Sunday Brunching

Sunday Brunch at Jam

There are few things that make me want to get out of bed in the morning. So, I schedule brunch dates. They are perfect. Everyone has something to do during the day, so brunch usually can be capped at an hour if you needed it to. But, for the more intimate brunches, there are lots of options.

The Brunch of Your Life:

  • Jam, Neighborhood: Logan Square

Whether you are recovering from a hangover or want to start your morning with something original, this is your spot. The waiters are perfect, as is the location. Go there during summer, sit outside and people watch at the next door Farmer’s Market. I had the French Toast with coffee. I also had the chicken and waffles. Yes and yes.

The Savory Brunch:

  • SouthPort Grocery & Cafe, Neighborhood: Roscoe Village

Don’t waste your time getting lunch here. The coffee is solid. The food, though, is worth the wait. Though a smaller establishment, they know their food. For an added kick, they have Bourbon Hot Chocolate.

Get This Girl a Mimosa:

  • Timothy O’Tooles, Neighborhood: Streeterville

They have a $15 Mimosa bar. Yes, please!!

Rooftop Brunch: 

  • Twisted Spoke, Neighborhood: Noble Square

Sit on the rooftop portion. It is pretty isolated, and it feels more like a Checker’s, with a picnic table, shared seating, but it is perfect for capturing the Chicago sun.

Game Day Brunch:

  • Old Town Pour House, Neighborhood: Old Town

So many TVs. They cover hockey, football, basketball. It’s basically a TV wall.

(French) Toast: 

  • Batter and Berries, Neighborhood: Lincoln Park

Seriously, just get the French Toast here.

It’s Not Just a Donut:

  • Doughnut Vault, Neighborhood: North Side
  • Stan’s Donuts and Coffee, Neighborhood: Wicker Park

Who puts peanut butter in a doughnut? They do. Start here and then go shopping. Sunday is done!

Morning Coffee:

  • Cafe Tula, Neighborhood: Lakeview

Tula’s has a nice cup of coffee, better than next door, Julius Meinl (Meinl has good salads).

  • Cafe Mustache, Neighborhood: Logan Square

French music in the background. You can expect mis-matched furniture and mustaches on the bathroom to take your favorite bathroom pic selfie.

Add Some Sugar to It: 

  • Ann Sather’s, Neighborhood: Edgewater, Lakeview

Don’t bother with the Egg’s Benedict. They will disappoint. Eggs are a good choice, just make sure your side is Ann Sather’s cinnamon rolls. You get two, and you will most likely be taking a doggie bag home with them.

Amanda Whitfield
Amanda Whitfield

Amanda Whitfield is a writer and speaker and a relationship builder. She believes that meeting people in person is important. After attending numerous fashion, startup, and creative events, she founded Windy City Cosmo is 2015 to help people make connections in the city as they build their businesses, start and end relationships and see and be seen. Over the past three years, the entrepreneurs she’s interviewed have become the most successful in Chicago and Windy City Cosmo won an award in 2017 for her work for female entrepreneurs.

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