Brunch Happens Here

When you get a text "Brunch?" and you don't know what to suggest, this guide will help you navigate the great places you can spend a few hours relaxing with friends, eating well and having a good time.

A recent addition to Downtown Evanston, Egg Harbor Cafe-Evanston is a casual daytime dining chain serving American comfort food in family-friendly surroundings.

Frida's Breakfast & Lunch is thoroughly inspired by the art and life of the amazing Frida Kahlo. Everything at Frida's is created from their passion for food, art, and culture. Dine here to enjoy a diverse array of breakfast and lunch dishes complete with an authentic Mexican flare.

MidKitchen is a welcoming, cozy spot that offers a unique menu full of organic and real food made fresh from scratch every day. If your desire is to have an authentic breakfast in a neighborhood joint, you found the right place. The team at MidKitchen strives to be a place that can accommodate all eaters - vegan, gluten-free, and omnivores! 

Cupitol is an all day lounge that brings together the best elements of a restaurant, bakery, cafe & an exclusive bar! Choose from protein-based breakfast to salads to the sweet side! Brioche French Toast, Belgium Waffles, and buttermilk pancakes, yes please! Plus fresh cold pressed juices, smoothies and mimosas or Bloody Mary's. This place has something for everyone including places to lounge in the front sun-filled area.

Go Big...or Go Bigger is the theme at Bat 17, a college-friendly restaurant at 1709 Benson. They are serving up something you don't see very often on a brunch menu - Bat 17’s famous Balawat, a giant breakfast sandwich that comes in four varieties and is served on Bennison’s Bakery fresh sourdough bread. Though the breakfast sandwiches are certainly the way to go, Bat 17 also serves up sweet French toast dishes, savory corned beef hash and four kinds of flapjacks.

Book your reservation at LeTour offering brunch from 10:30am to 2:30pm for a Moroccan French take on brunch. Featured items are Spicy Shakshouka, Brioche French Toast, Moroccan Semolina Griddled Breakfast Cakes, Steak & Eggs, LeTour Smash Burger and more! View the menu here.

Located on the ground floor of the historic Hilton Orrington Hotel, Evanston Corner Bistro is an American bistro focusing on approachable contemporary dishes. The menu highlights dishes made with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. 

If you haven't had Le Peep, your weekend is not complete! Dine inside or out in the summer months and expect to be treated to a great traditional American breakfast and lunch menu. Choose from off the griddle, or a variety of benedicts to skillet items and of course 8 different omelettes to choose from!

Wherever you end up, tag @downtownevanston on Instagram and use #evanstoneats so we can share your brunch experience!