Five kid-friendly brunches
Sunday brunch rocks no matter your age at these Chicago dinner spots. If your kid is under 12, they may even eat for free.
Thu Feb 11 2010
Photo: Bill Werme
Shaw’s Crab House (21 E Hubbard St, 312-527-2722)
You won’t be able to pull your kids away from the waffle bar and mounds of maple-smoked bacon at this Sunday buffet—where 12-and-unders eat free with a paying adult—until they get a load of the sweets table, stacked with housemade desserts, lollipops and poufs of cotton candy.
Nightwood (2119 S Halsted St, 312-526-3385)
Few restaurants have servers who treat little ones with as much respect as this one. But what will the kids eat? The same things you will: chocolate-iced doughnuts, oatmeal griddle cakes and sourdough BLTs.
Milk & Honey (1920 W Division St, 773-395-9434)
This sunny storefront is always packed with folks who are willing to wait for the scrambled-egg panini and housemade granola with yogurt. But the line moves quickly, and with so much action, nobody will notice when the kids wail about wanting seconds.
Nana (3267 S Halsted St, 312-929-2486)
The fact that much of the food here is organic is one good reason to visit. The spiced apple crêpes, corn-oat waffles and baked chilaquiles are three others.
Angel Food Bakery (1636 W Montrose Ave, 773-728-1512)
Maybe dishes like smoked trout focaccia and creamed wild mushrooms sound a little adult for a kid-friendly brunch. But don’t worry—this retro café also makes awesome egg-in-a-hole entrees and housemade “airstreams” (its take on Twinkies) to balance it all out.