Ravenswood and North Center aren’t suffering from a shortage of breakfast spots, but we’re really glad Lizzy J’s (located right on the border) arrived on the scene. This casual breakfast spot has a short, yet delicious soul food menu. You’ll find dishes like chicken and a sweet potato waffle (your choice of light or dark meat), breakfast bowls made with creamy grits, and peaches and cream french toast. Just know this place only has 10 tables, so it’s a good idea to check the waitlist online before heading over.
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Via Lima serves authentic Peruvian food in North Center. Not destination dining, but a good place for the neighborhood.
The Victor Cocktail Bar
The Victor is an intimate cocktail bar in North Center that makes great Old Fashioneds.
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Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
Blue Door Kitchen is a nice but not too fancy Gold Coast restaurant in an old mansion. The courtyard patio is beautiful for when it's nice outside.
Lula Cafe is a Logan Square staple that’s Perfect For a lot of occasions. It’s always a reliable place to eat.
A classic diner with some Swedish inspiration and awesome cinnamon rolls. You need cinnamon rolls.
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Cafe Marie-Jeanne is an all-day French cafe in Humboldt Park with a cozy, neighborhood feel.
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