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  • Liz K.

    Great little hidden spot! Easy parking...simple menu...quiet but a good place for kids. Great Orange Juice and Strong coffee...ordered the Chilaquiles (A special). They were between ok and good. I think next time I will order pancakes because everyone around me seemed to enjoy them very much!

    (3)
  • Anne S.

    I just ate here last weekend for the first time and I was really pleasantly surprised. It lived up to the other reviews! It's nothing fancy which is what I love. Get the corn cakes and Virginia ham! It's the bomb. My ONLY suggestion is to change those cheap little hot water pitchers that you use for the tea because they spill water everywhere except in your cup.

    (4)
  • Sarah B.

    I came here for breakfast while traveling. I really liked the atmosphere. Coffee was great. The food was good, although not much food for the price. Service was a little slow and it wasn't very busy. I would recommend it if you're in the area and need some coffee and eggs.

    (3)
  • Wayne M.

    Visited this place a few days back, have gone past way to many times now that I have been there. The exterior is very deceiving, looks like your average little corner hole in the wall restaurant that you would not give a second thought as I have done! Once inside complete change. Great decor, duper clean, friendly Waite staff and great food. I had their Sour Cream Pancakes with Fruit topping and all I will say, "To Die For"! I'm already planning my return visit sometime this week to experience another Breakfast item or maybe even one of the Lunch items! Can't wait to return!!!!!

    (5)
  • Michelle S.

    Everything was great. We shared french toast with strawberries, a traditional eggs and ham with potatoes and a chicken salad that they were accommodating with my modifications. Really good food and presentation.

    (5)
  • Vanessa H.

    Yummmmmy! Loved this place so much, I came back for seconds with more family members. They have their own blend of Inteligentsia coffee, uh yes please! I ordered the breakfast burrito, but forgot to remove the onions. The guajillo sauce is not spicy, so go ahead and try it if you don't like spice. My husband really enjoyed his chicken and waffles. Fried chicken with juicy meat, and soft waffles. My kids had the french toast. They are oven baked with a hint of cinnamon on them. My daughter didn't even want the syrup because of the original sweetness. Will definitely be back!

    (5)
  • Joel P.

    One of the best breakfast place's I have ever been to. I'm from California visiting Chicago and I will tell all my friends that will visit Chicago in the future to come here. I got the southwestern omelette.

    (5)
  • Pavnit K.

    Honestly, I am a little regretful to have lived in the neighborhood for almost 2 years but only coming here for the first time last weekend. This place was awesome! Not only did it have a quaint, family-style atmosphere, the food was pretty amazing. We tried the chilaquiles and the breakfast burrito. The latter was actually a special for the day, but if you ask me, it should be a permanent fixture on the menu. The chilaquiles were cooked to perfection. The sauce had a wonderful flavor and was well complimented with the chorizo. The best part was the fresh guacamole that accompanied the dish. It had just the right amount of acid and heat. We will definitely be back here again!

    (5)
  • Christina C.

    Disclaimer: Considering that this place is called "The Breakfast House", I probably should have ordered breakfast food rather than lunch food, but I went at 1:00pm, so I stand by my choice. I would give a 3-star rating solely for the Chicken Caesar Salad I ordered. I had a craving for it. Otherwise, I would have ordered something else. I hope to come back again to review their other dishes! I was disappointed by the presentation of the salad. There weren't many croutons and the parmesan was unevenly distributed. The chicken had some good pieces but also some fatty pieces. It was grilled and overly charred. It did satisfy my craving though. I tried my boyfriend's turkey sandwich, which is well worth your money's worth. There were giant slabs of turkey and provolone along with lettuce and tomatoes. The fries that came on the side are pretty good, but also pretty standard. I love that they offer Intelligentsia coffee, one of my favorite brands of coffee. I got an iced mocha, which was quite good - a perfect balance of espresso and chocolate flavors. Also, while the music wasn't fitting for a brunch atmosphere, I thoroughly enjoyed that they were playing ATB. (High five to any trance lovers out there!)

    (4)
  • Lori C.

    This place is so cute! My friend and I came here on a Tuesday morning for breakfast and we were seated immediately. I ordered a omelette apricots that included Brie cheese, asparagus, and sausage - it also came with a cup of fruit and toast, and my friend got the veggie frittata. We both ordered a cup of coffee as well, I believe they were toasting Intelligenista, which was super good. My only gripe about my order was that the cup of fruit was all your basic, cheap fruits, i.e. melons and a few blueberries. I was hoping for some strawberries and bananas as well, but nothing to deter me from coming back. It's a cozy breakfast spot with a good selection on their menu. I'll definitely be back to try more options in the future.

    (4)
  • Tavi J.

    Came here on a Sunday for brunch. Nice that there's free street parking and Our wait wasn't long either. The place is really cute and it has a feel of eating in someone's living room. My sister had just run the shamrock shuffle and we were both starving. We each got an order of the chilaquiles, which were extremely good and cheesy. We then shared an order of the Nutella French toast....delicious. The menu has a wide variety to choose from whether you're craving breakfast or lunch. Definitely see myself frequenting this place for brunch again.

    (4)
  • Destiny T.

    I love this place because they make solid food in general. You can't go wrong with anything you get here...whether it be breakfast or lunch. I keep it simple and always get scrambled eggs with bacon, potatoes, and a side order of fruit along with a short stack of pancakes. I don't leave the place without eating everything on my plate . I also love getting the freshly squeezed orange juice here. The waitresses here are very sweet and accommodating. The place is tiny but there is hardly ever a wait, which is great especially for us people who get angry and impatient when we are hungry lol. Downside to the Breakfast House is that is closes at 3pm. If you are one of those people who like late breakfasts, then you might have some trouble getting here in time, like myself. But, I guess that's not really a huge problem for most people. Overall, this is one of my favorite breakfast places in Chicago that serves solid food!

    (4)
  • Ed J.

    I really love this place. Its simple. Good service, calm, has the classic breakfast staples, delicious, good atmosphere, good vibes, good price. Looking fwd to becoming a regular.

    (5)
  • Andrew P.

    I love brunch, and the competition in the city is daunting. Everyone has a twist, specialty, theme consisting of distant lands, inexcusable amount of bacon, or specialty cocktails etc. Breakfast House though, is simply good food, high quality coffee, and excellent service. Food: Chilequile, steak and eggs, chicken and waffles, salmon eggs benedict, and French toast. All amazing, have had all of them multiple times! If your looking for a good brunch to catch up with friends or get your day going, check of breakfast house and you'll leave happy.

    (5)
  • Yabi C.

    Breakfast house is quaint, not too crowded and has good food without super ridiculous pricing! So that all is great. But Breakfast house could update their green practices for the good of the earth. Positives: Breakfast house serves all of their eat-in orders on washable dishware, glassware, and silverware. Their cream for coffee is served in a small, washable milk pitcher. Negatives: Their to-go orders get sent out in Styrofoam containers in plastic bags. When eating in, their silverware is wrapped in white napkins, and their extra condiments (butter, jam, etc) comes out in single, individual packs of plastic. The breakfast house has a lot going for them, but changing a few of these practices would really plus things up. To-go packaging could instead consist of paper bags and plant-based, biodegradable containers and silverware. By serving condiments in small washable cups instead of single use butter and jam packets, it would lessen a lot of waste (like they do for their cream). By switching to recycled paper napkins, it would help support the recycling industry and help slow unnecessary deforestation. :)

    (2)
  • Danny W.

