Believe it or not, swimsuit season is just around the corner! But don’t let that deter you from soaking up all the warmer months have to offer – it just comes down to moderation. There are choices you can make in any social situation so you can indulge responsibly and enjoy upcoming social gatherings like weddings, picnics and parties without overdoing it or feeling left out.

Bringing the treats? You can control what options are available. I’ve created a list of the 4 best Lakeview bakeries that include some “not so bad” options for when you need balance, and “bad” options because hey, if you’re going to treat yourself, you may as well do it right!

Vanille Patisserie

Photo courtesy of Vanille Patisserie.

Vanille is a classic French patisserie with an astounding selection of pastries, cookies and desserts perfect for the holidays or your next special occasion. They have several individual pastries too, so you don’t have to worry about leftovers; just get exactly how many servings you need.

When it comes to a special occasion, though, if you are going to be bad… do it well. The Royal (pictured here) is a delightfully sinful chocolate mousse on top of a crisp caramel streusel base with a layer of hazelnut dacquoise. If you want just a little sweet decadence but don’t want to wreck your nutrition for the day, try one of their 15 seasonal flavors of macarons. One macaron has under 120 calories on average.

Bittersweet Pastry Shop

Bittersweet is a European bakery AND cafe so you can get sinful pastries (like one of their amazing layered cakes) etc, but you can also get a healthy lunch of fresh salad, sandwiches and soups full of hearty vegetables that are updated weekly so all items are at the peak of freshness. The Turkey Reuben is a popular choice on fresh marbled rye – leaner than a traditional reuben that would have the added fat of corned beef.

Related: in the area? Check out these healthy lunch spots in Boystown while you’re up this way!

Dinkle’s Bakery

Dinkle's Stollen Best Bakeries in Chicago

Photo courtesy of Dinkle’s Bakery.

Like Bittersweet, Dinkel’s Bakery is one of the best bakeries (of the German variety) that also has a cafe. Indulge in a little history lesson by trying their famous stollen. The delicious flavor starts with a pure, hand-shaped butter dough, which surrounds a buttercream filling, almonds, cashews and fruit soaked overnight in rum and brandy. It is then glazed in melted butter and lightly dusted with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar. The recipe is from the 1800’s but they perfected it in the 20’s right here in Chicago and serve it all year round.

Need something a little more sustainable? Head to Dinkel’s for a healthy breakfast – choose a dish like the Veggie Baker’s Sunrise, which includes cage-free eggs, sharp white cheddar, avocado, spinach and pesto all on root bread.


La Boulangerie

Last, but not least, is La Boulangerie, another bakery AND cafe (French bakery, that is). They have some of the best tarts around — another great item to bring to a festive brunch or dinner. The Chocolate Passion Fruit Caramel Tart is an absolutely sinful indulgence – if you’re going to give into temptation, make sure it’s worth it! (It is.)

They also have the less guilt-inducing option of 8+ flavors of macarons (always a good choice when being bad but trying to stay good). Their savory crepes are one of the best things you can grab for lunch or breakfast. Since La Boulangerie has a traveling food truck, you can actually get these fresh meals on the go all over the city! The website updates the locations on a regular basis, – check if they will be in your area.

Have a favorite or see one we missed? Let us know in the comments!

Post written by FFC East Lakeview Membership Director Julia Groves.


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Now that happy hour is legal in the city of Chicago again (yes, there used to be restrictions on the happiest hours of the day in the past), we thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of the best happy hours in West Loop for you to check out the next time you’re in this neck of the woods.

Since this Chicago neighborhood is such a foodie hotspot, it was tough to narrow the list down to just a few. Don’t worry, we’ve got something to appeal to everyone’s tastes—and for almost every day of the week. Cheers!

Tuesdays: WestEnd – 1326 W. Madison St.

Specials: $10 salad or wrap and wine glass combo from 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Don’t derail your healthy efforts mid-week—just head over to WestEnd for a salad or wrap and wine combo. For just $10 you can get a full meal AND enjoy the health benefits of a glass of wine (of which we hear there are many!)

