Start Your Day Off Right with a Chicago-Style Brunch
It’s warming up in Chicago and the suburbs, and people are heading outside a little earlier in the day to enjoy the weather. Is there anything better than brunch during Chicago springtime? Try some of these Best Local restaurants near our corporate apartment locations to get a taste of how Chicagoland does brunch.
Get an exciting version of a brunch staple at Pancake Café in Naperville (1292 Rickert Dr. #168). Customers at this family-owned, 19-year-old Best Local spot love the apple, pumpkin and buckwheat pancakes, and the sweet, fruity crepes. Pair your generously portioned meal with strong coffee, and don’t miss the bacon either. It’s a 15-minute drive from Lincoln at the Parks and Iroquois Club in Naperville!
Le Peep Café (10 E Northwest Hwy) is the Best Local brunch pick of Mt. Prospect. This local favorite has healthy brunch options, including gluten-free dishes and always-fresh juices. Sweet tooth? You must try Le Peep’s pancakes, cinnamon rolls or French toast. It’s only an 8-minute drive from River 595 Apartments in Des Plaines!
Grab a fancy Gold Coast brunch at Table Fifty-Two (52 W Elm St.). This Southern-inspired Best Local spot has Chef Art Smith at the helm—previously Oprah’s personal chef. Chef Smith’s specialties include fried chicken and waffles, quiche and crab cake benedict. Don’t skip on the mimosas, chaitini or other breakfast cocktails! Take the Grand red line el stop from 400 N. LaSalle in River North to Clark & Division—just a 12-minute ride!