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Chicago’s Best French Toast

November 18, 2010 2:00 PM

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Chicago’s Best French Toast

Chicago’s Best French Toast

Sweet Maple Cafe

Sweet Maple Cafe

Rise and shine. When getting up for French Toast on this list, you won’t even need your alarm clock! From bananas foster to ham and cheese, this isn’t your average French Toast.

Have a favorite French Toast spot we missed? Leave us a comment below.

Sweet Maple Cafe

1339 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Looking for a great spot for French Toast on the South Side? Look no further then Sweet Maple Cafe. Neighborhood locals and Chicago tourists, can all be found enjoying the Sweet Maple menu. Family recipes and fresh ingredients make this restaurant feel like home. The Holiday French Toast at Sweet Maple is amazing all year round!

Featured Toast:
•Holiday French Toast:
Thick slices of challah bread, dipped in rich vanilla custard, scented with nutmeg and dusted with powdered sugar. Served with grade AA butter and pure maple syrup.

Chicago’s Best French Toast

Chicago’s Best French Toast - Le Peep

Le Peep

1010 W. Washington Blvd.
Evanston, IL
(312) 563-9990

Le Peep specializes in down home breakfast comfort food. Decadent and rich, best describe the French Toast at Le Peep. Eating these numbers is sure to cure any sweet tooth.

Le Peep also has a second location in Mt. Prospect on Northwest Hwy.

Featured Toast:
•Custard-dipped French Toast:
Our thick-cut egg bread dipped in our rich custard batter and grilled golden, dusted with powdered sugar and served with cinnamon apples or strawberry sauce.

•Cinnamon Roll French Toast:
Our monster cinnamon roll dipped in our custard batter and grilled golden, topped with cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon.

•Stuffed French Toast:
Our thick-cut wheat berry bread filled with our cheesecake filling, dipped in our custard batter and grilled golden. Dusted with powdered sugar and served with berries.

Nookies Tree

3 Chicago locations:
Old Town, Lincoln Park, Edgewater
(773) 248-9888

Located in the heart of Lakeview, Nookies Tree is the definition of the all-night breakfast hangout. Though they do serve lunch and dinner, breakfast is king. Once you try their ‘Crunchy French Toast’, you’ll wonder how you’ve made it through so many breakfasts without it.

Featured Toast:
•Crunchy French Toast:
Thick egg bread coated in corn flakes

Heaven On Seven

111 N. Wabash – 7th Floor,
Chicago, IL 60602

Breakfast lovers rejoice! At Heaven on Seven (Wabash) breakfast is served all day Monday-Saturday. The hardest part about digging into this French Toast menu is deciding where to start. Heaven On Seven has more French Toast to love at their other Chicagoland locations: Rush Street, Chicago – Naperville, Illinois.

Featured Toast:
•Pecan French Toast
•Bananas Foster French Toast
•Bananas Foster Pecan French Toast


3868 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

You’ll find contemporary American cuisine with a Hawaiian spin at this Lincoln Park treasure. Sola’s French Toast is perfect for the brunch set. A combination of ham and cheese gives traditional French Toast a delicious twist.

Featured Toast:
•Ham and Cheese French Toast:
Ham, cheese, mustard honey, and plum preserves

Have a favorite French Toast spot we missed? Leave us a comment below.–Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago
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  • Cate

    What about Bistrot Zinc on State Street?

  • KMark

    You cannot possibly leave out the french toast at Eleven City Diner. It is the best.

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