    Breakfast House needs to dump a bucket of ice over it's head. Maybe then it'll get the attention it deserves cause as of right now it flies well under the radar. It's nothing too out of the ordinary on the outside or interior, but it'd be tough to nominate another spot in the area that does a better breakfast. The chilaquiles, the juevos rancheros, or just your plain old over easy eggs and sausage. Everything's delicious, it comes out quick, and the service is incredibly efficient. There's some sidewalk seating if it's nice out or the inside has kind of a Seinfeld coffee shop sort of vibe to it. Either which way you decide to park your keister you're gonna get a hell of a meal to start your day.

    (5)
  • Vince C.

    What a hidden gem this place is! I had the Breakfast House Hash here on my first visit. Delicious!! The dish really does have a distinct home cooked taste and feel. The potatoes were seasoned just right, the andouille sausage blended perfectly with the chicken sausage, and the poached eggs tasted just as good as they looked on the plate! I They have outdoor seating, which is a huge plus in my book! The service was excellent. Adrianna was very accomating and didn't seem to mind at all that I was the only one sitting outside. :-) ! I can't wait to return to try their other dishes!

    (5)
  • Lucy C.

    Breakfast House was stop #1 for a friend and me when we had a big day planned, consisting of power shopping and then some power hitting in volleyball. I can't say this meal helped with the shopping at all, but my athletic ability was greatly enhanced that day and I would like to attribute it to the magic hash I consumed. For starters, $2.50 for unlimited intelligentsia coffee is already a win. My dining companion had the cornmeal cakes, while I had the breakfast house hash, and we were both very pleased with our meals. The portions aren't outrageous like some other brunch places, but just the right amount so you can lick your plate clean and not feel like a total cow afterwards. The service was a little slow, but given that it's a small spot and they're already very busy at 9am, you really can't dock them too many points. Plus, whatever points you do dock can be easily made up by the readily available (free) parking and cute, welcoming atmosphere.

    (4)
  • Carl G.

    I'm a little afraid to write a great review, because this place will start to have massive lines, as it deserves in Chicago's brunch crazy self. Great service, fast, not overbearing, attentive on the coffee, and helpful with recommendations. They're everywhere without seeming so. Tiny place, so cozy atmosphere - they do have a counter, and some outdoor seating, but certainly not an enormous place - it will always seem intimate. Food was excellent. Had the chicken and waffles, and tried the chilaquiles and the fruit baked french toast. The french toast was a bit bland, but some syrup helped. everything else was incredible. The fried chicken I'd eat every day. Decently priced, excellent staff, would definitely recommend.

    (5)
  • Philip M.

    I love that there's always an open seat at the bar, even on weekends. The decor is understated and classy, but not pretentious. The menu is thoughtfully done, with a few twists on the classics. I had the crab cakes benedict this round, and it was very tasty.

    (5)
  • Rich O.

    Easily my wife's and my favorite breakfast spot. Great coffee. Great food that isn't just the standard brunch place menu. And the service is good to boot.

    (5)
  • Stuart A.

    I started going to Breakfast House after Ina's closed, and ever since it has become one of my go-to lunch spots on weekdays and brunch spots on the weekend. The staff is very friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the food is always fresh and high quality. Basically everything you want in "regular spot." Also, because it's a little off-the-beaten-path, it's usually not hard to get a table. This isn't always true during brunch, but even then it's not bad. My quest for amazing Huevos Rancheros is what brought me here. And while I don't claim to be a connoisseur, they are the best I've had. Fresh, simple, and when you add Chorizo, extra delicious. I'm also a fan of their steak and eggs. The meat is always cooked right and tastes great. With it they give you some mushrooms that have really good flavor. With both, I usually get a fresh orange juice. This may seem dumb, but if you really like fresh orange juice and get it at restaurants you know it's something places can actually screw up. Somehow. Breakfast House does not. It's usually chilled and tastes like fresh orange juice should (i.e. like real oranges). Those two dishes make up 90% of my visits, but I've also tried the fried chicken and waffles, croissant sandwich (which is huge), goat cheese salad, turkey sandwich, pulled pork, and hamburger. All of which were great. One last standout is their coleslaw. It has green apples in it which give is a little sweetness to balance out the creaminess, and some added crunch. It's by far my favorite coleslaw... I've even gone in just to buy a big bowl to go. That. Good. I could go on, but basically it's a solid spot that more people should go to (which I say in the hopes that they'll bring back their dinner menu).

    (5)
  • Irene H.

    Breakfast House also does dinner right. The Mushroom soup was creamy, savory, seasoned perfectly and loaded with fresh mushrooms. The Goat Cheese Ravioli was delicious - Mexican flavors and topped with fresh roasted corn which I've never tasted in a pasta dish before. I also recommend the Roasted Pork Chop. Our waiter Roberto looked genuinely happy to see that we ate every bite, it reminded me of the look my parents give when I plow through a home cooked meal. We were seated outdoors, and were encouraged to stay as long as we wanted and to finish our bottle of wine (BYO). I'm sorry to admit I went in not knowing what to expect, as they just started to serve dinner here and it would be hard to beat how well they do breakfast. Totally exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this restaurant for any meal.

    (5)
  • Denisse G.

    Was looking for ward to having breakfast here last Sunday. Very cute place and decent sized. Good location and plenty of parking nearby. However, we sat at the bar for 15minutes while waiting for our table and the staff did not once look at us, offer a menu, and did not offer drinks. Then the hostess comes to our party and says she has a table available but that the party after us would get it because they had an elderly person with them. Oh! Wow. Nothing against the elderly but I did not know that was valid to get a table faster than others! The food was just OK and. We sat directly in front of the entry door so every time someone came in, the gust of cold air would get us and of course making our food and drinks cold. Not a great experience. Please update you seating arrangement and seating policies.

    (2)
  • Zach W.

    So bland! We got a range of food to split, from chiliquiles to croissant breakfast sandwiches and none were distinguishable. You could tell what you were eating based on the shape of the food, but the food itself was unseasoned and tasted like cardboard. I'm not trying to be harsh, but just honest.

    (1)
  • Antaash U.

    Thank you Yelp for suggesting a place I probably would have never gone into on my own. The outside of Breakfast House doesn't look like much, but the food more than makes up for what is lacking in ambiance. The space is no frills and they have attempted to create outdoor seating out front on Grand Ave (I don't know who would opt to sit on this side since there is nothing remotely appealing to look at) as well as on the Wood St side (at least this part of the block is tree lined and pretty). My fiancée ordered the chilaquiles which were more than generously portioned and I opted for the veggie frittata. My portion was definitely on the smaller side without being stingy. Both of our items were excellent and thought that the food came out in a timely fashion. They also serve intelligentsia coffee, which is a bonus! My openly complaint is that I ordered a side of toast which they forgot to being out. The server never came to ask how things were and I was done with my frittata by the time I was able to flag her down to remind her my order was incomplete. I'm sure this was a fluke, which is why I'm not holding it against them. This place is close to home and with an abundance of FREE street parking, I'm sure I will be back!

    (4)
  • J B.

    Very warm and friendly place. The staff was exceptionally nice. I had the short stack and links. The links could really use some sage and additional seasoning. The pancakes were good and beautifully presented. I will definitely return to try other items on their menu.

    (4)
  • Claudia D.

