RECOMMENDED: Brunch in Chicago: Best restaurants for eggs, waffles and booze
Breakfast poutine at Bite Cafe
The devious minds behind this adorable Ukrainian Village spot think they can throw a couple of perfectly runny poached eggs on top of poutine—crisp fries, gooey cheese curds and smoked bacon gravy—and call it breakfast? Yes, they can. In fact, they could call it dessert and I’d still eat it any time of the day. $10.
Hangover breakfast at the Bristol
Plenty of cultures serve soup for breakfast to cure a hangover, but I say this incredible noodle soup also relieves brunch boredom. When you can’t hack another pancake stack, order this: pleasingly chewy housemade durum-wheat noodles, pickled veggies including mustard greens and ramps, a poached egg and tender pork belly all swimming in an umami-laced, spicy broth. $11.