Breakfast is back in the former Violet space.
A few years ago, Southport Avenue got a contender for the overflow breakfast and brunch crowds that Southport Grocery couldn’t accommodate. It was called Violet, and it was good but very short-lived. Now, another breakfast spot has opened in the Violet space. But this one is a little more aggressive in its breakfast (we guess you could say that a shrinking violet it ain’t). Lulu Belle’s is a Southern morning spot, one where the French toast is deep-fried, and the biscuits are always housemade. Lighter breakfast fare like omelettes and fruit-filled pancakes are offered, too. But who goes to a Southern place to eat like a Yankee? 3819 N Southport Ave (773-975-5858, lulubellespancakehouse.com).