This Little Italy breakfast-and-lunch room is essentially a diner, but it has a newfangled feel that more closely resembles brunch favorites Yolk or Meli. Inside the cheery, sunny space, chef Chris Barron turns out light (though not quite ethereal) ricotta pancakes, well-executed omelettes and the “Toad in the hole”: a runny egg cooked inside a slice of toasted bread. It’s the combination of pepper-ridged bacon, strong coffee and good value, though, that make this a favorite for UIC students and neighborhood families.
|Venue name:||Stax Cafe||Contact:|
1401 W Taylor St
|Cross street:||at Loomis St|
|Opening hours:||Breakfast, lunch|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue to Racine. Bus: 9, 12, 60, 157.|
|Price:||Average main course: $10|