Southport Grocery and Café

Restaurants, American Lake View
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Southport Grocery and Café
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Southport Grocery

Go ahead and believe the hype about the cupcake here: It’s moist, it’s substantial but not heavy, and the thick, sugary icing hides deep flavors of chocolate and vanilla. If you’re going to pick up a dozen, you may as well stick around for breakfast or lunch. A bright start is the sweet and savory French toast with rosemary-roasted ham. Later, try the albacore tuna melt with local butterkase cheese and green olive aioli. Eat up, but save room for one of those cupcakes.


Venue name: Southport Grocery and Café
Address: 3552 N Southport Ave
Cross street: at Eddy St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7am–4pm; Sat 8am–5pm; Sun 8am–4pm
Transport: El stop: Brown to Southport. Bus info:9,152,154.
Price: Average main course: $9
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Grace P

Southport Grocery is a total Lakeview hotspot, but it's totally worth the hype. Try to get there on the early side on weekends of you'll have a 90 minute wait. The chorizo & eggs are absolutely delicious.

Matt M

This place is awesome. Pitchers of coffee, brisket and gravy..enough said

Irina G

I always go savory here and wish I went sweet. I love their outdoor seating, great coffee, and cozy atmosphere. Plus a great place to get gifts for your foodie friends in their food pantry sort of area with lots of funky jams, chocolates, flours, and teas. Great brunch spot when shopping down Southport!

Clayton Guse

Southport Grocery serves up one of the best brunches in the entire city, and it's somehow incredibly cheap. The biscuits and gravy are out of this world, but it's hard to go wrong with anything of their menu.

Erin Delahanty
moderatorStaff Writer

Southport Grocery is a neighborhood staple at this point. The only tough decision you'll have to make while here is, sweet or savory? I recommend going savory and ordering a plate of cupcake or bread pudding pancakes for the table.