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All Together Now Brunch

I have come to the terrible realization that not every weekend can accommodate a boozy brunch. But that doesn’t mean I want to cook either. One such weekend, my boyfriend Cam and I had a morning SoulCycle class, an empty fridge, and afternoon errands that included taking our puppy to the dog beach. We were looking for a fast, tasty post-cycling treat and landed on All Together Now. This cafe has been on my radar since it opened earlier this year. It is a bottle shop, market, and eatery. 

All Together Now Brunch

After cycling, we got ready and headed to Ukrainian Village to check it out. It’s walk-in only, but there was not a large crowd and we did not have to worry about getting a seat. 

If they’re looking for a FRIENDS reboot, All Together Now would be a great set for a group of rag-tag millennials to hang out on the weekends. It’s trendy, great for people watching, and offers lots of seating.

All Together Now Brunch

The restaurant now has a bright, light, and casual interior. There is a large communal table, bar seating along the window, and booths. They have cheese, beer, wine, and snacks available for sale, which is a great option if you want to draw your brunch plans into a day-long affair with a picnic at a nearby park. 

All Together Now Brunch

Cam and I placed our order at the counter. To start with, he ordered a black coffee and I got a Half Acre beer, which is always recommended post-workout.

After ordering, we scoped out the cheeses and wares for sale before getting a seat by the window to wait for the food. It was prime people-watching while we waited, but the service is pretty quick and before long food was coming out.

All Together Now Brunch

Up first, we got the sourdough bread that came with butter, a pistachio spread, and honey. The bread had a nice crust while the inside was warm, airy, and light. Honestly, I could eat bread all day, so I was in heaven.

All Together Now Brunch

For his main dish, Cam ordered the breakfast sandwich. It was an English muffin, fried egg, cheese, and meat sandwich. While it was a very simple dish, it was prepared well and will fulfill a breakfast craving. It does not come with sides, so we were happy we split the bread to begin with.

All Together Now Brunch

I selected the creamed eggs over toast as my main dish, even though we had just had a serving of bread. I cannot be stopped. This plate comes with soft scrambled eggs, pork fat collards, pickled pearl onions and spices over a thick slice of bread. I enjoyed the consistency of the eggs with the toast, but picked out some of the collards because they overwhelmed the dish. After a cycling class, this was a great recovery dish.

The Bitches Say: three Champagne flutes

All Together Now is a casual brunch spot for coffee and a tasty breakfast. It’s a cozy setting for a book club or quick breakfast date before a busy weekend.

All Together Now serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Kirsten Ballard

Chicago Associate Food Editor

Kirsten is our Chicago Associate Food Editor & Social Bitch. From 9-5, she works at a Great Lakes nonprofit, but after hours she loves exploring Chicago, looking for dog-friendly bars and good Southern biscuits.

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