FIVE OF THE BEST BREAKFAST PLACES IN SCHAUMBURG, IL
It’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Schaumburg has many places to get your morning meal. There are five outstanding restaurants in Schaumburg known for great food combined with fast and friendly service. So, let’s check them out.
EGG HARBOR CAFÉ
This spot offers an espresso bar to satisfy your every coffee craving. The menu has a traditional breakfast dishes ranging from eggs to pancakes. If you’re in an adventurous mood, try the Grove Benny, a take on Eggs Benedict that comes with bacon jam, avocado, and poblano chili hollandaise sauce. Another local favorite is the lobster scramble: traditional scrambled eggs with lobster, cream cheese, and scallions. The restaurant features a homey, country décor and offers a gluten-free menu.
The popularity of this breakfast spot in Schaumberg could mean long lines and wait times, especially on the weekends. But the food, including the selection of homemade jams, is worth the wait. Favorites included Oreo S’mores Pancakes, the Napa Valley Omelet that includes California figs and Havarti cheese, and Signature Bliss French Toast with Mascarpone cheese and fresh berries. Gluten-free menu options are also available. You can order coffee to make standing in line more bearable, but be prepared for a wait as long as an hour and a half.
Another well-liked restaurant is family-owned Jojo’s, a 1950’s style diner know for friendly staff and generous portions. A popular dish is the Cinnamon French Toast served by itself or included with combo plates. Specialties include breakfast paninis, wraps, and waffles topped with everything from fresh berries to ice cream, and the customer favorite Banana Bread French Toast. Jojo’s Diner is Schaumburg’s little secret so waits are short and service is quick.
CHECKER’S PANCAKE HOUSE
Don’t let the name fool you – there are more than just pancakes here – but the pancakes are made with Checker’s own special batter. The cakes come both baked and traditional old-fashioned. Be sure to check out the “Internationale” selections including French and Palestinian pancakes. Other favorites include the Hawaii Five-O omelet with pineapple and the Olé omelet with chorizo. This diner is known for fast and efficient service and even offers a loyalty program for frequent customers.
RICHARD WALKER’S PANCAKES HOUSE
This breakfast spot is well-known for its baked pancakes, including the Apple pancake that looks more like a giant cinnamon bun than a pancake. The German pancakes and the Dutch Baby pancakes (a smaller portion of German pancakes) are also popular. The restaurant also offers Swedish and Potato pancakes. The egg dishes are always fresh and gluten-free items are available. The four-egg omelets are oven-baked and come with a wide variety of fillings and a nice selection of cheeses.
If you are hungry for breakfast in Schaumburg, you won’t be disappointed. Whether it is traditional eggs and bacon or something a little more gourmet, you will find what you want here. So, don’t miss out on the most important meal of the day.