Thursdays: Carnivale – 702 W. Fulton Market

Specials: $4 Sofie, Matilda, Pepe Nero, Summertime, and Honkers bottles from 5:00–7:30 p.m.

If you want to get active while you imbibe, head over to Carnivale on Thursday nights. Not only do they have great eats and drinks, they also offer a complimentary dance class from 7:00–8:00 p.m. covering styles such as Samba, Salsa, Bachata, Cha-Cha, and the Merengue!


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Fridays: Nellcote – 833 W. Randolph St.

Specials: Get a beer and a 10-inch pizza for $10 from 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Pizza and beer always go well together. However, we’ll bet you haven’t seen anything like this pizza—French- inspired, fancy and also delicious! Go for the classic Margherita or try the Organic Sunnyside Up option for some added variety.

Saturdays: New Line Tavern – 201 N. Clinton St.

Specials: $4 Jameson, $4 Green Line, Bottom Up Wit and Alpha King drafts, $4.50 Wine glasses, and more

It’s not always easy to find drink deals on the weekends, but New Line Tavern has you covered with a number of different craft beer and wine options. They also offer a great menu of popular bar bites like sliders—not to mention the Bratwurst slider option—and wings. (If you’re looking for something lighter, they’ve got plenty of great salads, too!)

Sundays: Bar Takito – 201 N. Morgan St.

Specials: Brunch from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., $3 tacos & $2 Tecate

Sunday is still part of the weekend, isn’t it? Save as you savor Latin American small plates like street-style tacos, ceviche and papas fritas. On top of Tecate, this spot also serves delicious margaritas and palomas.

Did we forget your favorite restaurant or bar? Comment and let us know your other favorite happy hours in West Loop!

This post was written by an FFC contributor.

The stretch of Halsted Street in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood (from Belmont to Grace), affectionately referred to as Boystown, has some of the best bars and nightclubs geared for the LGBT community (and great brunch spots nearby, like these!). Check out this list of best bars in Boystown we put together!

Roscoe’s – 3356 N. Halsted St.

Dancing and drag shows are the highlight of this bar. A staple of Boystown, this is the place to experience the best of RuPaul’s Drag Race in person. The DJ in the back dance floor always cranks out dance hits to get you and your friends moving on weekends. Don’t forget to check out the daily pitcher specials!

Sidetrack – 3349 N. Halsted St.

Known for Broadway showtune sing-a-longs on Sunday and Monday evenings, this spacious hang-out bar has lots of areas to chat with friends or meet new people, including a rooftop deck. They have a large selection of frozen cocktails and five large bar areas to ensure you never have to wait too long for a drink.

Replay Beer and Bourbon – 3439 N. Halsted St.

Beer, bourbon and video games! What more can you can say? This bar really plays up the 90s nostalgia to creates a great space for hanging out and socializing. The back patio bar area is a huge hit in the summer months! Choose from 20 beers on tap and a large selection of fine bourbons to imbibe while playing one of the many vintage arcade games, most of which are free to play.

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The North End – 3733 N. Halsted St.

At the far north end of Boystown, lies a hidden gem of a sports bar. Not only can you watch your Chicago teams compete on giant flat screens, but they have pool tables and darts too. From the Super Bowl to the playoffs for hockey, basketball and baseball, this bar is a great place to join the crowd and watch the big games.

Elixir Lounge – 3452 N. Halsted St.

Known for their craft cocktails, this small but finely appointed bar makes the perfect place to have a more elegant night out. The staff of down-to-earth bartenders will help you select from their large menu of classic and signature cocktails and specialty martinis. And the intimate setting makes for great conversation as you sip on one of their more top-shelf drinks.

Wood Restaurant – 3335 N. Halsted St.

This upscale restaurant is definitely not your traditional bar for Boystown, but the friendly bar staff and the wine and cocktail menu make it must for this list. They have some of the best mixologists in not only the neighborhood, but in all of Chicago. And it doesn’t hurt that you can also have an amazing meal from an award winning chef here too.

You shouldn’t have to sacrifice a well-deserved night out just because it can wreak havoc on your diet! However, it can be tough to find those delicious AND healthy restaurants when you want to dine out. Have no fear, we’ve compiled a list of some of the hottest hangouts in the area; check out these 5 healthy restaurants in Lincoln Park!

