Breakfast isn’t just for breakfast anymore. What was once thought of as a morning staple is now anything one wants it to be — at any time of the day or night. If the aim is good health, a breakfast meal is a great way to load up on the vitamins and nutrients your body needs, but a good breakfast also offers a much more primal satisfaction — simply put, breakfast food is comfort food at its finest.  Here are some of the best all-day breakfast restaurants in Chicago to appease those breakfast urges in the morning, afternoon, or at night.
(Photo Credit: Firewater Saloon's Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Firewater Saloon’s Facebook)


Firewater Saloon
6689 N. Oliphant Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 631-0020
firewatersaloonchicago.com

Located in Chicago’s fun Edison Park area, Firewater Saloon is the only country bar in the neighborhood. But it’s so much more than that. With live country music acts every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, 19 flat screen TVs showing all the hot sporting events and signature cocktails, Firewater Saloon is a pretty cool place based on these merits alone, but their extensive menu including a wide variety of breakfast dishes is also pretty phenomenal itself. Firewater Saloon opens daily at 7 a.m., so even if you want your breakfast during normal breakfast hours they can accommodate that — or, whenever else you want. Call ahead to see if there’s a live band playing if you’re going for the food only as to avoid the cover charge.

Yolk
747 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 787-2277
eatyolk.com

Smack dab in the middle of the trendy River North neighborhood, there’s no mistaking Yolk as anything other than a breakfast place thanks to its clever name.  From wraps to platters to skillets — even crepes and blintzes — there’s a breakfast dish for everyone at Yolk. Yolk gets the griddle going at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, and at 7 a.m. on weekends, and has additional locations in the South Loop, Streeterville, West Loop and Lakeview areas. Because of Yolk’s popularity there can sometimes be a wait, but once that plate of food is in front of you you’ll see that it’s well worth it.

(Photo Credit: Hash Chicago's Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Hash Chicago’s Facebook)


Hash
1357 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 661-2964
www.hashchicago.com

Intimate and quaint, Hash, located in the West Town/Wicker Park area, serves up breakfast that looks as good as it tastes. Open at 8 a.m. every day but Tuesday, Hash offers friendly service in a casual environment, and with, you guessed it — a side of hash, although there are other options available too. One of the more eclectic breakfast options is the sweet potato, red onion & feta omelette, but more conventional choices are also available. For a more roomy experience, come during non-peak hours.

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Stax Cafe
1401 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-9871
www.staxcafe.com

Breakfast enthusiasts take their love seriously, and Stax Cafe does too. Located just west of the Loop, Stax Cafe doesn’t only serve breakfast all day long, they celebrate it. Not one to indulge in the wild and inventive breakfast combinations that no one’s ever thought of before, Stax sticks to the classics, their choices are simple, fresh, and, frankly, mouth-watering. Open daily at 7 a.m., stop in and savor a big mug of coffee (with free refills), or one of the selections from their juice bar.

3rd Coast Cafe & Wine Bar
1260 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 649-0730
www.3rdcoastcafe.com

All-day breakfast and wine? Life can’t possibly get any better than that! Open from 7 a.m. to midnight daily, 3rd Coast Cafe is the oldest of its kind in the Gold Coast area and there’s good reason for that staying power. With a warm, classy ambiance, 3rd Coast offers menu options featuring local and all-natural indegredients, boutique wines, craft beers and even fresh baked scones. There’s even a PB&J sandwich on the menu — but unlike any one your mom every made. Parking is sometimes tricky in the Gold Coast area; however, there is three-hour valet parking available just down the street.

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Soon after earning her BA in journalism, Melanie Falina began writing about one of the loves of her life – music. Since then, she’s covered some of the biggest names in music, in addition to writing on an array of other topics as well. She has written for Black Belt magazine, KISS: The Official Authorized Quarterly Magazine, Examiner, AXS.com, Yahoo Voices, and more, and was editor for Don Lemmon’s KNOW HOW Book Three, Refuse To Fail. Melanie is also a poet with five published collections of poetry available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and various establishments.