We decided to eat here on friends' recommendations. The brunch was amazing. I ordered the breakfast chilaquiles. It was so good I wanted to eat another. The service was great and the it was packed in the restaurant. Cant wait to go back!
Kingsbury Street Cafe, located at 1523 North Kingsbury Street, just across the street from one of Whole Foods' mega-locations, is the kind of breakfast place, like Elly's and Nookie's, that demands reservations for weekend customers. Unless you enjoy standing in a long line, that is. This cozy cafe takes a contemporary, healthful approach to casual dining. Long wooden tables, greenery and modern lighting set the stage for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Breakfast is most popular for workers and early shoppers. The healthy options include shrimp egg-white frittata or breakfast quinoa wit walnuts, cranberries, agave nectar, flax seeds and milk. On weekends, the brunch set chows down on whole-wheat carrot pancakes or omelets with fillers such as kale, avocado, goat cheese or asparagus. I'm all for health but kale and avocado and goat cheese aren't on my menu. But Kingsbury Street Cafe offers plenty of options to satisfy my taste. Start with fresh squeezed orange juice and a bowl of harvest oatmeal. Then order the Kingsbury Cafe breakfast, two fresh eggs scrambled, roasted tomato, herb potatoes and cheddar scone with house-made turkey breakfast patties. Wash it down with a glass of skim milk. That's healthy. My wife loved the plain buttermilk pancakes with pure maple syrup and fresh berries. And she highly recommended the Kingsbury Cafe blend coffee and cappuccino. I looked at the lunch menu and determined that one day in the near future we'll have to stop by to sample the grilled BBQ chicken sandwich and the all-natural beef burger with maple bacon, sauteed mushrooms and onions, pickle, tomato and lettuce and cheese. Sounds like a couple of winners to me.
We had amazing pancakes here. They only serve three options (whole flour carrot pancakes with nuts and cream cheese, blueberry with English lemon cream, and classic ones). We loved the carrot ones a lot. We also got a mango orange freshly squeezed juice, with no sugar added. It was amazing. We didn't take any but salads also looked good and big. The atmosphere was very relaxing. The waiter who served us was very nice and not pushing. One pancake was delayed, and they spontaneously decided not to add into the bill. Definitively a place to give a chance to!
Sunday in Chicago on a beautiful autumn morning, gathering with family and friends at Kingsbury cafe - what a treat! The hanger steak poblano was given an 8 out of 10. Another member ordered the breakfast chilaquiles and loved it. It was a first for me to experience the Vietnamese coffee - so rich and decadent. I and another member of our group ordered the piggy, moo, cluck sandwich - loaded with meat and topped with eggs and cheese-a truly filling breakfast sandwich. Another member did a made to order omelet - fluffy and very satisfying. All of these orders came with the roasted fingerling potatoes - really good. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience here and will recommend to others. NOTE: Reservations are a good idea. We were a party of 6 and glad we set up in advance - crowds were waiting out the door.
Kingsbury Street Cafe is located above Kingsbury Street. It is really super convenient to name it. The name of the shop is the specific location, so it is easy for guests to remember.