Our favorite breakfast spots while living in Schaumburg, Greater Chicago

During our stay in Chicago, Illinois, we visited two cafes often for a hearty Sunday breakfast or brunch. These cafes have outlets scattered throughout many states in the USA and I would recommend trying them out in any of their outlets; I am sure you will enjoy the experience.

Given that breakfast is the most essential meal of the day, it gave us an additional excuse to indulge in the various scrumptious delights these breakfast chains have to offer.

Egg Harbor Cafe, Greater Chicago
Egg Harbor Cafe, Greater Chicago

Egg Harbour Cafe is a popular place for breakfast and brunch; started in 1985 with only one restaurant in Illinois, it now has 20 cafes spread across Illinois, Wisconsin, and Georgia.

It offers a wide choice of gourmet egg-based specialties along with a variety of delectable breakfasts, brunch, and lunch options in a vibrant and lively setting. The menu is well-composed, and you will be spoilt for choices. The menu includes hearty meals like full platters with eggs, varieties of meats and hash browns, a range of skillet combos, scramblers abed omelets and benedicts, and biscuit & gravy. You can also customize and create your own variants including seafood and Mediterranean options, and from the wide range of add-ons. The cafe also serves delicious pancakes, waffles, crepes, and griddle combos. Those who prefer to eat light can pick from a range of breakfast bowls, sandwiches, salads, and soups & chilies. You can pair the meal with a beverage of your choice – a fresh cup of hot coffee or tea or juice. Gluten-free options are also available.

Egg Harbour Cafe is a perfect spot for a hearty and healthy indulgence! You can also purchase beautiful handcrafted cafe-inspired coffee mugs made of stoneware to bring home as memorabilia.

IHOP, Schaumburg, Greater Chicago
IHOP, Schaumburg, Greater Chicago
IHOP, Schaumburg, Greater Chicago

IHOP (International House of Pancakes) – This chain of cafe you must have already tried sometime somewhere. This iconic multinational cafe chain is famous for serving delicious, hot and fresh pancakes; also serves a wide variety of scrumptious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Open 24/7, 365 days, you can enjoy “breakfast” anytime of the day and night.

IHOP, opened its first outlet in 1958 in the suburbs of Los Angeles and grew from 1 outlet to over 1650 restaurants across 50 states. It also serves the flavor of its delights in other countries, including Canada, UAE, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Philippines as well. The menu is extensive and you will find an array of options in many variants – omelets, scrambles, benedicts, waffles, french toasts, crepes, combos, pancakes, burgers, appetizers, sandwiches, salads, dinner entrees, dinner-style breakfast options in chicken, fish, steak items and much more. You can also customize your meal choice as per your requirement and palate. Each location also serves a selection of hot and cold beverages – freshly brewed coffee, teas, iced-coffee, juices, milkshakes and even desserts such as ice-cream sundaes. After having your meal here, you will not need another meal for the rest of the day. As the logo aptly depicts, IHOP never fails to bring a smile to the faces of guests.

Great food, generous portion size, and warm and friendly ambiance will entice you to visit this cafe time and time again.

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