Whether they're picky or adventurous eaters, kids of all types will find tasty dishes at these city brunch spots. Check out more breakfast inspiration with readers' favorite brunch dishes or 10 reasons why Chicago loves bacon.
Brasserie by LM Parents can get a taste of France at this South Loop bistro, which serves French classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids will delight at dishes like the macaroni and cheese gratin or "pancake skyscrapers" with plenty of fruit and melty Nutella.
Chicago Diner Even little carnivores will enjoy this Boystown restaurant that specializes in vegetarian fare. Menu highlights include milkshakes, vegan poutine (gravy-covered fries), spicy seitan enchiladas, and a seitan Reuben sandwich on marbled rye.
City Tavern Hearty dishes like pork belly benedict, homemade biscuits and fried chicken and waffles are a weekend treat, made even sweeter by kids under 12 eating free with the purchase of an adult brunch entree or sandwich.
Deleece This cafe on Southport is a magnet for Sunday brunchers, with its cinnamon-orange upside-down French toast, spinach-artichoke eggs Benedict, grilled chicken sandwiches and breakfast pasta with scrambled eggs.
Grandma J's Local Kitchen Here you can find french toast, eggs, pancakes and more, including a dish called Poached Humboldt, (tomatoes and goat cheese topped with poached eggs). If you're not in the mood for breakfast, you can test drive its bacon-wrapped meatloaf or Gram Sam sandwich, with ham, cheese, pickles and coleslaw.
John's Place At this homey Roscoe Village spot, tots will have no problem finishing peanut butter pancakes, cinnamon-vanilla French toast or cheesy ham crepes.
Marmalade Sunday-only brunch specials might include marmalade-stuffed French toast, cinnamon bread pudding or specialty eggs Benedicts with prosciutto and asparagus or smoked salmon. It's BYOB, so parents might consider bringing a bottle of sparkling wine for mimosas.
Tweet Kids will love the creamy oatmeal and fresh fruit, vegetarian biscuits and gravy and fluffy pancakes topped with a pile of whipped cream.
Wishbone Brunch is worth the wait at this folksy Lakeview Southern restaurant. Popular items include the shrimp and grits, crunchy French toast (French toast battered in corn flakes), chicken sausage and Bloody Marys.