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Top bakery recommendations from locals

Breakfast Spot
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“Pancakes & other big portions of American eats draw hungry folks to this breakfast-lunch cafe.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Market
“This is a European style market in the train station. You have have to down from the platforms. It has some great eats and interesting snacks. Good place to get something for the train. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Get in line early...They usually run out of donuts by 10am. The menu is simple and to the point. They don't offer as many flavors like other doughnut stores, but that's kinda the charm. Saves the stress of having to pick and choose which ones to get. Try the buttermilk old fashion, and it's the bomb with the perfect crunch. The place is tiny, can only fit like 4-5 people in there at once. There's no seating inside so you have to wait to eat them or just devour them outside of the store like we do.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Serving signature pancakes & other American breakfast classics all day in dinerlike digs.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
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“Most delicious cupcakes in Chicago made from high quality ingredients and packaged perfectly!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Diner
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“The food is good and portions plentiful, the menu is extensive, and the atmosphere is nostalgic. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Excellent donuts and coffee. Cute vibe. It has been featured on the food network for their artisan donuts, including gluten free!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“DONUTS, DONUTS, DONUTS!! Steps from the Morgan Green line stop. Serves Dark Matter coffee.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Awesome french bakery - go for coffee and pastry - sit outside and enjoy the people watching.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Chicago is very into donuts at the moment - there are tons of gourmet donut shops - Doughnut Vault, Stan's, Glazed and Infused, Do-Rite - but Firecakes is by far the best.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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Bakery
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“Mini-chain branch of specialty shops for cheese, bread, wine & boutique beer plus to-go foods.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Everything is fresh and delicious, great sandwiches, homemade vegan soups, fresh bread, and fresh pastries”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
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  • 4 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Elaborate menu with something for everyone. Is inside the Ogilvie Transportation Center on Madison & Clinton. Parking can be scarce, so take the 20 Madison bus and get off at Ogilvie. Still one of my favorite breakfast spots.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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“European style cafe offering coffee, breakfast, shortbread cookies, soups and sandwiches, block away from millennium park.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Popular cafe and bakery with large breakfast and lunch menu and creative coffee beverages. There are several locations, but the biggest one is in the Loop at LaSalle / Wacker.”
  • 3 locals recommend