Subway: Red, Green, Orange to Roosevelt(312) 291-0100 thebongoroom.com41.867954 -87.625823 1152 S Wabash Ave (between 11th St and Roosevelt Rd) South Loop, Chicago
Breakfast (Mon–Fri), brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch (Mon–Fri)Average main course: $10
How is this brunch-lunch spot different from the restaurant of the same name in Wicker Park? Menu-wise, it’s almost exactly the same—a diverse clientele of South Loop locals mingles over the same candy-sweet lemon-blueberry pancakes and creamy rock shrimp–and–avocado breakfast burritos. Only at this location, they get to eat it at a table in a cheery, sunlight-filled room. And unlike the Wicker Park locale, they won’t have to wait an hour to sit at it.