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Kanela Breakfast Club

Restaurants, American Lake View
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

Time Out says

The loukoumades (honey-walnut fritters) will tempt you. So will the duck confit hash. And that's okay. That's normal. But be careful with your expectations, because those airy fritters lack depth of flavor, and the eggs on that hash can be rubbery like Silly Putty. So perhaps your best bet at this breakfast spot is to skip breakfast altogether, and go for the lamb burger: thin lamb patty, soft potato bun, spicy feta spread…and no letdown.



Address: 3231 N Clark St
Cross street: between Belmont Ave and School St
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont. Bus: 8, 22, 77.
Price: Average main course: $9
Opening hours: Breakfast, lunch
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5 out of 5 stars

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4.5 / 5

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When it comes time for the weekly brunch wars with friends, I always nominate Kanela as my warrior and it never disappoints. Everyone can find something here at a price point that's not too outrageous, and this particular location is great about handling crowds so you never feel like it's too busy or loud. It's standard brunch noise, sure, but not deafening like some places.

The Kanela roll (pictured) is practically mandatory. With a dough and a frosting that's not too sweet and a pillowy texture, it's also the perfect size to split with your dining companion when you're both pretending to be healthy. Other greatest hits include the chorizo and eggs, the lorraine scramble, and the chilaquiles. Everything is well-seasoned and comforting.


I always have a great meal when I come to Kanela. Their bacon is thick and perfectly cooked, potato pancakes are well done, breakfast potatoes are slightly crunchy on the outside and have great seasoning, it's all been good in my book. But my favorites are definitely the Lemon Blueberry Pancakes and PB&J smoothie - neither of which I have picture to share for because they are so good I ate / drank them too quickly - whoops! The Chicken Avocado BLT was fine.... but I think I'll stick to breakfast moving forward. They'd get all five stars except they seem to always be backed up in the kitchen so it takes a while to get your food.