Just when you thought winter in Chicago would never end, along comes a bright and colorful oasis situated on California Ave. in the heart of Logan Square. Lonesome Rose, brought to us by the folks at Land & Sea Depts., is an adorable all-day restaurant and bar that is an Instagramer’s dream.
Between the millennial pink walls, the succulents placed throughout the space and the natural light streaming through, we loved snapping all of the photos during our brunch!
My friend Meg and I made our way over to Lonesome Rose on a Saturday morning, and we were delighted when we were able to grab a table as soon as we arrived. We arrived a bit early in anticipation of a busy scene and we do recommend doing the same in order to avoid a long wait.
We were both excited by the options as soon as we scanned the menu. The menu comes from Chef Pete Coenen, of both Cherry Circle Room and Lost Lake, and is focused on foods from the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
Both Meg and I decided to start with a cup of coffee as well as a refreshing green juice. Made with apple, ginger, cucumber and kale, these were the perfect choice to start our morning. I had been out with friends the night before and was feeling it. The green juice definitely helped take the edge off and made me feel just a little bit better about my life choices.
Now onto the rest of the menu. I had heard a few things about Lonesome Rose prior to visiting, but the one thing that everyone made sure to mention was how excellent their breakfast tacos are. So of course, I made a beeline right for those.
I ordered a potato, egg and cheese taco along with a chorizo, egg and cheese and chose to add avocado. The tacos are typically made with flour tortillas, and Meg is gluten free so initially she was going to pass. But, our server kindly offered to make a substitution and the kitchen prepared her a potato, egg and cheese taco on a corn tortilla. Major point here as we’re big fans of great service!
The tacos were delicious and perfectly cheesy. They were served with two Salas, both made in house. The Salsa verde had a nice little kick, and the Salsa rosa, is more on the mild side but still had great flavor.
We did not stop at the breakfast tacos as the other items on the menu sounded far too good to pass up. Meg ordered the green eggs and I decided on the breakfast bowl. Both dishes arrived at the table and I for one was very pleased with the presentation.
Meg’s green eggs were beautifully colorful and apparently it was just as tasty as it looked. As as Meg finished, she immediately declared that she wanted to eat it again. That in my opinion is the highest compliment one can give to a dish. The green eggs are prepared tostada style with black beans, avocado, tomato, a fried egg, cream and green onion.
My breakfast bowl was equally as delish and exactly what I was craving on this particular Saturday morning. The breakfast bowl is layered with rice, black beans, queso fresco, Pico de Gallo, Salsa roja and topped with a fried egg. I also elected to add an avocado because I never turn down the opportunity. The flavors of the queso fresco combined with the Pico de Gallo and the yolk from the fried egg all mixed so well with one another. My favorite part about the breakfast bowl though was the size.
I often feel bowls of various kinds, whether it be a breakfast bowl, burrito bowl, or quinoa bowl are oversized and I end up feeling very full. This breakfast bowl was the perfect size, and I ended the meal feeling comfortable, rather than fatigued from too much.
Truth be told, our brunch at Lonesome Rose was one of my favorites yet. The space is so welcoming, the service is great and the food was delicious and exactly what I crave for brunch. And last but certainly not least, the word on the street is that there’s a secret bar called The Golden Teardrop underneath Lonesome Rose and the cocktails are getting great reviews.
The Bitches Say: A+. This new spot in Logan Square is living up to the rave reviews and we can’t wait to go back and check-out the dinner menu along with their margaritas, just in time for summer!
Lonesome Rose serves brunch everyday of the week from 7:00AM to 2:30PM
2101 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647