    Adrianna gives consistently very good friendly, professional service. The coffee was pretty good when hot and fresh. However, the cooler it became the more its bitterness increased to the point where it was undrinkable, long before my cup was empty. Very disappointing coffee for a breakfast spot. The ambience is uncluttered and attractive without being cute, quite peaceful. Oatmeal is cooked with water and therefor healthy. All egg dishes can be prepared with egg whites for a minimal upcharge. They come with a choice of breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit or sliced tomatoes & toast. We love that there is no upcharge for fruit in lieu of potato. The food is very good and the value received is commensurate with the price point! Lots of choices for vegetarians as well as carnivores. Street parking is available on Grand. Small sidewalk areas alongside the restaurant are available, but there is no protection from the sun along Grand. I recommend trying Breakfast House. I deducted a star because the coffee became undrinkable so very quickly on both of our visits. Someone needs to let me know when the coffee is improved, then I may return. A girl MUST have very good to excellent coffee when she only is allowed a maximum of two cups daily!!!

    (3)
  • Dennis S.

    Following the staff from now closed Ina's to Breakfast House was a good decision. Nice selections on the menu - both standard items plus some special items. Interesting but not overwhelming. I had an excellent omelet, just the way I like it (runny). Service was good. Coffee refills kept coming. They have plenty of parking in the area, and we were not overwhelmed by a crowd at 10am on Saturday. I think this is a bit far west to draw lots of brunchers from the River North area. So maybe getting a table at a popular time will continue.

    (4)
  • Vina O.

    Absolutely delicious and big portions for really decent prices! Definitely one of the best brunch places where you get the most bang for your buck. Service is very nice and wonderful too, they were super accommodating to my baby daughter asleep in her car seat. Coffee -- ah-ma-zing, but it is Intelligentsia, so you don't expect anything less. $2.50 for unlimited coffee is a pretty sweet deal. I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich with an egg and my husband ordered the Paris omelet (Gruyere cheese w/ prosciutto) with potatoes. My sandwich was HUGE, it could easily be split into two meals if you're not that hungry. My husband literally did not even have a crumb left on his plate. Our bill? $27 before tip! Usually my husband and I spend closer to $40 at other Breakfast & Brunch places in the city and ordering similar items, it was such a pleasant surprise! Since I often take my daughter to Kid City across the street, I expect that I will be frequenting this place more often. Check it out!

    (5)
  • Dan M.

    Went for breakfast there this morning, had the Paris Omlette , GREAT! , coffee was fresh overall I will return.

    (4)
  • Twana H.

    Ordered my pancakes and sausage via Delivery.com Came in a decent amount of time, satisfy with my order.

    (5)
  • Jeffie J.

    This is a great choice for breakfast, lunch or brunch. It's a good looking place, with sharp lines and a relaxing color palette, and kind of a nice surprise for a place of this type -- white tablecloths. It's also well staffed, which means you're not going to wait long to be catered to, something you need if you haven't satisfied your caffeine craving yet. Another thing I like--there's a huge selection of choices for brunch, because they serve both their breakfast and lunch menus, plus specials. The menu is loaded with American breakfast items but also has a strong Latino influence. Those dishes looked pretty good as they were served to others. I was feeling like a tuna sandwich--pretty boring given the choices--but it was swell. The tuna was good, and it was served with sides of home-made slaw and fruit salad. You can get fries instead. I also had the cream of mushroom soup that was tasty. Plus, as others have said, the coffee is good. Only question is--are you gonna travel to come here, or just stop by when you're in the neighborhood? That's a tough question, but either way, you're gonna be satisfied.

    (4)
  • Irene G.

    I think I found my new breakfast/brunch joint! Breakfast House is located in a more quiet area of West Town on the corner of Grand and Wood St. -No wait (even during Sunday brunch, we were seated right away) -great service -menu is straight forward and even offers specials -good variety of food -comfortable and clean setting Food: -Breakfast House hash - delicious (this is their specialty) Comes with andouille and chicken sausage. -Cornmeal Cakes are awesome! This dish comes with ham and eggs cooked the way you want it. -Cappucino/Latte (hazelnut-flavored)- could have been hotter, but satisfying. -intelligentsia coffee was pretty good Overall an enjoyable brunch experience. We sat inside, but they do have patio seating. I'd definitely come here again!

    (5)
  • Paul G.

    First it was wishbone, then it we tulum, now its breakfast house. Now I live brunch. It's my favorite meal for sure. So clearly I had to come. Yum yum yum. A nicely decorate placed. When I first walked in it looked a lot more fancier that I was expecting a breakfast joint to look like. Easy parking oh and it's free! We literally parked right in front. Nice staff. Good amount of choices. Breakfast and lunch. The steak and eggs looked very good but wasn't in the mood for a food coma. The staff was very nice and quick to refill our water and coffee. // breakfast house hash - 9$ i ordered this because I loveeee hash browns but it was pretty good besides the sausage. It tasted sort of like jimmy dean sausage. Other than that. I really enjoyed my plate. Pretty affordable and a lot Of food. // cornmeal cakes - 8.50$ this one was tasty. It was also pretty different. It had a cornmeal like texture with a great southwest tangy sauce on the side. I started usually this sauce on my plate! That's how good it was. // house pancakes w strawberries - 5$ the pancakes them self were very tasty. Even without syrup. They only put like one chopped up strawberry on it. That was my only complaint. I like my pancakes to be SMOTHERED in fruit. // intelligentsia coffee - 2.50$ This place is a pretty good spot to go to. I would definitely go back. The steak and egg burger sounds good. And the sandwiches with fries were enticing.

    (3)
  • Tracy L.

    I LOOOOOVE IT! Chicken and waffles: to-DIE for waffles that are so soft and fluffy it's like a pancake identity crisis, delicious breaded chicken and honey-mustard sauce....[Note: the chef and sous-chef from recently closed Ina's are the chef's here!] Potato hash: deliciously seasons and just enough crisp Strong intelligentsia coffee and FRESH squeezed juices! I brought home the steak and eggs to the boyfriend. he said he liked it, but the steak seemed to be cooked well when we ordered medium. Service is wonderful, and seating it fast. There's even space heaters when they open up in the morning and it's still a little chilly. It's cute and comfy!

    (5)
  • Superpromoter J.

    Ok, now let me give you the information you crave, this establishment is one of Chicago's best kept secrets! Very clean, service is amazing and always helpful, atmosphere is delightful and they serve intelligentsia coffee. The menu is just right with several choices and not over bering, it's great for groups & family or even to watch your favorite teams play on the screen tv's in back room. You can request where you like to be seated and again the staff is amazing, if word gets out how great this place is it will have lines around the corner and down the street (seriously). If you get a chance to experience this chicago secret it will no longer be a secret.

    (5)
  • Andrea M.

    I live two blocks away from this restaurant yet I just tried Breakfast House for the first time a few weeks ago and it is now on my favorites list. On my first visit I had huevos rancheros served piping hot all fresh ingredients I could have licked the plate. Today I had Chilaquilas once again a good mixture of chips eggs cheese and sauce served piping hot. My companion had pancakes and we tried an order of corn cakes omg fantastic and a side of bacon. The waiter came over and we learned the chef and staff worked for years at INA's. I love breakfast and since INA's closed I have been searching for a replacement and here it is right in my back yard.

    (5)
  • Bernie P.

    I am a frequent patron. They have an eclectic menu with a variety of choices of food that is just a little different - and better - than most places. I have not tried for dinner yet, but it is an excellent breakfast and lunch choice. The service is excellent as well. Check out their specials as well as the menu for some interesting variations of gourmet breakfast standards.

