As tends to happen with the busiest breakfast spots in the city, Kanela has multiplied. There are six locations now, but this is the original, still serving their popular Greek-influenced brunch. There are at least four options for French toast on a given day, and plenty of different egg dishes. Be sure to get some of the sweet cinnamon monkey bread to split for the table.
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The Long Room
The Long Room is a craft beer bar in Lakeview that's great for an early in the game date or catching up with friends.
Guthrie’s is a great first date spot in Wrigleyville with plenty of board games and craft beers.
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Mad Social is an American restaurant in the West Loop that's trying to be something it's not.
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Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits
Any restaurant with the words “Pie” and “Biscuit” in its name is probably a place you want to go.
The Chicago Diner
The Chicago Diner is vegan and vegetarian restaurant that even meat eaters might like.
The Breakfast Club & Grill
The Breakfast Club is a cute little neighborhood diner that's ideal for an easy breakfast, brunch, or lunch any day of the week.
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