Summer House – 1954 N. Halsted St.

Escape the winter blues and find yourself on the beach! Well, not quite, but this California-style American restaurant is like a beach house transplanted from its sister restaurant in Santa Monica.

The wood-fired grill cooks up menu items spotlighting seasonal, locally-sourced products. Check out the bakery counter on your way out for pastries, muffins and Lettuce Entertain You chef and partner Jeff Mahin’s famous cookies.

Healthy menu items that catch this RD’s eye:

  • Roasted Beets with Grapefruit Aioli
  • Wood Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos with Guacamole
  • Quinoa and Forbidden Black Rice Bowl with Green Curry and Local Veggies

BOKA – 1729 N. Halsted St.

If you have a special occasion coming up, consider this Michelin Star winning gem. Cozy up in a booth and enjoy the eclectic decor while enjoying beautifully executed dishes and craft cocktails.

Healthy menu items that catch this RD’s eye:

  • Heirloom Carrots with Pistachio, Amaranth and Smoked Goat Cheese
  • Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Pears and Sunflower Seeds
  • Coffee and Hazelnut Whole Milk Ice Cream


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Blue Door Farm Stand – 2010 N. Halsted St.

This farm-to-table café and artisan’s market, named for Oprah’s former Indiana property, prides itself on featuring fresh, seasonal food and drinks from local farms and farmers’ markets, including Chicago favorites Harvest Juicery and Bow Truss Coffee Roasters.

In addition to offering a catering service, the Blue Door Farm Stand can accommodate private events, offers takeout and local delivery. Lactose intolerant? You can order almond milk in your latte.

Healthy menu items that catch this RD’s eye:

  • Sweet Potato Hummus
  • Baked Parmesan Kale Chips
  • Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

Related: how a plant-based diet helped this group exercise instructor and personal chef overcome food addiction.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba – 2024 N. Halsted St.

You don’t have to leave your kids at home when you go to “Chicago’s Original Tapas Bar.” They have a children’s menu, as well as a complete gluten-free menu, including dessert. On Tuesdays take advantage of half-off Spanish wines, or half-priced craft cocktails on Mondays.

Menu items that catch this RD’s eye:

  • House Marinated Spanish Olives
  • Wood Oven Roasted Veggies with Toasted Pine Nuts
  • Seared Sea Scallops with Leeks and Torched Oranges

Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen – 1625 N. Halsted St.

This inexpensive BYOB place has something for everyone, including vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options.

Some health-conscious plates to consider:

  • Lentil Soup
  • Grilled Veggies with Curry Sauce
  • Falafel Plate with Hummus and Tahini Sauce

So look for these items which won’t undo all of your hard, healthy work because social health plays a role in your overall wellness too!

*Note: All menu items subject to change

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While a rigorous workout at FFC West Loop can leave you feeling energized and content, dining out in the area shouldn’t make you nervous about derailing your healthy eating habits. After all, getting out and enjoying a meal (or a happy hour once in a while, like these nearby spots) not made in your own kitchen is an event to be celebrated! Check out these healthy restaurants in West Loop that will offer something for everyone – no matter what type of cuisine you prefer!

Greek Islands (Mediterranean) – 200 S. Halsted St.

The “Mediterranean Diet” is widely considered to be one of the healthiest diets around, focusing on high consumption of vegetables, nuts, oils, legumes, fish and whole grains, and low consumption of red meat, dairy products and processed foods. At Greek restaurants like this one, opt for vegetable or seafood dishes, and steer clear of the fried foods, red meats and cream sauces.

Healthy suggestions:

  • Broiled seafood shish kabob
  • Vegetarian plate
  • Fresh whole fish

Haymarket Pub & Brewery (American/Pub) – 737 W. Randolph St.

Pub fare can be tricky when you’re watching what you eat, but that doesn’t mean it’s off limits. While you should probably skip the bun, pass on the fried foods and stay away from pizza, you still have many options to choose from for a tasty yet healthy meal.

