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Chicago’s Best Outdoor Brunches

It’s finally here, Chicago, patio season! And it’s long overdue. To ensure you can enjoy the outdoors in every possible way, we present you with our Bitch-approved brunch spots with patios. Eat up, and eat out(side)!

Paradise Park Brunch

Paradise Park

This new addition to the patio scene offers brunch in a chic trailer park. No, we’re not kidding. Paradise Park is an Instagrammable delight with a year-round patio, disco balls, flamingos, and neon. The food is pretty great too! Enjoy grown-up jalapeno poppers, pizza, and tater tots. Read our review, here.

Paradise Park, 1913 W North Ave, Chicago, (773) 687-9117

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Frontera Grill Brunch

In the heart of River North lies Frontera Grill, a Rick Bayless gem that boasts an incredible menu and even better patio. We recommend the chilaquiles. Read all about our brunch experience in our review, here.

Frontera Grill, 445 North Clark St., Chicago, (312) 661-1434

The Dawson

The Dawson Brunch

The Dawson’s patio is where all the cool kids are going to be partying this spring. With a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar and creative twists on brunch classics, The Dawson will be one of the busiest patios this season, guaranteed. Bring your appetite and SPF. Read our review of The Dawson, here.

The Dawson, 730 W Grand Ave., Chicago, (312) 243-8955


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An oldie but goodie, Whisk is known for its clever entrées and, unfortunately, long waits when the patio opens. We recommend getting there early, so you can take part in the beautiful outdoor space with your own BYOB options. This is a must-visit if you’re craving traditional breakfast options. Read our review, here.

Whisk, 2018 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, (773) 252-9060

Publican Quality Meats

Publican Quality Meats

The Fulton Market District has a variety of hidden brunch gems, all of which are worth the trek! Publican Quality Meats offers a gorgeous patio and even tastier food. “The butcher’s breakfast” is a perfect post-workout option to help build muscle with copious amounts of protein. Read all about our experience eating the fantastic brunch, here.

Publican Quality Meats, 825 W. Fulton Market St., Chicago, (312) 445-8977

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Chop Shop

A popular spot for it’s lively patio and delicious food, Chop Shop should be on your list of places to brunch in the sun. With it’s large menu and paleo-friendly brunch, Chop Shop is sure to please everyone. Read our review here.

Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago, (773) 537-4440

Southport Grocery

Southport Grocery

Southport Grocery has been a long-standing Bitches Who Brunch favorite, and it’s easy to see why. Enjoy bites from their fun and eclectic menu–including homemade Pop-tarts! Read our review, here.

Southport Grocery, 3552 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, (773) 665-0100


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Imagine enjoying one of Hutch’s amazing Bloody Marys al fresco. Sounds heavenly, right? Well, Hutch not only has amazing food but also has a fantastic outdoor space for you to soak up the sun while trying the unbelievable croissant French toast. Read all about our experience dining at Lakeview’s Hutch here.

Hutch, 3301 N. Clark St., Chicago, (773) 248-1155

Kanela Streeterville

Kanela Breakfast Club

With locations all around the city, Kanela is a fan favorite for brunch. The location in Streeterville not only boasts a beautiful interior, but an exquisite exterior. The patio space, while small, gives its patrons the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors downtown. Read our review and all about the red velvet French toast (yum!) here.

Kanela Breakfast Club, 502 E Illinois St., Chicago, (312) 380-0071


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Delightful Pastries

If you’re looking for a spot off the beaten path, try Delightful Pastries in Old Town! Not only does Delightful Pastries have an exquisite brunch, but they also deliver on their name with some incredible pastries like chocolate berry tulips. Whether you’re going for brunch or for a quick snack, the patio out front is perfect for people watching. Read our review, here.

Delightful Pastries, 1710 N. Wells St., Chicago, (773) 545-7215

Nellcôte Brunch


Nellcôte is known for its upscale decor, and for its outdoor patio that is to die for. The restaurant mills its own flour and the bread, pasta, and doughs definitely show it. Read all about our experience at brunch, here.

Nellcôte, 833 W Randolph St, Chicago, (312) 432-0500


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This brewpub boasts one of our favorite brunch burgers in the city. The restaurant’s no reservation policy can work in your favor if you arrive early and request a seat on the patio. Enjoy people watching on Southport while you eat. Read our review, here.

Corridor Brewery & Provisions, 3446 N Southport Ave, Chicago, (773) 270-4272


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Cafe Brauer

Lions and tigers and brunch – oh my! You can grab your friends and enjoy mimosas on the patio at Cafe Brauer. This restaurant is located just south of the Lincoln Park Zoo, so walk off your food coma with a free stroll through the grounds.

Cafe Brauer, 2021 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, (312) 742-2400

Kirsten Ballard

Chicago Food Editor & Social Manager

Kirsten is our Chicago Food Editor & Social Manager. 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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