Chicago’s brunch scene is nothing to squawk at. Whatever neighborhood you find yourself in, there’s a delicious spot to satisfy your early-morning cravings. When it comes to breakfast foods, eggs top the list for versatility and customization and omelettes make a great no-fail choice to start your day. Like a pizza, you can put anything you want in an omelette and it’s always *chef’s kiss*. This time, we rounded up 9 of the best places to order omelettes in Chicago. All there’s left to decide is whether you’re #TeamKetchup or #TeamHotSauce.
130 E Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601
196 E Pearson St. Chicago, IL 60611
While Wildberry is a known hot spot in the city for early diners with a sweet tooth, the menu has no shortage of savory delights. If you’re jonesing for an omelette, Wildberry offers seven options, like the Napa Valley Fig, which features California figs, scallions, applewood bacon, and aged havarti cheese. If you’re very particular, you can also customize your own.
565 W Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60661
If you’re catching a train at Union Station or just arriving into the city, Lou Mitchell’s is the perfect spot to treat your taste buds. The classic diner ambience welcomes you in and Lou’s robust menu with almost two dozen omelette options will leave you satisfied. For something different, try the Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Onion omelette!
2748 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
Batter & Berries in Lincoln Park is well-loved for their famous french toast flight. Their “deconstructed omelets” are nothing to bat an eye at either. Choose from standard options like the Spinach or specialty flavors like the Lemon Pepper Lobster or “We’re Movin’ on Up” Ribeye.
1700 W Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
If you want to shake it up a bit for breakfast, stop by Uncle Mike’s in West Town. As the “Home of Chicago’s Famous Filipino Breakfast,” Uncle Mike’s offers the usual American breakfast classics as well as Filipino fare (bangus, anyone?). For omelettes, try the crowd favorite Manila Omelette with tomato, green pepper, onion, mushroom, broccoli, and chicken breast.
909 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
Ann Sather in Lakeview runs with the philosophy of “good food, good friends, and good conversation.” Home to oversized homemade cinnamon rolls and Swedish pancakes, waffles, and meatballs, the restaurant is a local favorite. For your eggs fix, dig your fork into one of their “three egg omelets,” like the Mediterranean Omelet, complete with sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, spinach, and feta cheese.
4631 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
Tiztal Cafe started out as a juice bar and transformed into a go-to spot in Uptown for breakfast and lunch with a blend of Mexican and American fare. It is home to the popular chilaquiles and oatmeal shakes. For something unique, try the Zucchini Pesto Omelet or Famous Zepher Omelet.
1470 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
5022 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
The Bongo Room serves fresh, seasonal breakfast and brunch. Sweet menu items like pancakes and french toast are popular and have seasonal flavors like pumpkin and caramelized apple. For savory seekers, the Beef, Cremini, Spinach, and Garlic Herb Butter Omelette is a must-try for a mouthwatering experience.
2458 W Division St. Chicago, IL 60622
Get a taste of Puerto Rican breakfast at Nellie’s! This Humboldt Park eatery offers a breakfast buffet on weekends 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nellie’s is the only Puerto Rican breakfast buffet in the city. If you’re craving an omelette that isn’t your typical ham and cheese (also on the menu!), try the El Vecino Omelet, which has chorizo, cilantro, onions, tomatoes, jalapeño, chihuahua cheese, and a drizzle of sour cream. Pro tip: Don’t skip the Avena de Coco (Coconut Oatmeal) for dessert.
333 E Benton Pl. Ste 103 Chicago, IL 60601
There can’t be a more apt name for a breakfast joint than Eggy’s. The diner has a robust menu to satisfy any and all cravings. All omelettes are made with four farm fresh eggs. Try the signature omelette The Verb, which is an egg white omelette with avocado, swiss cheese, spinach, green peppers, and jalapeños.
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