Subway: Brown to Kedzie(773) 267-9888 trekronorrestaurant.com41.975855 -87.710968 3258 W Foster Ave (between Sawyer and Spaulding Aves) Albany Park, Chicago
Mon–Sat 7am–10pm; Sun 9am–3pmAverage main course: $13
We don’t know if the children depicted in the murals of this quaint cafe are of Swedish or Norwegian descent. All we know is that they scare the hell out of us, so we turn to the weekend brunch of Scandinavian comfort food to ease our minds. We love the flaky Danish filled with creamy apples and toasted pecans, thin Swedish pancakes with lingonberry preserves and omelettes bulging with falukorv sausage and dill. For lunch, go for the meatball sandwich, served open-faced on limpa—a Swedish rye bread—and topped with slices of hard-boiled egg and tomato.