Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Diversey(773) 880-5090 baladoche.com41.935017 -87.646578 2905 N Clark St (between Surf St and Oakdale Ave) Lakeview, Chicago
Mon–Thu 4pm–midnight; Fri 4pm–1am; Sat 2pm-1am; Sun 2pm–midnight (closed Tue)Average waffle: $5
This cafe specializes in Belgian waffles—specifically, zucker style, from Liege—and has a carryout window for grab-and-go, with stand-up counter space and a few chairs if you choose to top your concoction off with a scoop of housemade gelato (flavors include raspberry, chocolate, pistachio). Too sweet for your tooth? Wash down the all-day breakfast goodie with coffee.