    (4)
  • Steven H.

    Love this place. Me and my fiancé go here almost every weekend. Personally, I love the chilaquilas, she loves the Huevos rancheros. The staff is very friendly and the food makes for a delicious brunch.

    (5)
  • Gabriel O.

    How can I describe epic without being too over the top... just Pure amazing! This is probably one of the best chilequiles I have ever had! The red sauce, the tortilla chips all crispy all the way through, the favor of the scrambled eggs with the chorizo is just incredible. The coffee... mmmm intelligentsia. I definitely will come back. And free street parking! I love the food so much I will actually bring my mother here.

    (5)
  • Wade C.

    What an excellent surprise. I have maybe the best party melt ever. Simple good quality items made very well. Try the chicken crepe. Outstanding. Nice people. Chill atmosphere.

    (5)
  • Dom R.

    Great food, good service, chill neighborhood spot. If you live around the area or maybe you are checking out salvage one, stop in and grab breakfast or lunch.

    (5)
  • Neamen L.

    This place was surprisingly good. Was hungry after a golf lesson and randomly stumbled upon this place. The Chiliquiles (sp?) were awesome. The menu was pretty simple but just he right kind of breakfast foods. Was not impressed with the bacon as it wasn't as crispy as I like but still was flavorful. I'd recommend this place but it can get a bit busy on weekends during prime breakfast hours.

    (4)
  • Dustin H.

    A solid choice for breakfast, which thankfully is served at lunch as well. Glad to have this place within walking distance from the office!

    (3)
  • Mary W.

    Absolutely delicious! Definitely one of the best brunch places in Chicago Service is very nice and wonderful too. They have intelligentsia coffe and it's BYOB.

    (5)
  • Corey N.

    This place serves up very solid breakfast fare in a friendly atmosphere and without any wait. While all the dishes are good, the friend chicken (think "+ waffle") is particularly tasty. And best of all it's BYO to boot. I'm a fan.

    (4)
  • Chris L.

    Small little corner. Amazing food. Really. Chicken and waffles and the baked French toast cannot be missed. Intelligentsia coffee & delicious fresh squeezed orange juice. We live near the lake, but will always make the trip down grand to Breakfast House for our brunch fix. Also a great family vibe and a few tables outside for al fresco summer dining.

    (5)
  • John H.

    Great place for breakfast. Intelligentsia coffee and a great well rounded breakfast menu. Only draw back is location isn't great but the good food more than makes up for it.

    (4)
  • Pegah Y.

    This is a cute little breakfast place near where we were staying when we visited Chicago back in October. We had a quick breakfast here and really enjoyed it. I ordered the crispy breakfast potatoes and they were so delish! For just $3, it was totally worth it. Mmmm! I unfortunately can't say much about the other meals here, as we only visited for breakfast, but the service was friendly and efficient and the food was fresh with big portions. Excellent place for breakfast if you're in the neighborhood.

    (4)
  • Marina R.

    Breakfast House never fails to disappoint. I love coming here for Saturday/Sunday breakfast. The food is always great, whether you're in the mood for breakfast or lunch. Everything comes out really fast! They have delicious coffee drinks made with Intelligentsia coffee. Plus they are byob. Although I've never brought any booze in I'm always regretting not bring any champagne because they have amazing fresh squeezed OJ.

    (4)
  • Robyn W.

    This was my first visit here and I was really hoping to write a good review. First let me say the restaurant is cute and quaint. I was dining alone and I was greeted and seated immediately. The service was great. I also noticed they are kid friendly so that's a plus for me when I am dining with my family. So the reason for 2 stars....the food. I ordered the chicken and waffles. My food came out quickly. Almost too quick. The food looked very good. So good I memoralized the moment and posted a pic. I started eating the chicken. I picked apart the breast and it was cold and undercooked. I told my waitress and she took care if it quickly and brought me out a fresh waffle and bacon. I do think I will try again because the waffle was good and I looked at other patrons dishes and they looked good too! The waffle was light and fluffy and had a good taste. Hopefully my next visit will be better.

    (2)
  • Christopher B.

    This place was such a wonderful surprise. I had the salmon Benedict, it with a nice tasty portion of salmon and lots of fresh spinach and even the potatoes were really good, I don't usually even eat hashbrowns but these country potatoes were very good. My friend had the breakfast house hash also was very pleased with that. My cup of coffee at the end was a little bit too hot. Not the best part of the meal but my ice tea was very good. The dining room is clean and bright, the service was very pleasant & the food is amazing. If you're in the area this is a real treat.

    (5)
  • Carol K.

    A bit of an oasis on a stretch of Grand that has little else, the Breakfast House is one of those places that you might not even notice as you drive by. But stop in and have breakfast or lunch, for the staff is super friendly, the inside, cute and charming and the food is pretty good as well! This probably would have been a 3 star review if not for the great people who went out of their way to please us! We went for breakfast on a recent Sunday morning. They take reservations but we got there early (around 9:30) so when I called I was told that we didn't need them . . . .and they were right. But know before you go that by about 10:45 this little place was jumping so calling ahead is always a good idea. We had a great table . . .right up front in the windows. My friend had been there before so after a quick look at the menu- we ordered a range of things to share. Sweet potato waffles with apples and bananas for her, an omelet for me and their specialty hash with poached eggs for yet another at our table. Add in one corn cake with sauce and we had a good tasting of their breakfast menu. The service was stellar- friendly and accommodating, our coffee cups were never empty and they kept checking back to make sure things were okay. We did have a couple of food glitches (poached eggs were not runny, waffles were too heavy) but they quickly rectified the wrongs and then even took the waffles off of our bill. . . . . . interesting given we didn't complain- we let them clear the table and the owner noticed that the waffles were only half eaten and came over to follow up. Now that's a place that wants to take care of it's customers! If you drive- know that parking is pretty easy on this stretch of Grand. All in all a solid place for breakfast in this neck of the woods!

    (4)
  • Katrina H.

    Very clean.. Pretty, quaint... Superb staff! Yes the food is divine! I read a reviewer meniton their Chicken and Waffles so I had to give it a try.. Very Good and you get a LOT for your $$.. I came here alone and the ambiance was just fine. Their menu seems well put together and it's a bit more healthy than the bar across the street (more on that Heartburn Disaster on another review) .. bottom line.. come here and don't forget that I'm a Real Estate Broker who can help you with any residential needs :)

    (5)
  • Daniel N.

    You know, nothing too special about this breakfast place. I went there recently on a Sunday with my fiancé around 10 am. We were seated quickly and were surprised that the place was some what empty. I didn't get coffee until 10:15. Sure we had people come by the table, greet us, ask if we had any questions and what we would like to drink. I think I told 3 people, "coffee please". I also only got 2 refills. I mean I don't want to keep quoting Mr Pink, but when you go to a breakfast place and get an 8oz cup of coffee, I expect at least 3 or 4 refills. Yes everyone was REALLY nice and polite. Besides the coffee we were treated as expected until it was time to leave. The place did start popping around 10:45 so I am sure our server got busy, However, once we finished with our meals and plates cleared, we waited another 10 minutes for our bill. We had stuff to do and places to go. My ideal breakfast place would include a grab your own coffee option and a cashier to walk up to when you want to leave. The food was just ok as well. I mean I had the special pulled pork hash and it was basically cubed potatoes mixed with pulled pork and two poached eggs on top, nothing hash about it. I'd probably go back, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get here. And if there was even a slight wait, I'd hit some other place.