Healthy suggestions:

  • Pear salad
  • Vegan chili
  • Grilled chicken breast – No bun
  • Diner-style burger – No bun, 1 patty only


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Jaipur (Indian) – 847 W. Randolph St.

Bread, rice, ghee (clarified butter) and cheese are staples in most Indian cuisine, and it can be tricky to see past them to the healthier options. Avoid the fried samosas, paneer (cheese) and malai (cream), go easy on the rice and help yourself to dal (lentils), lean meats, and of course, plenty of vegetables.

Healthy suggestions:

  • Tandoori chicken
  • Mahi tikka
  • Dal makahani
  • Navrattan korma

Sushi Dokku (Japanese) – 823 W. Randolph St.

Traditional Japanese cuisine centers on fresh fish, tofu and vegetables, but more and more these days we’re seeing tempura, mayonnaise-based “spicy” sauces, cream cheese and even fried foods making their way onto the menu. In addition to these, many restaurants offer a wide variety of noodle and rice dishes to choose from, which can be overloaded with refined carbohydrates and sodium. If you’re looking for a lighter meal, opting for the more traditional fare is recommended.

Healthy suggestions:

  • Cucumber and spiced tofu salad
  • Nigiri or sashimi
  • Northern California maki roll
  • Ecuador maki roll (hold the wasabi mayo)

Viaggio Ristorante & Lounge (Italian) – 1330 W. Madison St.

When you think of Italian food, what comes to mind other than pasta, cheese, pasta, tomatoes and… More pasta? While most Italian menus feature more pasta dishes than anything else, there are indeed other options if you’re willing to branch out. If you are looking for a pasta fix, I suggest splitting an entree-sized portion with a friend or loved one, and avoiding heavy cream sauces.

Healthy suggestions:

  • Salmon over mixed greens
  • Chicken Viaggio
  • Pappardelle shrimp and broccollini – Share it or box up half to go!

*Note: All menu items subject to change

Did we miss one of your favorite spots? Let us know in the comments!

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Narrowing down the best bars in Chicago’s South Loop is like trying to choose your favorite group fitness class — it can be done, but it sure isn’t easy!

For instance, some days you need that extra blast of cardio, while other days call for sustained yoga poses. The bars in the South Loop offer this same appealing mix of high-energy and laid-back options.

Those of us who live, work and play in this neighborhood know that it’s an eclectic and dynamic community, and the South Loop bars reflect that vibe.

So the next time you’re looking for a fun night out in the area, check out these local hot spots:

The Scout Waterhouse and Kitchen – 1301 S. Wabash Ave.

The Scout is the MVP of sports bars, and in Chicago, that’s really saying something. With TVs everywhere you look and a beer menu that covers the spectrum from PBR Tall Boys to double chocolate stouts, you’ll be happy even if the Blackhawks, Bears, Bulls, or Sox (this is the South Loop, after all) are losing.

Square One – 1400 S. Michigan Ave.

Feeling especially cool and classy? Make your way over to Square One, an intimate bar with unusual touches, such as a self-serve wine station, a projector broadcasting old movies and wine barrel chandeliers. Order one of the swanky cocktails, such as the O&M—freshly muddled jalapeños, vodka, sake, and lemonade—to fully appreciate Square One’s flair.

Vice District Brewing – 1454 S. Michigan Ave.

Get your craft beer on at Vice District Brewing, a welcome addition to Chicago’s South Loop. Started by home brewing neighbors-turned-friends (whom you may find behind the bar), this dog-friendly spot serves a small rotating selection of beers. Communal tables and board games add to Vice’s appeal. Pair a beer flight with free popcorn, or stick around to see if a food truck rolls up. You can also bring in your own meal or order from local restaurants.

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The Spoke & Bird – 205 E. 18th St.

It seemed appropriate to include this bar and restaurant because The Spoke & Bird’s owners are avid bikers, and they are moving full speed ahead on their dream of a bike beer garden. Imagine a sunny day, a lovely patio, a cool brew and a tune-up. Sounds good to us!

Related: speaking of brew, if you’re looking for cold brew there’s a chance you’ll find it at one of these 6 coffee shops in the loop!

