

3 Arts Club Cafe in the Gold Coast

1300 N Dearborn St,

Chicago, IL 60610

Saturday & Sunday Brunch Hours: 11am-2pm*

Price Range: $$

Located in the Restoration Hardware building, if you are looking for a classy ambience, look no further. With beautiful Heritage olive trees, chandeliers scattered throughout the space with a gorgeous restored historic fountain at the center. The 3 Arts Club Cafe offers a menu inspired by Northern California and Mediterranean cuisine. It provides the perfect casual yet elegant experience that will make you want to stay and chat-on with your mom and loved ones.

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Photo compliments of Blue Door Kitchen & Garden & OpenTable
Photo compliments of Blue Door Kitchen & Garden & OpenTable

Blue Door Kitchen & Garden in the Gold Coast

52 W Elm St,

Chicago, IL 60610

Saturday & Sunday Brunch Hours: 9am-3pm

Price Range: $$

A Gold Coast space where the well-known Chef Art Smith’s Table Fifty-Two once was, Blue Door Kitchen & Garden is the perfect place for the health-conscious mom. Centered on a farm-to-table philosophy, they let the seasons dictate the menu. Choose from a variety of egg benedicts with fresh ingredients grown locally. Don’t leave without trying the Chef’s special, his famous chicken and waffles.

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Photo compliments of The Bongo Room & Trip Advisor
Photo compliments of The Bongo Room & Trip Advisor

The Bongo Room in Wicker Park

1470 N Milwaukee Ave,

Chicago, IL 60622

Saturday & Sunday Brunch Hours: 9am- 2pm

Price Range: $$

Simple with a touch of class, the Bongo Room serves fresh and seasonal brunch favorites.  Some original items include- the Breakfast Burrito, Croissant Sandwich and Vegetarian Croissant Sandwich. But what customers look forward to the most are the seasonal changing pancakes and french toast creations. Their “sinful” sweets are what really stand out on their menu and are 100%  worth that cheat day to enjoy with your mom. Look for options like three-apple brioche French Toast or the Chocolate Tower French Toast.

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Photo compliments of Honey Buttered Friend Chicken & Lion + Maven
Photo compliments of Honey Buttered Friend Chicken & Lion + Maven

Honey Buttered Fried Chicken in Roscoe Village

3361 N Elston Ave,

Chicago, IL 60618

Saturday & Sunday Brunch Hours: 10am-2pm

Price Range: $

Chicken and waffles has become a must-have, and Honey Buttered Fried Chicken makes this dish more morning-friendly with their brunch menu. Although upon arriving you may be confronted by a long line, it moves quickly and you can enjoy a refreshing seasonal mimosa while you wait. Once you are seated and served, don’t forget to slather on the signature sweet honey butter on your chicken. As many will also say, the line is worth it to try one of the best comfort foods in town.

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Photo compliments of John's Place
Photo compliments of John’s Place

John’s Place in Roscoe Village

2132 W Roscoe St,

Chicago, IL 60618

Saturday & Sunday Brunch Hours: 8am- 3pm

Price Range: $$

In the heart of Roscoe Village, John’s Place brings a Mexican inspired brunch. A very family friendly restaurant with a casual atmosphere. A must-try item on the menu are the Chilequiles consisting of scrambled eggs, house made tortilla chips, pico de gallo, chihuahua cheese, tomatillo salsa, mexican crème and cilantro. Perhaps you’ll meet the owner, John Manilow as he tends to make an appearance very often.

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Photo compliments of The Kitchen & Yelp
Photo compliments of The Kitchen & Yelp

The Kitchen in River North

316 N. Clark St

Chicago, IL 60654

Saturday & Sunday Brunch Hours: 10am-3pm

Price Range: $$

The Kitchen hails from Denver with its second home in Chicago located in the historic Reid Murdoch building in River North Chicago.  It’s another great place for the health-conscious mom, taking sustainable, farm-to-table food seriously. You are welcomed by a beautiful large high ceiling loft with windows overlooking the river. Seasonal and fresh items on the menu to the variety of pastries offered that change weekly, The Kitchen is a perfect mix of classy and casual.

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Photo compliments of La Storia & Yelp
Photo compliments of La Storia & Yelp

La Storia in the Gold Coast

1154 N Dearborn St,

Chicago, IL 60610

Saturday & Sunday Brunch Hours: 10am- 3pm

Price Range: $$$

A new Gold Coast brunch option, that exudes the Italian spirit. Echoing the Italian saying gioie della tavola“the joys of the table,” La Storia gives you that warmth and magic around the table. Offering twists on their egg benedict dishes and a variety of Italian spirits to choose from. Enjoy an intimate, comforting and authentically Italian meal with your mom.

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Photo compliments of Lula Cafe & Yelp
Photo compliments of Lula Cafe & Yelp

Lula Cafe in Logan Square

2537 N Kedzie Ave,

Chicago, IL 60647

Saturday & Sunday Brunch Hours: 9am- 2pm

Price Range: $$

A popular spot in Logan Square due to its creative menu offerings and dedication to fresh ingredients. If your mom has an adventurous spirit to try new combinations, this is the perfect place to take her as there are a variety of options to choose from. To give you a glimpse of the type of creations, a popular item on the menu is the Cornbread French toast, a dish with “two squares of cornbread with in-season berries, coconut-scented streusel and a bit of sweet corn anglaise.”  Lula Cafe provides delicious vegetarian options, accommodating those who are meat lovers as well.

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Photo compliments of Summer House Santa Monica & Yelp
Photo compliments of Summer House Santa Monica & Yelp

Summer House Santa Monica in Lincoln Park

1954 N Halsted St,

Chicago, IL 60614

Saturday & Sunday Brunch Hours: 8am-3pm

Price Range: $$

Transport to the warmth and laid-back vibes of California with your mom at Summer House Santa Monica. Be greeted by a beach house decor with cushy lounge chairs and a retractable glass ceiling dining room where the sun pours in. To provide you with the full experience, the menu is California-inspired as well, focusing on market driven ingredients, local and sustainable farming, and seasonal specialties. After enjoying a couple of mimosas, do not miss the best part of the meal and pick- up something from the bakery counter on the way out.

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Toast in Lincoln Park

746 W Webster Ave,

Chicago, IL 60614

Saturday & Sunday Brunch Hours: 8am- 4pm

Price Range: $$

Another casual brunch destination located in Lincoln Park. Very popular among the locals, this place offers delightful basics and a variety of scrambles, omelettes and pancakes. However, you can’t leave Toast without trying their french toast as they offer unique options that you can only find there.

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Any other favorite brunch places in Chicago? Comment with your recommendations or reviews below.

Meet Jen

I’ve always had a love affair with creation. Since I was a child, I handmade my gifts or combined toys to design something new. Fast forward twenty years, and I’m still making my gifts every holiday and designing new ways to do things.

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