    (3)
  • Rock C.

    Had to drive around to find parking but I was lucky enough to get a spot right across from the restaurant during lunch time. Food was good and very clean with no weird after taste. Ordered the spicy chicken sandwich and it was very delicious! Great service by the young lady too.

    (5)
  • Pj K.

    This place is great. Simple, great flavors, friendly staff, breakfast diner bar, and delicious coffee and orange juice. Walked a mile to get here, but I would walk two to do it again. Thanks Breakfast House!

    (5)
  • Linda B.

    I would give it 3.5 stars, but I'll round up because of how friendly and helpful the staff are. We ate the biscuits and gravy, which were very good, as were the breakfast house hash and the sweet potato pancakes. A note on the omelets: the ingredients are not mixed together, e.g. the onion and spinach were not cooked and meshed together with the eggs -- it was all separate. The person in my group who ordered it did not care for the presentation, but the waiter was very gracious and made her another one. All in all, it's a nice place that I would go to if I were in the area again.

    (4)
  • Andrea G.

    Everything including the service is consistently good here except that I order medium hard poached eggs and the came easy. Not the waitress's fault as I saw her write it down correctly. When will a kitchen learn that every poached egg is NOT easy.

    (3)
  • Reuben H.

    Living close by, my wife and I find ourselves coming here a couple times a month to enjoy always solid food served by very friendly staff at an affordable price. The menu is relatively simple - focusing, obviously, on breakfast food, as well as lunch items for the local businesses within the Kinzie corridor - but everything is good. Things to note: - The place is much more spacious than what it seems from the outside, so we've never had to wait to be seated, even during very busy weekend brunch rushes. Chicagoans love brunch, and many don't mind waiting - here you don't have to worry about that. - Coffee is Intelligentsia - good, but this variety is very strong. If you prefer Dunkin Donuts over Starbuck's, just beware this stuff packs an acidic and slightly bitter punch. - Portions aren't out of control huge, but big enough to definitely fill you up. We love brunch here because we walk out, even as early as 9:00 AM, and know that there's no way we'll be hungry until dinner time. - I can't seem to step away from their Breakfast House Hash, which is a great combination of potatoes, andouille and chicken sausage, peppers, eggs (can be cooked to preference, though labeled as poached) and this fantastic horse radish sauce to smother over the top. - While I order the same thing practically every time I'm there - this place really knows how to cook eggs. It might sound simple, but proper egg cooking, especially when you are trying to time the dishes coming out of the kitchen all at once is a very difficult thing to do well. I've ordered my eggs a variety of ways (poached, sunny-side up, over-easy) and they've always been done right. - Their veggie frittata is excellent. The roasted red pepper sauce is flavorful and refreshing. - Pancakes are solid, very typical American diner-esque. I usually order a short stack to go with my hash. While the incomparable Uncle Mike's is just a block away, Breakfast House should not be ignored - especially be the local neighborhood people not wanting to fight the crowds that line up for longanisa and bangus. Solid food, very friendly service, warm and comfortable environment, good prices.

    (4)
  • julie q.

    So -the first time we went I got corn cakes. They were decent. Needed something but just not sure what...maybe a heavier sauce? Husbo got the corned beef hash (the special for that day) and it was amazing. So so good. Came here this past weekend and was really, really letdown. The waiter kind of started it off poorly and I knew it was going to be downhill from there. I got bfast tacos and husbo had biz and gravy (both specials of the day) My bfast tacos did not come with salsa like described and had absolutely no flavor. Husbo said his biz and gravy was odd - one biz was sweet and wheat while the other was doughy and white? And the gravy was interesting to say the least. We both got fruit cups which were completely different from each other. Then our waiter never came back to check on us the whole time. But he did bring us the check and within 1 minute of setting it down he came back to ask if it was ready - Which it wasn't. Finally, we gave them money and our phone with a groupon. The waitress brought back change but temporarily misplaced my husband's phone. Not a pleasant experience since he runs his construction company from said phone. She found it and brought it back, but really? I'm not sure if we'll go back - it seems like they don't know how to handle a busy crowd....

    (2)
  • Meredith W.

    Delicious and quaint! There was no wait for Sunday brunch around 10:45. We had the special chorizo hash and the multigrain pancakes with blueberries and bananas, along with coffee, almond horchata, and a latte. We shared for a perfect savory sweet blend. I will be back!

    (5)
  • Rory G.

    Pretty solid breakfast place. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Great coffee. I had the omelet which was really good. Will definitely go back.

    (4)
  • Tony N.

    Over priced. Way over priced. Decent food. Not sure why breakfast is so expensive at this place, food is good, but not worth the price. Many other options out there.

    (2)
  • Sean M.

    Simple and excellent! Went there this morning and got the lowdown from the employees. The chef/owner is the ex-chef at Ina's on Randolph. Ina's has been a Randolph street staple for a long time and I hope this place is a longstanding spot on Grand as well. Had the vegetable frittata that was in a roasted red pepper sauce and topped with sautéed spinach. Excellent! My wife had the corn cakes and Virginia ham. Really good as well. We also shared a waffle that was nearly perfect. Sided with fruit and covered in powdered sugar. Intelligentsia coffee and they also make espresso drinks. Here is what I think is the best part....every weekday from 6:30 to 9 am (don't quote me on those hours) they do $5 breakfasts to go! 5 sandwich options and a cup of coffee or tea to go?! Awesome deal! I'll be back often.

    (5)
  • Jamie M.

    Food was great and service was great. Not too much more you can ask for! We arrived around 11am on a Sunday. We were seated immediately upon entering. Our waiter was attentive and accommodating. Our food came quickly and correctly though we had particular requests for the preparation of our food. My salmon cake benedict was delicious. The waiter willing separated our checks which has become a big problem for restaurants as of late. Overall, a great brunch experience.

    (5)
  • Cory G.

    Glad I found this gem. Great food. Great service. Great prices. And it's BYOB to boot! Definite going back soon.

    (5)
  • MaryAnne S.

    One of the best servers in Chicago, Roberto Ortiz, has just joined the crew (former colleagues of his) at Breakfast House. Yay! Also, note that the restaurant is open for dinner now. A nice menu of comfort foods (short ribs, salmon, fried chicken) and BYOB. That's a great combination.

    (5)
  • Jewel L.

    Great food, great service, easy parking. Had the Salmon cake eggs benidict special. Outstanding!! So good and my eggs were cooked perfectly. Nice atmosphere for talking. Love this spot.

    (5)
  • Justin B.

    Used a Groupon here for brunch today; very bland food (tried the oven-baked frittata and the omelette with asparagus and goat cheese), but I was looking for healthy and light, so Breakfast House delivered well here. Our server moved fast and the food was on the table 15 minutes after ordering. I suspect this is one of those places that I would explore further if it was closer to home, but as is, I go to Hollywood Grill at Ashland/North for my average diner food!

    (3)
  • Jeff C.

    Great for the breakfast and lunch classics, but what sets this place apart is their unusual daily specials. At my last visit I had a braised shortrib grilled cheese. Yum! Reasonably priced and adjacent to a Divvy station. What more can you ask for?

    (4)
  • Josh W.

    Awesome local spot. My favorite chilaquilles in the city. No lines, amazing service and they serve intelligentsia coffee.

    (5)
  • Ndn C.

