You’ve seen that hilarious Brunchables video on College Humour, right? Fresh radicchio! Kale! Salsa verde! The old “hipsters love brunch” joke certainly hits close to home here in the burgeoning foodie paradise that is Logan Square, where an hour-long weekend wait is the norm. But hey, brunch is tasty. Let’s embrace the neighborhood’s favorite meal with a look at seven Sunday morning staples where you can get Brunch in Logan Square.
Lula Cafe (@lulacafe, 2537 N. Kedzie Blvd.) opened around the corner from the Centennial Statue in 1999 and has been attracting foodies from the neighborhood and beyond ever since. They’re known for their rotating menu of organic and artisinal dishes, making it a great place to go for an adventurous breakfast.
Recommended dish: Smoked trout scramble
Longman & Eagle
Michelin-starred Longman & Eagle (@longmanandeagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave.) is known for its extensive whiskey collection, but it’s worth the Sunday morning wait (trust me, there will be a wait) to try Chef Jared Wentworth’s menu.
Recommended dish: Sunny side egg hash with duck confit
Cafe con Leche
Cafe con Leche (@cafeconlechels, 2714 N. Milwaukee Ave.) originally opened as a counter service in 2001, but has evolved over the years to a full-service breakfast and lunch eatery (the name switches to D’Noche for dinner). This is definitely the place to go for a tasty Latin-influenced breakfast. Nothing cures a hangover like their Chilaquiles verdes.
Recommended dish: Chilaquiles verdes
You could say that the folks at Jam (@JamRestaurant, 3057 N. Logan Blvd.) are brunch experts—they don’t even bother with dinner. A 2013 recipient of the Bib Gourmand (Michelin’s award for best value restaurants), Jam is run by Chef Jeffrey Mauro, formerly of Charlie Trotter’s and North Pond. Stop by to check out the contemporary interior, creative menu (antelope, anyone?) and don’t forget to try their famous french toast—the dish that started it all.
Recommended dish: Malted custard french toast
Organic, farm-raised breakfasts are all the rage right now, but there will always be a time and a place for greasy spoon diner fare. At the corner of Milwaukee and California, Cozy Corner opened in 1977 and has everything a diner should: counter seating, waitresses who call you “honey” and a menu full of breakfast classics. To beat the weekend rush, you can always stop by early—Cozy opens at 5 am on Saturdays and 6 am on Sundays.
Recommended dish: Chorizo and egg breakfast sandwich