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“excellent breakfast”

Sunny Side Up & Coffee Shop
Ranked #28 of 9,660 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N Wabash
Description: Charming historic brownstone serving delicious breakfast & lunch. Coffee Shoppe on lower level.
St. Louis, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“excellent breakfast”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

It was a busy Sunday morning, and Sunny Side Up had a line out the door. We got in surprisingly quickly and had a well-prepared classic American breakfast. There were lots of choices, and my group of 5 made 5 of them. Everything we chose was excellent, and the wait staff were friendly and efficient. Prices were very reasonable for a downtown big city. Recommended whether you have time for a leisurely meal or have somewhere to be soon after breakfast.

Visited October 2013
Thank Debra Morris S
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“Adorable and Good”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

From a southsider who doesn't go downtown often but love to during Christmas holiday, what a find. An old historical building turned into a breakfast spot with a large selection of traditional and updated breakfast foods. Lunch too!. Good food and service and the atmosphere so comforting. Plan on returning again.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank sannerino
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A bit pricey, but good food in a nice Victorian house”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Sunny Side Up is a located in a quaint Victorian looking house in downtown Chicago. The interior spells "homey", very relaxing. The place has 3 floors, steep steps up the stairs, and dining rooms in every floor, it really feels like you are at someone's home instead of a restaurant.

Service is Chicago-style: attentive, nice without being overwhelming or phony; nothing not to love about it. We were there on a very cold 11/24/2013, temperature lingering around the 20's, windy. You would like a warm place, but to me inside it felt like a furnace. Which means when you go back out, you are going to be shocked.

Anyway, wife got the Nova dish: poached eggs with salmon which was good, well done. I had had scrambled eggs and bacon, also very nice (I know, you are thinking: very nice? It's just eggs and bacon!. Well, try them in West Palm Beach, then in Chicago and you'll know the difference).

The menu is quite extensive, this is a breakfast/brunch/lunch place. Prices are a little on the expensive side, without being outrageous. It's a nice place to go if visiting Chicago, but if you do breakfast every day in restaurants, you probably won't be here regularly as there are other more affo0rdable options downtown. Worthy of a visit or two, and a nice place overall.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank MoItaly
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Charming Hip Victorian Breakfast”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Sunny Side Up occupies the upper three floors of a beautiful corner Victorian home a couple of blocks west of the Magnificent Mile. Service is attentive and casual. The food is delicious with interesting twists on old favorites including 5 versions of eggs Benedict, a fantastic breakfast sandwich, exotic takes on French toast, and custard-filled cronuts. The only drawback is its popularity. On weekends, there may be a long wait for a table. The coffee shop is on the bottom level with its own entrance and less competition from other customers.

Visited November 2013
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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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“Good place to grab breakfast, especially if you don't want to eat the hotel”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

This is the closest thing I could find to a coffee shop. Really enjoyed having breakfast here, especially after eating at hotels for a few days. Since it was the middle of the week, it wasn't busy either.

Ordered the Chicago Way (egg whites, turkey sausage and potatoes) and it was good way to start the day. I got wheat toast and jam, but the whipped butter was delicious too.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank KC C
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