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.

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.

Breakfast, lunch and brunch. 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!

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. If you love a hash dish, you have 6 to choose from here. You will fine omelettes, breakfast sandwiches, and benedicts, like the fundindo benedict - two poached eggs, chorizo, ham and chihuahua cheese - topped with homemade chipotle hollandaise sauce and fresh pico de gallo on a telera roll - is your mouth watering now?

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! We recommend the Shaksuka - two eggs cooked in a blend of spices and tomatoes and you can replace eggs with Tofu for a vegan option.

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.

Breakfast tacos? Check. Avocado toast? Check. Apple-cinnamon Frech toast? Check. Chicken and waffles? Check. Spend your weekend brunch with friends and family at Tapville, where you can enjoy delicious brunch menu items and a variety of craft libations, wine and cocktails. 

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