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Chicago's 4 favorite spots to find low-priced breakfast and brunch fare

Chicago's 4 favorite spots to find low-priced breakfast and brunch fare
Photo: The Crepe Shop/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 29, 2020.

Looking for a mouthwatering breakfast and brunch meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable breakfast and brunch restaurants around Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. The Crepe Shop

Photo: The Crepe Shop/Yelp

Topping the list is The Crepe Shop. Located at 2934 N. Broadway St. (between Oakdale and Wellington avenues.) in Lake View East, the creperie and breakfast and brunch spot, which offers coffee and tea and more, is the highest-rated cheap breakfast and brunch restaurant in Chicago, boasting five stars out of 340 reviews on Yelp.

2. Saucy Porka

Photo: Thuy Dan T./Yelp

Next up is the Loop's Saucy Porka, situated at 335 S. Franklin St. (between Van Buren Street and Jackson Boulevard). With 4.5 stars out of 644 reviews on Yelp, the cafe, breakfast and brunch and Asian fusion spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.

If you're hungry for more, we found these details about Saucy Porka.

"Saucy Porka's menu is a unique blend of traditional Latin and Asian spices and flavors," the business notes in the history section of its Yelp profile. "Whether it's the pho ramen soup with pork carnitas or the chorizo style egg rolls with avocado aioli, your taste buds will definitely be awakened."

3. La Fournette

Photo: Janice L./Yelp

Old Town's La Fournette, located at 1547 N. Wells St. (between Burton Place and North Avenue), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced bakery, patisserie/cake shop and breakfast and brunch spot 4.5 stars out of 464 reviews.

We looked there to learn more about La Fournette.

As to what the business is known for, "Specialties include bread, breakfast pastries, croissants, French macarons, coffee and tea," it writes on Yelp in the section about specialties.

4. Boar's Head Cafe

Photo: Samantha Z./Yelp

Boar's Head Cafe, a cafe and breakfast and brunch spot that offers sandwiches and more in the Loop, is another inexpensive go-to, with four stars out of 53 Yelp reviews. Head over to 210 W. Lake St. (between Post Place and Wells Street) to see for yourself.


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