    I haven't had anything else there but based upon just the fried chicken itself, I give it five stars. 3 perfectly crisped, evenly cooked through pieces of wing, leg and breast. Cole slaw was fresh.

    (5)
  • Craig S.

    Came on a Sunday just before 1pm. No waiting, cute sidewalk tables. Service was great, food even better. Intelligentsia coffee. I had eggs with bacon, crispy potatoes and a short stack of multigrain pancakes. Everything was prepared well and tasted fresh. Definitely coming back when I'm in town again. Only drawback was that they don't take amex.

    (5)
  • Tasha F.

    For the prices, it was just alright. Parking was easy on the day I went. I can't even recall my breakfast and I generally recall my meals. The tables were too tight. The service was timely and friendly.

    (3)
  • Rardo s.

    This place is the has best and cleanest breakfast food in the city, hands down. Impossible to find anything wrong!

    (5)
  • Colleen D.

    So far so good. Came last weekend for the multigrain / banana pancakes -YUM! The bacon was very good too. Service was attentive enough. Today I picked up a chopped chicken salad to go. Great grilled chicken breasts - a large portion maybe two? Over greens, avocado, cucumber, tomato. Just enough dressing to keep it together. Very good!

    (4)
  • SV V.

    Perfect breakfast/brunch/lunch spot in our neighborhood. Easy to walk to and ample parking. Never have to wait on a weekend. Great coffee! Service is always good, fast and the food is quite tasty. 4 out of 5 stars since they close at 3pm--would love to see a dinner menu.

    (4)
  • Dante M.

    I eat here every Sunday. Great food, great service!! The prices are reasonable. I would recommend this to everyone!!

    (5)
  • Eric M.

    The Breakfast House makes me wish I was in that movie Groundhog Day, so I could wake up every morning and eat their delicious food. Service: prompt and courteous. Food: delicious and perfectly proportioned Price: $8-12/plate. Worth it. BH isn't the fanciest place you'll ever eat at, but it's clean, comfortable and worth every penny. The perfect place at which to become a regular.

    (5)
  • Huyen V.

    This is our new spot. Kid friendly, great staff that remembers your preferences. Good food, new specials everyday.

    (5)
  • Michael D.

    My idea of an enjoyable Sunday breakfast is to eat good food in an eatery with attentive service and no waiting lines that provides a quiet and comfortable setting. Well, my wife recently found a place that meets all these requirements, and we are now steady customers. That place is the Breakfast House, which has been opened for about seven months. It offers a nice variety of diner food and is open daily for lunch and breakfast. It has two indoor dinning rooms with unremarkable decor, one with about 10 tables and a counter with stools and the other with seven tables. Outdoor seating is also available with two tables in front of the restaurant and four more on the side. My wife and I have breakfasted there several times and have been extremely impressed with the quality of the food, the very friendly and efficient service, the moderate prices, and the relaxed, peaceful setting. One highly recommended dish is the Huevos Rancheros. It is very well prepared with fresh ingredients that include savory black beans, pepper jack cheese, and ranchero sauce. Another huge hit is the Vegetable Frittata. This vegetarian dish is oven baked and the ingredients besides eggs include bell peppers, shaved zucchini, and sautéed spinach. Daily specials are also offered. One that we recently sampled was the Egg Tacos. This dish consisted of three separate corn tortillas filled with scramble eggs, pepper jack cheese, chopped bacon, and onions topped with cold pico de gallo sauce. All of the ingredients were fresh and work extremely well in combination with each other. One issue was that because the pico de gallo sauce was cold (as it should be), it cooled the eggs too quickly. Nevertheless, this dish was delicious as well as very filling. In the future I would ask to have the pico de gallo served on the side. Another noteworthy special just tried was the Omelet A La Mexicana. It was filled with jack cheese, jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, and corn and topped with ranchero sauce. It was very well made and tasty. Another feature of this establishment is that abundant free street parking is always available. Each time we've visited the Breakfast House, we were seated immediately. However, the popularity of this little gem is rapidly picking up, and I am afraid that it won't be long before we will have to stand in line to get in. I just hope that if it gets to that point, reservations won't be hard to get.

    (5)
  • Neysha T.

    This place is awesome!!! Definitely 2 thumbs up. The beau and I decided to explore more restaurants in the neighborhood as opposed to dining downtown so much. We discovered this gem via a Yelp zip code search and waalaa, we're hooked. We have eaten breakfast here (our 2 yr old included) for the past 2 weekends because the food is that good. We also love that they have vegetarian and pork free options. At the last minute, I decided to host Mother's Day brunch at my house for family and friends. Called up BH and asked if they could cater. We worked out the menu Friday afternoon and my food for 30 was delivered Sunday hot and delicious - just as planned. Because morning prep was a lil hectic for me so I did not miss that they forgot to bring my fruit platter. However, before my guests arrived and before I realized the missing item, they were ringing my door bell. Surprise, they had my fruit and apologized profusely. I live so close though; it wasn't a big deal to come back. The portions were plentiful, the food was flavorful, and the menu was extremely diverse and all raved about how tasty it all was. I'm sure they'll pick up at least 15 new customers from my guests alone. Even just as I write this review, a friend is texting me to inquire about the salmon cakes on my menu and how she plans to take her family there this weekend. Kudos Breakfast House! Total Winner

    (5)
  • Bex F.

    Don't come here. Please, really. Don't. We like this place and it's not crowded or overrun, no line, it's quiet, low-key....Yeah, so please don't ruin it. The interior is simple, no frills, but who needs frills when you're there to eat breakfast and wake up. Everybody is pleasant. My sweetheart loves the Intelligentsia coffee. He's had omelets, once with either andouille or chorizo, I forget, but he said it was spicier than he expected. He does like their omelets quite well. I've had pancakes a few times. Once was regular buttermilk, the other multi-grain; both good and fluffy and tasty and the short stack is the perfect portion, for me anyway. They have real chocolate milk here which got me all a-flutter, sending me over the edge into big fandom -- real, as in not chocolate syrup and milk or whatever. Yeahhhh....it was yummy. It's not really any pricier than any other place to go. It's city pricing unfortunately, yes, but when you factor in all the pluses, it's worth it. But please, I beg of you, don't ruin this place!

    (4)
  • Kitty E.

    We just spent an hour getting dicked around outside this joint waiting for a table. Multiple parties of the same size arrived after us and were seated in a timely fashion. After checking in a couple times and being assured "the next table was ours," we asked about those who had been seated before us and we're told they had reservations. When we called to ask about the wait, a reservation was not offered. Upon our arrival we were told there would be a fifteen minute wait, and, with the staff knowing full well that there were reservations, and the wait estimate was clearly incorrect. We waited from 10:30 until 11:30 before giving up and going to the Spoke. The food looked good from the sidewalk, however, we will not return to try it. Wildly incompetent staff is inexcusable. Good luck with this place.

    (1)
  • Jeffrey C.

    It's about time I wrote this note. I've been here at least a dozen if not 20 times already. This is my go-to place for anytime before 3pm. The daily specials are great and super fresh. Breakfast foods have been great and very well prepared. I've had omeletes, huevos rancheros, pancakes, waffles, house special hash, etc... it's all been top notch. Great bacon ta'boot. Lunch foods are equally great and super fresh. Great fresh sandwiches and salads! Homemade soups that are fantastic! Homemade salad dressings that are amazing! FRESH salad!... no bagged-easy-lazy-service-sprayed-with-shelflife-­extender product... actual freshly washed salad stuffs!!! It's so strange that I'll write a long-winded review for a place that is awful, but for a great place such as Breakfast House, all I can muster is: this place is really great... GO! Good and friendly service. Very clean and bright interior and presentation. Just GO. (if I say 'great' or use a '!' on more time.......)

