Subway: Blue to Damen(773) 489-0690 thebongoroom.com41.908571 -87.674804 1470 N Milwaukee Ave (between Evergreen Ave and Honore St) Wicker Park, Chicago
Breakfast (Mon–Fri), brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch (Mon–Fri)Average main course: $10
Hungover rock stars, early-rising soccer moms and everybody in between seem to flock to this bright, cheery spot for fancy morning cocktails and a bite or two. Among the run-of-the-mill numbers on the menu are some dishes worth the often-very-long wait. The chocolate tower French toast—no doubt the menu’s pièce de résistance—is a creamy, luxurious pile of chocolate bread smothered in what is essentially melted banana crème brûlée. It’s definitely more dessert than breakfast, but sweet tooths won’t complain.