Mike and I finally decided to embark on the 36 mile journey along Chicago’s beautiful Lakefront Path. This fantastic multipurpose trail passes through most of Chicago’s best tourist attractions.
We have always wanted to try out the highly regarded Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe, known for fabulous specialty pancakes, french toast, and omelettes. We figured that a pre workout breakfast at Wildberry would be the perfect opportunity to fuel up and experience a new downtown restaurant. Wildberry is located just a few short blocks from the path, making it the perfect option for those spending the day along Lake Michigan.
Wildberry offers a wide variety of pancakes, waffles, and french toast varieties, even gluten free! I did not want to load up on sweets before embarking on a 30+ mile bike ride, so I opted for more protein. I decided to go with the Veggie Omelette, which included onions, broccoli, asparagus, bell peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms.
What a nice combination of vegetables! I have never seen asparagus on an omelet, however, it went well with the other selections. And, I also loved the fact that they used larger sized vegetables, instead of those tiny chopped pieces that you see on most omelettes. The dish included hash browns (just the right amount of crispiness) and your choice of bread (the rye was delicious).
Mike ordered the Breakfast Burrito (eggs, cilantro, avocado, and cheese packed inside a whole wheat wrap). You can make this option vegetarian by skipping the chorizo. Mike appreciated the easy substitution (no chorizo) and the option for fresh fruit as opposed to hash browns.
This restaurant was packed for a weekday morning. After experiencing the excellent food and service, I can see the reason behind the popularity and excellent reviews(currently number 2 on Trip Advisor of all Chicago restaurants)!
Wildberry is conveniently located on Randolph Street, within walking distance of Millennium Park and the Magnificent Mile. Start your day off right by enjoying the breakfast specialties, classy atmosphere, and refined service at Wildberry!
Address: 130 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601
Hours: Everyday from 6:30am-2:30pm
Parking: Pay per hour street parking or parking garage. There are several garages in the area including one right across the street which offers an excellent morning special ($15 if in between 7:30-9:30 and stay for at least 5 hours).