The smooth service and easy-going atmosphere are thanks to the Italian family who runs the joint. The Ruffolos have extended the most important meal of the day to cater to late-risers, serving their hangover-helpers until 3pm. Whether it’s dressed-up omelettes or straight-up bacon and eggs, all breakfasts come with the namesake hash browns. But our vote goes to the “killer” hash browns, a massive attack of potatoes topped with cheese, onions, sour cream and cornflakes that’s baked to bubbly perfection.
731 W Maxwell St
|Cross street:||between Union Ave and Halsted St|
|Opening hours:||Breakfast, lunch|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue to UIC/Halsted. Bus: 8, 12, 168.|
|Price:||Average main course: $8|