The Breakfast Club & Grill


River West

$$$$Perfect For:BreakfastBrunchCoffee & A Light BiteLunch
Earn 3x points with your sapphire card

A few things things that scream America: the 4th of July, Super Bowl Sunday, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Also, any John (Cougar) Mellencamp song—specifically “Jack and Diane” or “Pink Houses”. The Breakfast Club, a small restaurant on the quiet intersection of Hubbard and Noble St., is a living, breathing version of “Pink Houses.”

Literally speaking, The Breakfast Club is a small house with a pink awning, but it’s not just the facade that reminds us of the song. “Pink Houses” was inspired by an old guy sitting on his tiny front porch in the middle of nowhere Indiana as the rest of the world passed him by. The Breakfast Club feels similarly stuck in time. You walk inside and immediately think this place would be better situated in a small town outside of the city, whether in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, or Michigan.

The Breakfast Club is warm and homey, and it’s open every day from early in the morning until 5pm, making it ideal for a casual breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Stick to basic breakfast items like eggs, pancakes, and french toast, or spice things up with a stuffed cinnamon cream cheese french toast (which is still pretty simple).

But The Breakfast Club proves there’s nothing wrong with simplicity, because that’s what makes it reliable.

Food Rundown

American Breakfast

Two eggs, home fries, toast, and add your choice of meat. America, oh ya.
The Breakfast Club & Grill image

Denver Omelette

Large omelette stuffed with real ham, green peppers, onions, and cheese. Our go-to order in the eggs department.
The Breakfast Club & Grill image

Pancake Sandwich

The ultimate fork and knife breakfast sandwich. Alright, so it’s not really a sandwich, but more so eggs, and your choice of meat stuffed between two buttermilk pancakes. Basic but delicious.

Bourbon St. Omelette

This is about as wild as things get here, but we like this omelette with andouille sausage, shrimp, bell peppers, and mozzarella cheese is good.
The Breakfast Club & Grill image

Pigs In A Blanket

A childhood favorite of ours that we should eat more now that we’re old and boring. Sausage links wrapped in swedish pancakes is good every time.
The Breakfast Club & Grill image

Stuffed French Toast

If you need a bite of something sweet, give this a try, although it’s more of a bonus dish than something we’d order as a solo meal. French toast stuffed with sweet cinnamon cream cheese, topped with chopped walnuts.


Suggested Reading

Ann Sather image

Ann Sather

A classic diner with Swedish inspiration and awesome cinnamon rolls.

The Allis image

The Allis is open to the public on the first floor of Soho House, and it's a great place to settle in for coffee, food, and even your work.

Bongo Room image

The Candy Land and Wonka Factory of chronic brunch. You'll need some Oompa Loompa's to carry you home.

Lou Mitchell's image

A classic diner menu at a classic Chicago restaurant.

Infatuation Logo


2024 © The Infatuation Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The views and opinions expressed on The Infatuation’s site and other platforms are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of (or endorsement by) JPMorgan Chase. The Infatuation and its affiliates assume no responsibility or liability for the content of this site, or any errors or omissions. The Information contained in this site is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.


Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store