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About 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!!
American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Daytime: Parking available in the lot to the north of Kingsbury Street cafe for $4 with validation.
Night: Valet service available of $11
CTA EL Stop at North Ave
Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Nothing to get too excited about...
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.
Great brunch place
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.
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.
Parking the only downside
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.
Nice brunch spot
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.
Good spot for a business meeting
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.
Was looking forward to trying this plac ...
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.
Brunch at the Kingsbury Street Cafe was ...
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.
Good food, slow service
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.
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!
Something for everyone
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.
A wonderful find!
We saw an episode of Check Please that featured The Kingsbury Cafe. As we were planning to be in that area, we made a reservation for a Sunday morning. We were most pleased with the menu options, the quality of food preparation, and the exceptional waitstaff. Oh, the baked goods that greet you on display upon entering the restaurant were fabulous! We recommend highly the Kingsbury Cafe.
Adorable place with great food
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.
Great for Lunch!
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.
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.
Eat and Leave
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.
Just go & enjoy!!
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
Went back the very next day!
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.
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.
Reservation for 10!
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.
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.
Try the special!
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.
Fantastic Sunday brunch
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.
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