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Kingsbury Street Cafe
Kingsbury Street Cafe

Kingsbury Street Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kingsburystreetcafe.com
  • Phone: (312) 280-1718
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Rose Duong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Ave.
  • Public Transit: CTA EL Stop at North Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Daytime: Parking available in the lot to the north of Kingsbury Street cafe for $4 with validation.

    Night: Valet service available of $11
A word from Kingsbury Street Cafe
A chic cafe serving the finest breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner items along with its award winning breads, pastries and desserts. We are located across the street from Whole Foods in Lincoln Park!!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Super cute, friendly neighborhood spot with creative food and drinks. Other than the (loud) noise factor, and the overwhelming number of children eating there, it's a great find. Every bite (and sip) was delicious. Parking was a challenge, since we didn't know there was an adjacent lot! Now we know for next time, which is a definite."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "First time here loved it . Great ingredients and presentation. Bring the family."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a great brunch with delicious and fresh food. The dining room is noisy but in a casual easy way. The lemon anglaise pancakes are worth the calories in every respect!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Love the fresh, citrusy taste of the quinoa salad! Servings are generous and the servers are pleasant, helpful and prompt. Noise level is a bit too energetic when the restaurant gets crowded - we could barely hear each other across the table."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Hadn't tried Kingsbury for lunch... The food is always good and the service is friendly and generally attentive. Lunch is probably my least favorite time to visit...the place was packed with 30 something moms and their kids. Been there, done that! I'll stick to brunch on the weekend."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Kingsbury Street Cafe is a hidden gem. The food is creative and great service."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This was a good place to meet a friend. & chat. The egg dishes, oatmeal & sandwiches we've tried were good. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Went to Kingsbury for brunch on a recommendation. The food was absolutely delicious and filling. The mimosas served after 10AM were amazing. I had the MoMo. The restaurant was bright and airy which complemented the energy of the crowd. Our server was very friendly and personable. The only negative about the experience was that towards the end of my party's meal the servers, who were not ours, began to be a bit pushy as in "encouraging" us to leave. To be honest, my party found it quite rude for other servers in the restaurant to begin clearing our plates and consistently asking us if we needed anything else. Again, to note, our server was great, but the others servers left such a bad taste in mouth that I will never go back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "A beautiful modern room, the food was fresh and perfectly cooked. The 'hood is hip and the server personable. Bakery goods were out of this world and super cheap (biggie muffin only $2.75!). Can't wait to go back for lunch. Our breakfast table neighbor was Ina Pickney (sp?), so you know the food HAS to be great. Hard to park cause of the over-developed neighborhood, but the valet next door at the strip joint is only $5 - so use it. Look for me, cause I'm going back soon - GoGoGirl xoxo"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I was really excited to try your restaurant - my friends and I go to brunch on Sundays pretty regularly. The restaurant has a great ambience - very sunny, open atmosphere that reminds me of spring and summer time. However, the service really needs to be improved. Out waitress was very unfriendly. In addition, she, had to be reminded to bring our drinks after the entrees came out. I also asked for a substution for the meat that was included with the eggs since I'm vegetarian but was told there were no substitutions. Most restaurants will offer at least something or at least offer cheese or a veggie to be scrambled into the eggs. It's unfortunate because great ambience and good food won't make up for poor service."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We went for brunch on a whim and were blown away by the food! Very high quality for what you pay for. A great selection of breakfast and lunch. We liked everything we ordered. The next day, we went back for more and made an appointment for Saturday brunch as well. 3 times in a week since our first visit. It's that good."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "All around great experience. This is my new favorite brunch spot! I hesitate to write a review because I don't want other people finding out about it!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I was able to make a reservation for 10 and able to adjust it when a few of my friends backed out. It's an awesome brunch spot and one of the few that would let us reserve a table for such a large group. Everyone enjoyed their food and the chilaquiles were delicious."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food average, noise unbearable. I would not go back again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Jenny and the guy with her were both TERRIFIC. She was totally helpful, quick and a delight to speak with. A server like that can make the whole experience more pleasurable."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This restaurant is wonderful. The hostess Emily was very pleasant and seated us quickly to our table. Our waitress Danielle was friendly and made our dining experience fun. The food is to die for! We all had omelets and Mimosas and bought beautiful cookies to take home. Great place!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I would highly recommend for brunch. Great food in a spacious setting. Had brunch with 4 adults and 3 kids, and our table was quite spacious. The food was excellent, and the service was attentive. The only minor flaw was that all of our food did not come our at the same time, but the kids food came first which was good."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "While everything sounded great on the regular menu, I would strongly encourage you to try the French toast special. It changes, but this week it was a decadent chocolate, strawberry, crème anglaise creation. It was so gorgeously presented that I hesitated digging in. Others at the table got the Café breakfast and the Moo, Cluck, sandwich. All of which were delicious and well executed. We would definitely return to try other items. Oh--we did have a peanut butter muffin for "dessert" that was a peanut butter lover's paradise. WOW! You must try one of their baked goods, too."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed the deviled egg appetizer, quinoa with kale and sunny-side-up eggs, lemon-blueberry pancakes, steak and peppers sandwich, along with a side of maple-glazed bacon, melon-ginger fruit drink and Ethiopian drip coffee. All was delicious, with great service. The fresh baked bread was wonderful. The food was very high quality, well prepared and well presented. Nice artwork on the walls, and well-lit with big sunny windows in the front of the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "this was my 2nd time at Kingsbury st cafe. I ordered the BALT sandwich.. OMG! SOOOOO GOOD! my husband ordered the burger, he asked for it to be prepared "medium" it came out "well done" the burger also wasn't seasoned well"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great, with a different, special touch. They did not rush us, even though it was busy. Lemon pancakes and hash are delicious!