    (5)
  • Liz P.

    I tried Breakfast House for the first time over the weekend. The servers were really, really nice and attentive, and the food was pretty good - except the vegetable frittata was full of mushrooms (which were not listed as an ingredient on the menu, grr...).

    (4)
  • Dominick C.

    Are you sexy, free and single and ready to mingle? Well, Breakfast House isn't the place to go then. More of a quaint, married and neighborly diner, this hole in a wall is better suited for families, elite-ipsters, and gourmet seekers. (For a spicier, more punk-ish and Latin vibe, head to Output just across the street.) Though I wasn't expecting it, the ambiance of this place is a real winner. The lighting is super sexy, the marble counter felt good against my elbows and the intelligentsia coffee is so fresh it should be slapped. Service is excellent, also. The food is pretty good too, though you may be a little disappointed with the portion size. Luckily, it's delicious. .. I guess I'm just a fatty :-(

    (4)
  • Brice F.

    Decided to try BH for the first time last weekend with my wife and 18-mo old son. We are creatures of habit and love a good breakfast. That being said, we will be going back soon! We arrived around 9am on a Saturday and there was no wait to get our table. The host and servers were very polite and greeted our son with a plate of sliced banana which was a great touch of service. The Intelligentsia coffee was a nice surprise. Most of all, the food was awesome. From the first bite (Huevos Rancheros) I knew we were in for a good meal. Everything was fresh and not greasy at all. The pancakes were awesome (close in taste to my long-time fave at Salt & Pepper RIP). My wife had the corn cakes which were also great. On a side note, as a self-proclaimed "portion snob" the portions were perfect. Nothing too little and certainly nothing too ridiculous. We'll definitely be back for sure, and I can easily see this as my new morning go-to spot on the weekend (and maybe on my way into work during the week if necessary).

    (5)
  • Hassahn P.

    Greetings & Salutations, This is actually my first official yelp review. I have wanted to do it a few times but I promised the very nice young ladies from this establishment that I would. My lady friend and I stumbled upon this place while we were hanging out on the north side of Chicago. We actually sat down at another restaurant and left there because we didn't really like the choices on the menu. Well, I'm very happy to say that the Breakfast House was exactly what we were looking for that day. They had a very decent variety of breakfast options, attentive & great customer service, and quality yet delicious food. We both enjoyed our meals. The pancakes were really good and because i'm a non-pork or beef eater, I loved the other "meat" options. This place feels like "Cheers,' a place where everybody knows your name. I would give it five stars but I wasn't blown away by the food but it is damn good! I highly recommend the Breakfast House. It is small and quaint, yet is huge in personality, quality of service, and taste of food.

    (4)
  • L M.

    Newly opened business located in the old Tulum Grill location. The spot has had a mini-makeover. Looks good. The staff was friendly. We ordered the veggie frittata, the huevos rancheros and a short stack. The food was good. We especially enjoyed the pancakes. They were light and fluffy. The prices were decent. We hope they add a breakfast burrito, some chilaquiles and maybe some more vegetarian options.

    (4)
  • Salil G.

    Average breakfast place. It doesn't have the wow factor in the food and doesn't compare to places like Bongo Room. Prices are ok, but for the money, I'm heading over to Wicker Park and going to Bongo, or Feast, or one of the other better places.

    (3)
  • Zachary O.

    So the food here is actually decent. Nothing special as far as breakfast goes, but it's fine. My friends had the vanilla waffle and two eggs over medium respectively, and each enjoyed their meal. Otherwise, our visit was a f%&$^*# trainwreck! There's no apparent way to be seated- you sort of walk in, and nobody comes to ask if you'd like to be seated, where you'd like to be seated, etc. Finally, we chose to sit outside. Terrible decision. They also have these awkward fence things around the outdoor seating which make pouring coffee pretty difficult. Our waitress spilled on my friend while doing this. The server was also pretty negligent of our table, so that component of the meal was just overall pretty bad. The worst thing has to do with the check, however. We got the bill, gave the server our credit cards, and she came back and the bill was $15 more than what had been listed. They acted like they had no idea what the problem was, and then, after about 5 minutes or so, realized that they had divided the total of our bill by two and then multiplied by three. It was just frustrating. I'd say this place needs to step up its game. Like so many other places in Chicago that aren't located in more affluent, frequently visited parts of town (Loop, Lincoln Park, Old Town, etc) the business practices here were just pretty shoddy.

    (2)
  • Rhonda F.

    I had breakfast this morning with my family. Loved it! I had an omlet with red peppers and mushrooms, a corn cake and fresh fruit. Everything was perfect! The pancakes my son had looked great and he said he loved them. The only small glitch I had was the coffee was not hot. I told the waitress and she made a fresh pot - easily fixed. I just don't want to have to request hot coffee. The place is small and clean, a very attractive room. The service was wonderful, attentive but not bothersome. The prices were fair, a good value. I will definately be back!

    (5)
  • S t.

    Very surprising find, quaint, a great atmosphere, even better service. My husband, daughter and I ate there, and were very satisfied. I can't believe no review is mentioning the eggs...and how creamy and delicious they are. My husband had the steak and eggs and devoured it all. I can't wait to go back, soon! Go here, you will not be disappointed!

    (5)
  • Nick H.

    Went to Breakfast House this past Saturday for some good old fashioned brunch. The menu is somewhat limited, but there's nothing on it that wouldn't satisfy you. I had the house hash. It was delicious. My roommate got some OJ with his meal and you could tell that the last container juice touched before hitting the glass was it's own skin. Very fresh juice. The menu items have a Mexican twist, which fits the area well. Prices are average, about $9 for a meal. Service was great, they were very attentive. All in all, a positive experience which I would recommend to anyone in the area.

    (4)
  • Jim C.

    Walking home from work, I found that one of my favorite breakfast places now serves dinner. What a delicious surprise! The corn chowder was fabulous. The salmon was a perfect medium and the shrimp pasta was a very pleasant choice. This won't stay unknown long. We will be back soon.

    (5)
  • Megan S.

    We went last weekend for brunch and had the most confused, poor service and mostly inedible food. Highlights include: - Having to ask for menus after waiting 5 minutes - Grounds in the coffee - No refills on water - No toast brought out until the meal was over - The ham = bologna (not kidding) - We literally saw our food sit on the corner for 15 minutes before anyone brought it out to us - Also the toast just sat there for 15 more minutes after we got our food until we had to ask for it. - The toast also was wet ??? - Over cooked *almost hardboiled eggs (when they were supposed to be over-easy) - Weird texture to the food (the pancakes and corn cakes) - Huevos rancheros (with over cooked eggs) was a big, sloppy puddle of goo We were a party of 5 and we all agreed it was an awful experience. The only good thing was that they moved the tables to accommodate us and there was no wait. Not sure why this place is getting so many great reviews. I'd take Uncle Mikes over this, even if Breakfast House was offering free food. Also Tulum Grill (the old restaurant Breakfast House replaced) was far superior in every single possible way. NO THANKS BREAKFAST HOUSE.

    (1)
  • Amanda G.

    My breakfast was excellent. They have really good servers, nice and welcoming. There restaurant is open early in the morning, great for my schedule and they have free WiFi as well as unlimited refills of coffee.

