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Where to Go for Great Bagels, Crepes, Coffeecake, and More

TORTA
A steal at $5.95: the egg and chorizo breakfast torta, with a side of to-die-for potatoes and a dash of creamy hot sauce
Café Con Leche (2714 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 773-289-4274)

CHILAQUILES
Served red (mild) or green (spicy), and great either way
San Luis (2903 W. Diversey Ave.; 773-276-0691)

DOUGHNUT HOLES
They’re free while you wait
Lou Mitchell’s (565 W. Jackson Blvd.; 312-939-3111)

VEGAN
Because veganism need not equate to rabbit-food breakfasts: s’mores pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and espresso doughnuts—all vegan
Bleeding Heart Bakery & Café (1916 W. Chicago Ave.; 773-904-1414)

CRÊPES
The least likely spot for amazing strawberry crêpes
La Casa de Isaac & Moishe (2014 First St., Highland Park; 847-433-7400)

The most likely spot for amazing crêpes Yussuf (butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins)
Icosium Kafe (5200 N. Clark St.; 773-404-1300)

BAGELS
No better breakfast-on-the-run than a fresh bagel
New York Bagel & Bialy (4714 W. Touhy Ave., Lincolnwood; 847-677-9388)

COFFEE-CAKE
Hot off the grill, this one hits all the a.m.-food group bases: cinnamon, walnuts, sour cream, cream cheese
Southport Grocery and Cafe (3552 N. Southport Ave.; 773-665-0100)

STARTERS
Proving—with puffy fritters and custard-filled phyllo bites—that breakfast appetizers aren’t a waste of stomach space
Kanela Breakfast Club (3231 N. Clark St.; 773-248-1622)

SPECIALTY DRINK
Very berry and more smoothie than juice: Freckled OJ
Over Easy (4943 N. Damen Ave.; 773-506-2605)

SCENE
Where you can restart the party on Sunday afternoon or nurse some hair of the dog while dancers, strolling musicians, and DJs entertain
Roof (The Wit, 201 N. State St.; 312-239-9501)

PICKLED HERRING
Great way to kick off your day like a Viking: a bowl of soft herring chunks studded with pickled onions
Svea (5236 N. Clark St.; 773-275-7738)

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