Summertime is brunch season and the Lake Forest community has an array of restaurants perfect for sipping mimosas and tucking into a stack of flapjacks.
Chow down on this list of the 5 Best Brunch Spots in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Egg Harbor Cafe
The Egg Harbor Cafe has been a Lake Forest staple for more than thirty years, and for good reason. The family-owned cafe’s friendly service and relaxed ambiance welcomes guests from all backgrounds and turns them into Egg Harbor regulars. Enjoy a high-quality, farm-to-table brunch experience with a menu that features traditional breakfast fare and Egg Harbor original creations.
Market House Square
Experience a true farm-to-table brunch at Market House Square. Executive Chef Dan guarantees freshness by sourcing local ingredients directly from his farm, Mill Road Farms. Find Market House Square in central historic Lake Forest. In addition to a delectable menu that features fresh, seasonal ingredients, Market House offers an impressive assortment of craft beers and an enviable wine list.
Owner Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s reality show, The Profit, brought a dynamic new vision to MLG Chicago by fusing art, food, and wine. Come for the enticing menu that features the sweet (red velvet French toast) and the savory (breakfast flatbread). Stay for the art showcase area that features a revolving collection of pieces and themes.
Francesca’s Intimo is more than a hot brunch spot. It’s part of a 25+ year restaurant dynasty. Helmed by culinary heavy-hitters Chef Scott Harris and Chef Massimo Salatino, Francesca’s Intimo offers an enticing brunch menu in an intimate, authentic Italian environment. With its upscale ambiance, Francesca Intimo is ideal for special occasions and events such as bridal showers, Mother’s Day celebrations, and more.
The Lantern of Lake Forest
This cozy bar and grill has been a part of the Lake Forest community since 1934. Featuring a relaxed atmosphere – and plenty of Chicago Blackhawks memorabilia on the walls – The Lantern really is a beacon of Lake Forest. Lantern regulars will tell you to order the best burger in town and don’t forget to try the complimentary popcorn.
The wonderful thing about the Lake Forest restaurant scene is how deeply rooted it is to the community. Most of the restaurants on this list have been a part of the Lake Forest family for decades and are conveniently located near Kelmscott Park Apartments.
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