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Kingsbury Street Cafe

129 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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Kingsbury Street Caf� in Chicago, Illinois, is a breakfast and lunch spot. It serves a range of classics as well as fresh coffee, juices and teas. The atmosphere is casual and family-friendly, and this is also a good spot for a weekend brunch. The kitchen at Kingsbury Street Caf� uses only fresh, seasonal ingredients to ensure a delicious meal.

The menu at Kingsbury Street Caf� includes breakfasts like harvest oatmeal, banana coconut chia seed pudding and garden tofu scramble with miso. Lunch options include a salmon Ni�oise salad, a grilled turkey, pear and brie sandwich and the pork belly banh mi.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation

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

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

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

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Phone number
(312) 280-1718
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rose Duong
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Cross street
North Ave.
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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
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Public transit
CTA EL Stop at North Ave
Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 129 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.1  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTravelgirl27 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 9, 2015

A group of 6 of us went here for Mother's Day brunch a day early on Saturday and I don't know if I would go back. It was VERY loud...we could not even talk to the people we were with, that is how loud it was...Not to mention that we were sitting right in front with everyone waiting staring at us. The service was slow and even the waiter was straining to hear us when taking our order. The food was ok...much better options in this city. I have to say that I was expecting WAY more after all the rave reviews. I like flavor and I feel like that just wasn't there. I think they may need to rethink their potatoes they serve with the breakfast dishes. My son had a chocolate cupcake that tasted like a box mix and was dry...Otherwise, we mostly had breakfast items, but my son did get a burger and I MAY go back and try some of the lunch options.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 4, 2015

I went with a group of girlfriends on a Saturday for the first time. I was glad that we can make reservations because a lot of brunch places don't take reservations. The restaurant is located a bit off the beaten path for a restaurant but its great if you are wanting to do a little shopping afterwards. The food was great but I really liked the ambiance and how open the restaurant is. I didn't feel like we were sitting on top of our neighbors which is kind of a problem at some brunch places. I will definitely be back.

vipSpikelaw (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2015

I am made at myself for staring at this place on my way to whole foods and not stopping in for a meal. It is great! The service is fantastic always white intelligent servers that actually seem to care about taking care for you. The white interior is uplifting, energetic and clean. The food is knotches above where it would need to be to make me come back again.

vipblueskies (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2015

We enjoyed Kingsbury Street Cafe. The food is fantastic - we really enjoyed the brunch offerings. The spot is pretty noisy but the food is fine.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2014

Interesting combination of American brunch food with a hint of Vietnamese cuisine, makes for a delightful brunch experience. Convenient location across the street from a gigantic Whole Foods unfortunately also means street parking is not easy to find. Service was slow and my understanding is that this is due to their having a small kitchen, but when the food arrived it was worth the wait. They accommodated our group of 10 without difficulty. Would definitely recommend and would definitely go back.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2014

great brunch for meat lovers and veggies alike. the bakery looks like their forte. the lemon pancakes were superb as was the blubbery muffin and chocolate chip merengue. great drink menu as well.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on October 29, 2014

The food was nice but it was really loud in there, I was with my Aunt and we had to shout to be heard. The service left a lot to be desired.

laurenkolodziej (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2014

The food here was creative and very good! We tried many things in our group including the more traditional breakfast, the oatmeal, the croque madame, and a salmon benedict special. I'm not sure about the other members in my group, but my food was tasty but cold. It must have been sitting out for too long before service.

Businessdudeheyheyhey (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 20, 2014

Overall, it was just what I needed: a nice spot to conduct a lunch business meeting. It was an eleven dollar cab ride from (basically) the John Hancock building.

It's also across the street from a Whole Foods, which is nice.

ValVal (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2014

Good but really really loud. Worth going but you will be yelling to be heard!

vipWinedude (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2014

Really good food and friendly, attentive service.
Nice salad and sandwich selection for lunch.
Great local spot.

vippjones (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 14, 2014

Was looking forward to trying this place which was featured on "Check Please" The hype was warranted as the food was really top notch. However the noise level was a real deterrent. There were four of us and we couldn't be heard across the table. For me, this will make me think twice about returning.

vipLivetoeat2 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2014

Great place for brunch! Lively atmosphere with lots of interesting menu choices. Will definitely return again when we return to Chicago.

EuniceJ (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2014

The location is not the most convenient, but the food is awesome and the space is very lovely and open. You can make reservations, which is a plus if you're trying to find a good brunch spot for groups.

vipABAB (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on August 16, 2014

Brunch at the Kingsbury Street Cafe was delicious. The deviled eggs were prepared with the utmost care and the paprika/chorizo combination delicately elevates the flavor. It was nice that the agave was served on the side of the chia seed breakfast pudding so that we could choose the our desired sweetness. One bite of the cheddar scones, and we had to place a to-go order to have for later in the day. Request to sit outside on the patio if you prefer a more relaxing brunch experience - it is a little difficult to carry on a conversation inside of the restaurant.

SL28 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on August 10, 2014

Food was good, but even with the reservation, it took them 20 min to seat us, despite the fact that several tables were unoccupied. Service continued to be slow throughout our meal, so that made my first impression less positive. I'd try it again because the food was good to see if service improves at all.

vipVP1015 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2014

There isn't a thing I don't like about Kingsbury St Cafe. The food is delicious, the cocktails for brunch are fantastic (and there are plenty), and it's especially great if you get to sit outside. All around its a perfect place for brunch.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2014

The food was awesome! I had three deviled eggs with chorizo, a steak sandwich with eggs and salad, and lemon blueberry pancakes. I don't even like pancakes, but fell in love with them! They were so damn moist, fluffy, and.........u gotta try em! It tasted like I was eating lemon pound cake from my granny's kitchen! For real. My mojito was good too. Our server was great, though the kitchen was a little behind, the food was worth the wait!

vipWinedude (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2014

One of our favorite breakfast/brunch spots in the city.
Great food and service.

vipCVRgirl (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2014

3rd visit & though it was a Sat., the noise level was lower (better) than prior visits. I love the food & live close by so I'd go more often but can't deal with the noise (the space is beautiful but cavernous).
The food runs from well prepared, build your own omelettes to interesting spins on old standbys: love the deviled eggs w/crispy chorizo twists & a touch of cheddar. Some creations should not be on the menu at all: bbq chicken Benedict (IMHO) was amongst the most bizarre brunch creations I've tried- though I did love the salmon hash (I dined with a group of sharers so got to sample lots).
Our server was very good - attentive but not obnoxious or pushy - excellent coffee from Coffee& Tea Exchange meant we lingered long.