Subway: Blue to Damen(773) 276-2100 birchwoodkitchen.com41.910324 -87.682842 2211 W North Ave (between Leavitt St and Bell Ave) Bucktown, Chicago
Brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch, dinner (Tue–Fri) (closed Mon)Average sandwich: $8
No matter what the weather’s like outside, it is always cheery at this café. Lunch sandwiches—wine-braised pot roast on a baguette, grilled goat cheese with curried cauliflower on sourdough—feature next-level flavor combinations. Burger nights, weekly specials and an outstanding weekend brunch are perfect excuses to drop in for every other meal, too.