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The food is fresh and presented perfectly. I've been three times now and have has the seasonal pumpkin pancakes, chilequiles, and the weekend French toast special with pears, apricots and mascarpone. They have a delicious drink menu as well from mimosas and bloodys to adult coffee."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Saturday was my second visit to kingsbury. I only have amazing things to say about both of my experiences. The first time I got the salmon hash, the second the dark chocolate stuffed French toast. Both were some if the best brunch food I have ever had. On top of that, the service was also incredible. I will recommend kingsbury and I will for sure be returning. Thank you!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We all loved our choices including the chilaquiles. One of us has very special dietary needs and she really enjoyed her sandwich."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "It was very nice yo have brunch here. We really loved the healthy dishes like quinoa salad and Vietnamese salad, and also the more decadent dishes like lemon pancakes and French toast stuffed with chocolate. It was so nice that they accommodated our big party, and also added more tables as needed. Overall a pleasant and accommodating experience, will keep coming back for sure."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "After seeing the restaurant reviewed on Check Please, I wanted to go and convinced my tennis buddies to try it. I think we were all pleased, except the one gal whose order was very delayed. Portions are large, great for sharing."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I had the Pork Belly sandwich, the meat was perfectly cooked, although I was a bit disappointed by the portion and fat content. Bar drinks were delicious and desert is a must. Drinks took longer than expected to come out, and the servers/staff need to learn that is is considered rude to pick up plates until all parties have finished eating. We were approached twice before I finally just have up and had them take my plate on the third time. I have also dined in the outdoor over the summer and can say it was a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Food was excellent but a little pricey for everyday. Love the space."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "The menu is unique.....not typical breakfast food. Everything we ordered was excellent. I saw a review on TV and had to go....well worth the trip to the city. Would definately go back!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "I will start out with the positive. it was new, parking valet for only $4 and the menu was different than the average breakfast lunch. On the negative side, it was really cold! We sat near the door and everytime the door opened we would grab our coats. The cold air cooled off our food, too so we had to eat fast. The biggest negative was the noise level. It's an extremely LOUD room with no noise buffers. Our conversation was limited because we had to yell across the table (six of us) to be heard. Maybe going in the summer would be better since I saw seating for outdoors. Unfortunately, we would not return."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "I saw this restaurant featured on one of the local TV stations and decided to try it soon after. I was delighted with the food overall but was disappointed that the restaurant serves frozen french fries ! After the hype about the pastries(they are baked in house) I was very disappointed by the selections offered. I was told that many things sell out immediately after breakfast. The pastries are large, very heavy handed, nothing light or delicate here….. There was a shortage of waitstaff. our waitress was very pleasant but forgetful. We had to remind her of several things lacking and it took some time before she came back to refill coffee, etc I will go back for the excellent entrees but not a place i would go to for coffee and dessert."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Well we went during the weekday, while it was was not bad food wise. We were told that the French menu is better. This is only available during the weekends for brunch. We hope to return during the weekend for the Dark chocolate french toast and the Salmon hash!!!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "The service was really wonderful and attentive. The server was very friendly and another server that was not covering our table stopped by a number of times to make sure that we were okay and check if we needed anything. It was very nice. My hamburger was overdone but I had already sent my order back once because it was the wrong thing and I didn't bother. It was just overdone but the presentation and the bread were very pleasant."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Saw it on check Please WTTW. Took two daughters there both are aspiring chefs 16-17 years old. Food was ok ,over priced and served cold."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I love this place - the food is always perfect, the service as well. It would make a great place for lunch or brunch with friends - but I suggest going after the prime lunch hour since when the room is full the space is beyond noisy - it's pretty much impossible to hear your dining companions if there are more than two of you noise to noise.... Maybe they could do something about this by putting up rugs or textiles on the walls - ANyway, that comment has nothing to do with the food, which is good and the service, which is good - so go but be forewarned about the noise level."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Excellent food options for celiacs. Good coffee, great menu, too bad about the noise level - it's deafening!"
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "Great breakfast/brunch spot. One of the top 3-5 places for breakfast in the city. Amazing lemon pancakes and awesome French toast. One of our favorite spots. Great $4 parking lot next door really helps."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "We went with a large group of 10 and the service was great. The menu is very unique and all items were delicious! Will definitely go back ! :)"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "The food here is great, that's the only thing that keeps bringing me back (plus its convenient location to wf). The service is horrible. I've been 3 times and each time I have waited at least 20 minutes before a waiter showed up..and that was only because we waved someone down. Each time they have said that they are not our waiter , but would find out who was and when the new person arrived, that person said they didn't know we were their table . And no apologies for the long wait/bad service. Once you get your order in, food comes quickly. The noise level inside is horrible. Unbearable really. Terrible acoustics. The only way to eat here is if you can eat outside. I won't be going in the winter...unless they change the acoustics inside."
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "Everything on the menu looks delicious and what I ordered was. Great brunch location. Don't miss it."
    Dined on 7/28/2013