    (4)
  • Jonathan C.

    I live in the land of popular brunch spots and almost all of the well known places include a long line of hungry patrons waiting to get in. Im a little tired of that, although a long line is almost always a sign of a good food and the lack of a line might bring one pause. Well, don't pause and or pass on this place. BH is a quaint little spot on Grand and Wood in a parking spot loaded area (I walked but if you drive, you can park almost anywhere) in Ukrainian Village. The menu is not huge but the selections are creative and simple. There are excellent pancakes, a creative hash or two and usually one or two latino inspired dishes plus more. The service is excellent and the decor is light filled and comfy. You should try it, I say! Well, actually, don't, so that way I wont have to wait in line when I go......

    (4)
  • Shirley T.

    Just moved to the area and my boyfriend and I decided to give Breakfast House a shot. We got iced coffees (Intellegentsia, delicious!), he got the breakfast taco special and I got the corn meal cakes. I didn't try the taco itself but the sauce that came with it was tasty and spicy. My corn meal cakes were friggin' awesome and full of corn and flavor. They come with ham and eggs cooked to your choosing. Overall, we were really happy with our meal and service. Definitely worth a try!

    (4)
  • Melinda V.

    I Love Breakfast House!!! I 've had daily specials as well as regular menu items, Sunday brunch (no wait!), breakfast and lunch. This place is so much more than I could have hoped for, glad it is in the neighborhood!! Big fresh salads, dressings from scratch, delicious homemade soups, fresh and tasty specials... I could go on! Service is friendly and prices are very good, especially for the quality of the food. I am thinking of heading over for lunch today! Fingers crossed that they start doing dinner too, I could seriously use some pancakes for dinner!

    (5)
  • Andrea Y.

    Had the salmon cake Benedict and it was great! All the dishes I saw brought out all looked delicious! Love that they have Intelligentsia coffee and fresh squeezed juice, too. And free street parking!

    (5)
  • Craig S.

    Great food and service! We'll definitely be back!

    (5)
  • P S.

    This place is great! My wife and I went here on a Groupon and loved everything we had. The owner was super nice to us even though we had Groupon. I will definitely be back soon.

    (4)
  • Sara B.

    We live 2 blocks away & love going here on weekends. They are very accommodating for kids. Food was delicious & service was good.

    (5)
  • Jennifer P.

    Good food, reasonable prices, and really excellent service from a helpful and charming waiter. Great coffee. This is off my beaten path, and I don't know if I'd make destination of it, but if I find myself over that way I would definitely stop in again, and if I lived in the neighborhood I would be the Duke of the joint.

    (4)
  • Randi S.

    Happy to see a quality breakfast place near my neighborhood. The service is great, and it's never jammed like the other breakfast/brunch places in nearby Wicker Park/Bucktown. The menu is more sophisticated than the average diner and can hold up to more gourmet places in other parts of the city. Other perks include: - ample street parking - it's BYOB and serves intelligentsia coffee - reasonable prices, decent portions - comfortable setting, not crowded

    (5)
  • Jim C.

    I went there two times and had Huevos Rancheros = very good. Breakfast Hash=ok Sat at the counter so the service was real good. I like that you can show up there on a weekend at 9-10am and not have to stand in line to get a table. My guess is that it is slow there because they are on a stretch of Grand Ave that does not have much retail and foot traffic. I will go back.

    (3)
  • Alice G.

    We had our wedding rehearsal at Salvage One during the mid-day and Breakfast House was the perfect place to have our Rehearsal Brunch! We reserved the back room, which accommodated 17 of us perfectly. We brought in Champagne and they had ice and carafes of orange juice ready to go. We had them bring out soup and salad for everyone then they ordered off the menu. We were all in a great/partying mood and had a great time

    (5)
  • Aaron G.

    Just moved to the neighborhood and this was a close spot to try out. It is a nice little place that most people probably would overlook, but don't. I had the chicken and waffles and they were amazing. You get so much food and is totally worth the price. The waitress was nice and helpful. I would go back again and plan to bring some more people to try out their breakfast.

    (5)
  • Kristin G.

    Great service, their specials menu is great. First time we came here for brunch I couldn't decide between the Sweet Potato Pancakes or the eggs...so I got both. Delish!

    (4)
  • Rick M.

    Awesome food, with a very friendly staff. The outdoor seating is quiet and typically available for weekend breakfast/brunch. I'll definitely be back soon.

    (5)
  • Adam G.

    My favorite huevos rancheros in the city. And I am a huevos rancheros snob. I really enjoy the Breakfast House's down-to-earth approach. The staff is courteous and make you feel welcome.

    (4)
  • Katye M.

    I've been to breakfast house a couple times, for breakfast and lunch. They produced a delicious meal each time, and I've never been disappointed. Great addition to the neighborhood!

    (5)
  • Judicious Z.

    Loved the French Toast, House Hash, staff, and cleanliness of this brightly lit inviting restaurant. Very much liked the relatively good value of the menu prices and the other entrée of 2 eggs w/fruit and toast. Would like to come back for lunch. The menu is inviting. Average outside appearance and scruffy planter boxes. We dined early Sunday morning. No problem with prompt seating. VERY lovely staff.

    (4)
  • jennette m.

    only open for a month some places survive for years and still don't get it right! YUM YUM breakfast done right, tasty, fresh, timing, service ,clean, simple décor, great price 2 ppl 19.21$ including coffee!! awesome corn cakes Jimmy the cook AWESOME,AWESOME,AWESOME did I say AWESOME!!!

    (5)
  • Brian W.

    Really good breakfast place. We went there on a holiday and heard we just missed the morning rush. I had the steak and eggs and my wife had a omelet and potatoes. The steak was well seasoned and not overcooked. Both our potatoes were soft and tasty. I want to go back and try the French toast. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. A definite place to go back to

    (5)
  • S S.

    New and Disorganized. This was our first time at Breakfast House, which is in our hood. I was really hoping to like it. I ordered the BLT benedict and my bf ordered the brisket hash. Our breakfast sat in the window, unheated, along with a bunch more plates of food, for too long. Four of the staff gathered at the window and couldn't seem to figure out where the food was to be delivered. Once we finally got our food, it was cold, not very suprising since it sat there for so long. Unfortunately, the food being cold wasn't the only problem. The brisket hash did not have enough meat, instead it was overloaded with potatoes and one of the two poached eggs was overcooked. As for the benedict, the bacon wasn't freshly cooked, the English muffin wasn't toasted, the tomatoes were anemic looking and tasteless (really disappointing since it is high time to get great tomatoes!), the avocado wasn't ripe and again, one of the two poached eggs was overcooked. The hollandaise sauce was tasty, but that couldn't overcome the other problems with the dish. The staff was pleasant, but I am afraid we will not be back.

    (1)

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Opening Hours

  • Mon :7:00 am - 3:00pm

Specialities

  • Takes Reservations : Yes
    Delivery : Yes
    Take-out : Yes
    Accepts Credit Cards : Yes
    Good For : Brunch
    Parking : Street
    Bike Parking : Yes
    Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
    Good for Kids : Yes
    Good for Groups : Yes
    Attire : Casual
    Ambience : Casual
    Noise Level : Average
    Alcohol : No
    Outdoor Seating : Yes
    Wi-Fi : Free
    Has TV : Yes
    Waiter Service : Yes
    Caters : Yes

Breakfast House

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