When the weekend can’t come soon enough, and Saturday feels a million years away, a brunch gameplan can be the lifeline you need. And we’re here to help.
After all, brunch in Chicago is more than just a breakfast and lunch mashup: It’s about celebrating leisure, letting yourself relax into a daytime caffeine or mimosa buzz, and making time to finally catch up with family and friends. Chicago overflows with brunch spots old and new, offering a wide array of weekend eats, from classic sweet-tooth satisfiers to meat-and-potatoes feasts. Here are 15 exceptional spots to grab a table this weekend — after you sleep in, of course.