Acadia – 1639 S. Wabash Ave.

If the prices on the food menu frighten you, take a deep breath and visit Acadia for cocktail hour before dinner elsewhere. Acadia is an oenophile’s dream, but for those uninterested in wine, the bartenders are also expert mixologists. Fun options include Shenanigans, which combines bourbon with housemade cherry cola, and Sweater Weather, featuring espresso, imperial stout and sea salt.

First Draft – 649 S. Clark St.

A true neighborhood bar, First Draft is a fun place for happy hour on Friday afternoons (or Mondays… We won’t tell anyone). The drink menu features tried-and-true sports bar staples, rotating draft selections, and an extensive bourbon, whiskey and tequila list. Keep an appropriate drinking-to-eating ratio with a bison burger, beer-battered onion rings or the charcuterie plate. (Oh, and maybe throw in a kale salad to keep the registered dietitians at FFC happy…

What are your favorite bars in Chicago’s South Loop? Let us know!

Written by FFC affiliate, Kelsey Schagemann, a is a Chicago-based writer and editor whose work has appeared on the popular websites Fiterazzi, A Practical Wedding, PR Week, Red Tricycle, Jealous Magazine, and Refinery29.

Whether you need a morning cup of coffee to start your day or afternoon pick-me-up to power through, stepping out of the office for coffee in Chicago’s Loop is a great way to inject some energy into your routine.

While there are arguments on both sides of the coin, coffee also has some great benefits that can stave off many types of chronic illness and disease.

Various research and articles list benefits of coffee consumption that range from being a great source of antioxidants that help fight inflammation in the body to a decreasing the likelihood of developing Parkinson’s disease, liver cirrhosis, liver disease and others.

And it doesn’t stop there – coffee can also help you perform better in the gym. According to some research, caffeine increases the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream which allows muscles to absorb and burn them for fuel, which helps to save the body’s reserves of carbs for later on – thus being especially beneficial for endurance sports like running and cycling.

Need another reason to grab a cup? You’re in luck. We’ve rounded up the 6 best coffee break spots in Chicago’s Loop so you don’t have to venture too far. Check them out!

Meddle Coffee Bar/ Dark Matter 601 W Jackson Blvd

This is the spot to get your Dark Matter fix before work and for your mid-day lift. Feel free to settle in with your laptop as well and enjoy a unique, stylish, and modern cafe vibe with great music and a welcoming, knowledgeable barista staff. Meddle Coffee Bar on Jackson is an artful experience. Fun fact: a number of FFC locations now serve Dark Matter coffee at their local’84 Cafes!

MOJO Coffee 200 S Wacker Dr

Our fine city was chosen as the first U.S. location for this new addition for coffee in Chicago’s Loop. The New Zealand-founded cafe brings original and delicious ideas from the Southern Hemisphere, including “steampunk” pours. MOJO is an impeccable spot to sit down with a flat white, people-watch, share some ideas for a business meeting or chat with the amazingly talented staff.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea 222 S Riverside Plaza

A place where everybody knows your name, Peet’s blends incredible coffee with a memorable customer service experience that will turn you into a re-Peet customer. Break up a stressful day and perk yourself up with a Nitro Cold Brew or a Masala Chai Tea. Grab a tasty breakfast sandwich that’s good for any time of day.

Related: best happy hour spots in Chicago’s Loop.

Corner Bakery 444 W Jackson Blvd

With a wide variety of delicious breakfast, lunch, or brunch options, Corner Bakery is the choice for both coffee in Chicago’s Loop and a meal to power up when you hop off the Metra in the morning, after a lunchtime workout, or when you’re heading home. The flatbreads are incredible, and the soups are good for the soul. The staff will treat you right (say hey to Betty for me), and don’t forget to grab an oatmeal cookie or a lemon bar– you earned it with the workout!

Hero Coffee Bar 22 E Jackson Blvd

Slightly off the beaten path, Hero Coffee Bar feels a little like stepping into another world for a moment. Tucked into a very cool and well done alley space right off the Jackson sidewalk, Hero has the perfect ambiance for a date, or to sample their intriguing and well-crafted menu options with friends. Head here for coffee in Chicago’s Loop – Google it and discover a hidden gem in the Loop.

