Have a fabulous breakfast, lunch or dinner at Anne Sather's, only a few door east from the el stop (towards the lake) on the south side of Belmont. Just great food. Nothing odd or weird like the cutting edge chefs. This is a modest cost dependable everyday place. A visit to Chicago just wouldn't be authentic without a stop here. Good for Sunday brunch when Orange is backed up onto the sidewalk and into the street.
Favorite Dish: Oh, just anything, but Sweedish fruit soup is wonderful.
There are a few of these restaurants around town. They serve Swedish food and they have a good bakery. The ambiance is nice and 'old world'. They have cool murals on the walls. And the food is delicious! Just be warned - it's traditional Swedish food and it's traditionally swimming in fat. Of course, that's probably what makes it taste so good. :)
Favorite Dish: The cinnamon buns are delicious! And they come free with your meal! I absolutely LOVE the potato sausage with their spicy brown mustard. The Swedish meatballs and pancakes are delicious as well as the latkes. The potatoes are great too! LOL I guess I'm having a hard thinking of anything I DON'T like from Ann Sather's. :) This is seriously one of my favorite breakfast places.
This restaurant has about 5 locations in the Chicago area, we went to the one in Wrigleyville (Lakeview). A large restaurant in the middle of hustle and bustle outside the downtown area, this was a great place to go for breakfast and take in the people watching. For about $8, you get a heaping plate of food to keep you full on a long morning of shopping or sightseeing.
Favorite Dish: I had the pecan french toast with hazelnut cream and this was a wonderful dish--and the side of bacon completed it nicely. This toast was almost like having dessert. My friend had 2 eggs, which were so fluffy they looked like 3 or 4, and if you order one of the egg dishes, you get 2 cinnamon rolls. They're not only delicious but they're also HUGE. The best part was getting them right out of the oven while theyr'e still warm!!
This place has the best pastries I have ever tasted. Great Swedish pancakes too! And the Cinnamon Rolls are as big as your head. Great wait staff, weekends are very crowded for breakfast. Go early.