You’ll be lured in to this diner by the bright vintage sign, the novelty of eating in the Fine Arts Building and the cute art-school servers. Inside, you’ll find a restaurant as old-school as Doug E. Fresh, complete with a bakery case full of pie. But skip those trucked-in desserts: The best bets here are the no-frills breakfast of eggs and bacon; a generous grilled cheese on thick multigrain with hot, Parmesan-sprinkled chips; and a seat on the sidewalk patio.
|Venue name:||Artists Café|
412 S Michigan Ave
|Cross street:||between Van Buren St and Congress Pkwy|
|Opening hours:||Breakfast, lunch, dinner|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Adams, Red to Jackson (Red). Bus: 1, 3, 4, 7, 14.|
|Price:||Average main course: $9|