Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club
It's no wonder this Chicago spot has become a neighborhood staple, and now has two locations you can enjoy its creative breakfast and lunch options.
Eating out for brunch is a dangerous game.
Most days I wake up in a state of hangry.
Wait times are sometimes outrageous, and patience is not a virtue I was blessed with.
Places sometimes don't live up to the hype.
Let's all start by admitting that breakfast food isn't usually the hardest to make. Granted there are always the exceptions. For example, hollandaise doesn't always set up right, burnt (or undercooked) hashbrowns are disappointing, and the perfect poached egg is elusive. However, we can confidently knock out avocado toast, waffles, or the basic skillet without batting an eye. So when we choose to dine out for breakfast, we usually go into things not expecting to be wowed but to be satiated. Part of the reason we are out is to be seen, to enjoy eating without the mess of cooking, and to socialize over cocktails.
Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club is a prime scene for all of the above. The brunch cocktails set the jubilant tone. Inside the restaurant was spacious, making it great for groups or larger parties, and we didn't have to wait to be seated although it was bustling on a Saturday morning. Overly hungry, I settled on some standard options and proceeded to order sides. Then it was time to sit back, sip, and wait.
Thankfully, it was out quickly and to my surprise, my meal came with sides! I honestly had to respect the waitress for not interjecting and correcting my error. This place knows how to do the basics flawlessly while adding a unique twist and flare to ingredients so that you feel like it hasn't all been done before. Honestly, I was overjoyed by the reasonable prices, plentiful serving sizes, and overall deliciousness. It is well worth dragging yourself out of bed, I promise!