Subway: Blue to Western(773) 772-5600 toast-chicago.com41.919092 -87.677947 2046 N Damen Ave (at Dickens Ave) Bucktown, Chicago
Breakfast, brunch, lunchAverage main course: $9
Brave enough to fight the crowds at this adorable brunch spot? Bring a snack. A hostess may give you a cup of coffee while you wait, but you won’t be eating anything until you sit down. But as legions of fans have found, the cobb salad sandwiches (chicken, avocado and blue cheese on toasted challah), hearty buckwheat-blueberry pancakes and decadent French toasts (an “orgy” puts the chocolate, strawberry and mascarpone–stuffed varieties all on one plate) are well worth the wait.