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#696 of 1,539 American in Chicago
#1,082 of 5,609 Restaurants in Chicago


American, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
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Reviewed June 29, 2021

We enjoyed brunch at Kanela and WOW. The restaurant was very helpful in accommodating a gluten and dairy allergy and everything was delicious! Menu and service were also incredible. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed October 17, 2019

This was my return visit to Kanela (we are from out of state) and I can't wait to return. Our daughter lives in Wicker Park and it is always a treat to eat here. The wait staff is very friendly and helpful...in fact, we were...running late in getting to the airport and asked the hostess if we would be able to get our check when we were served, and the waiter brought it with our delicious food and had only the nicest attitude to go with our delicious breakfasts! the atmosphere is warm and inviting and they make you feel like a local-what can be better? My husband had the egg scramble, I had the chorizo and eggs and my daughter ordered the avocado toast and all were FABULOUS, as was my husband's fresh sqeezed OJ! I can't wait to return! The menu is so mouth watering that it is so hard to decide on an entrée!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed July 8, 2019

Stopped in for breakfast while walking around Wicker Park. Very cute place. Our meal was excellent, and we were sorry we didn't have time to go back. Very nice staff.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

This place is clean, nice vibes and friendly service. Food was spot on. Nice water jug served cold on the table. Feels fancy. Glad to come back.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

I ordered the chorizo and eggs. The meat was cold, they forgot the toast, the eggs were suppose to be over easy and the yolk was cook solid. The side salad had wilted lettuce. Speck of cheese and salsa. The Bloody Mary has half the...garnishes it advertised. I hope I don’t get sick.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

a wonderful spot for a very tasty breakfast. We went on a Saturday morning at 10:45 and the wait wasn’t even 30 minutes. It had a buzzing atmosphere and the staff were friendly and attentive. The menu has a lot to offer, the pork Benedict...and Kanela French toast were very tasty. Good portion sizes and reasonably priced. Will definitely be returning to try out more of their dishes!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Interesting menu. Crab cakes with eggs benedict. Good French omelette. Efficient service. Nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Great brunch. Efficient and friendly service. Very good options to select from basics to speciality. Excellent quality!

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We had heard this was a good rated place and that was an understatement from the mimosas, to the homemade cinnamon roll, everything was delicious I had the breakfast burrito and I don’t know that there will be another like it. TO DIE FOR. my...friend didn’t even like chorizo and kanela made her a believer. Was not a really big fan of the hash browns but probably is because I had just consumed the best burrito ever.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed June 6, 2018

A little on the pricey side, but most brunch places in Chicago are. Service is great, wait can be a little long at times. Definitely would recommend though as the food is absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Yes, Kanela offers takeout services.

Kanela is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5