photo credit: John Ringor
As it's name suggests, this tiny Rogers Park cafe specializes in Turkish tosts—toasted sandwiches or wraps made with bazlama, a pillowy flatbread. They have ones filled with cheese or chicken, but the best is their house special (with kofte, beef sausage, salad, and a tangy spiced T-Sauce). The quiet counter-service spot only has three tables but it’s still easy to grab a seat. Tostini works best for breakfast or lunch since they’re technically only open until 5pm. However, they’re happy to stay open a little later if you call and just give them a heads-up.