Subway: Blue to Racine(312) 226-7666 cityinsights.com/chicago/demitasse1.htm41.869718 -87.653834 1066 W Taylor St (between Carpenter and Aberdeen Sts) Little Italy, Chicago
Tue–Fri 7am–3pm; Sat, Sun 7:30am–2:30pm (closed Mon)Average main course: $7
A blend of cozy bohemian hangout and hoppin’ breakfast haunt, this spot’s sun-splashed walls inspire all-day coffee sipping while leafing through the menu. Try the tasty frittatas (basically open-face omelettes) and the French toast, a gooey mayhem of brioche slices stuffed with sweet cream, covered with fresh strawberries and bananas, and smothered in raspberry sauce. Lunch lightens the ingredient load, with perfectly crisp panini (the pesto caprese features homegrown tomatoes and freshly picked basil) and made-from-scratch tuna sandwiches.