Dollop Coffee Co. 343 S Dearborn St

A vibrant shop with tons of natural light and a rustic vibe, Dollop is a favorite with the locals for their fantastic pastries, Metropolis-brand brews, and convenience to hopping on and off the Red Line. This is also an awesome atmosphere to take advantage when meeting up with friends or co-workers – Dollop has your choice or great food options for lunch or after work as well. Stop in and grab something to sip on the train.

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Between Boystown and Wrigleyville, the Lakeview neighborhood has a lot of nightlife to offer, so it makes perfect sense that weekend brunches in this community are also a big hit! To help you keep the weekend going in delicious style, we’ve compiled a list of the best weekend brunch spots in Lakeview for great food and drink specials:

Ann Sather’s – 909 W. Belmont Ave. / 3415 N. Broadway St.

The menu plays up the Swedish roots of the owner’s family (an FFC member) with items like Pancakes with Lingonberries and Swedish meatballs. Add to that the variety of omelets, Eggs Benedict and breakfast wraps, and it can be hard to choose. Most of the entreés come with two sides, or you can choose to substitute for their amazing cinnamon roll (it’s worth it). They’re so well-known for these that they put them in their logo! A must-try is the French Toast Fantasy, recommended by Rachel Ray from her visit here!

Bakin’ & Eggs – 3120 N. Lincoln Ave.

One word: BACON. Followed by these other words: Waffle. Pancakes. Flight! French toast is only on weekends. While waiting for a table, you won’t find a Bloody Mary on deck, so pop over to the café for a cup of Ipsento coffee. Pastries courtesy of The Lovely Bake Shop. (Stop in on Monday or Friday for half-off pastries!)

Batter & Berries – 2748 N. Lincoln Ave.

Want brunch any day of the week? This place is a must try, especially if you love French toast! Choose from one of the four featured flavors, or get a flight and try all of them! Skip the inevitable wait and sit at a communal table. You never know who you’ll meet! This isn’t one of Lakeview’s bottomless establishments (it’s BYOB), so come prepared with your own champagne.

Fennel & Iris – 1652 W. Belmont Ave.

Another great coffee spot boasting Intelligentsia French press coffee. While there aren’t a ton of items on the menu, the ones they do have are delicious. With an intimate, quirky atmosphere complete with mismatched chairs, this is a great place for private parties and showers, kids’ parties and even weddings. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, BYOB.

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Glenn’s Diner – 1820 W. Montrose Ave.

This place is known for their seafood and cereal bar (if you’re not into brunch food). Though breakfast is served all day, every day, their weekend brunch menu features specials that you can only get on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am – 3 pm. If you’re craving something rich and sweet, try the Mom’s Appleishush Pancake, featuring fresh apples, cinnamon and sugar glaze, and be sure to ask for French vanilla ice cream on top!

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club – 3700 N. Halsted St.

Come for brunch and stay for a show on Sunday! Brunch brings $14.95 bottomless mimosas, bloody martinis, Bellinis, and sangria with purchase of a food item. $29.95 prix fixe menu. Seating is limited to two hours, and we recommend you make a reservation unless you don’t mind waiting. (In nice weather, you can sit out on the patio!)

Ristorante Angelina – 3561 N. Broadway St.

A staple in the neighborhood, this Italian restaurant is a favorite brunch location because of its $21 Champagne Sunday Brunch (cash only). Choose from traditional brunch selections like Eggs Benedict and French toast, or go more Italian and opt for a pasta entreé.

Southport Grocery & Café – 3552 N. Southport Ave.

Who doesn’t want to eat in a grocery store that features locally-sourced goods? Open daily, their café serves up specialties like cupcake batter and bread pudding pancakes, as well as other breakfast items and fresh-made sandwiches. You might think they don’t serve supper, but they do… They’re secret! This place is so serious about the quality of its food, there’s even an in-house baker and preservationist.

Need more options near the neighborhood? Head over to our favorite spots to grab lunch in Boystown! What other places do you like to go for brunch or breakfast in Lakeview? Let us know in the comments!

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