Six new breakfast spots | Restaurant reviews
Breakfast is the new dinner. If you didn't know that, time to wake up.
Speaking of dessert, the Loop now has a spot to get some—that is, a spot that isn’t a cupcakery. Toni Patisserie and Cafe (65 E Washington St, 312-726-2020) swooped in from the suburbs a few weeks ago and opened the kind of spot grandmothers take their grandchildren pre– or post–Art Institute. The pastry case is stocked with tarts, cakes, all manner of spa food (baguette sandwiches, quiche) and a pile of almond Danish. Sitting in the patisserie, eating one of these Danish with a cup of coffee, is a breakfast for a breezy Friday morning, a moment of serenity when the horrors of office life (that 10am editorial meeting) seem far away. On really tough days, you can bolster yourself further with a biscuit sandwich, the very rich biscuit cradling sweet ham and a red-pepper jelly. But if you do this, ask that they refrain from warming the biscuit (it gets a little rubbery when they do).