Bite Café

New American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and American Restaurant
1039 N Western Ave (at W Cortez St), Chicago, IL 60622, United States
Hours:
Closed until 9:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 9:00 AM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, BYO
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.3/10

Based on 242 votes

People like this place

Total Visitors
2,744
Total Visits
5,532
Save
Share
  • What you need to know
    Marcelo P.
    "Eggs Duncan were the best!"(4 Tips)
    T C.
    "Great vegetarian options and BYOB to boot!"(5 Tips)
    Joe C.
    "There's a Bite blend of Dark Matter coffee that is delicious too."(3 Tips)
    Time Out Chicago
    "breakfast “mashbrown”"(4 Tips)
Log in to leave tips at this venue!
Sort:
  • Recent
  • Popular

83 tips. Filter by taste:

  • all tips
  • pork hash
  • breakfast food
  • empty bottles
  • vegetarian food
  • brunch food
  • dark matter coffee
  • BYOB
  • poutine
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • café
  • cozy
  • lively
  • casual
  • good for a late night
  • eggs
  • desserts
  • authentic
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • beet salad
  • Frank S.

    They take credit cards. No wifi. No lattes. Good service :).

    Frank Soriano · May 31
    Save
  • Carrie J.

    Tofu scramble, biscuits/jam, winter salad, BYOB, grab a mimosa from Empty Bottle while you wait for your brunch table!

    Carrie Jean · May 29
    Save
  • Ricky S.

    Be sure to add some hash-browns & biscuits to your order. They are a must try.

    Save
  • Michelle M.

    I've always shied away from eggs Benedict because I don't like eggs, but they'll do it here with tofu & it is AWESOME!

    Save
  • Chicago Tribune

    This sunny cafe boasts a great selection of comfort food entrees, plus dishes more refined than you'd expect at your usual late night eatery, such as beef cheeks and Peruvian bay scallops. Read more

    Chicago Tribune · April 2
    Save
  • Kristan L.

    The pimento Benedict was amazing!

    Kristan Lieb · April 1
    Save
  • Marios R.

    Best brunch place in Chicago. Everything was perfect and the staff possibly the friendliest ever

    Marios Rigopoulos · March 25
    Save
  • Amy S.

    bottomless Dark Matter coffee

    Amy Schmidt · February 15
    Save
  • Jillian B.

    I like to call this place a hipster diner. Good food. Must try the challah bread dessert.

    Jillian Burnickas · February 5
    Save
  • T C.

    Great vegetarian options and BYOB to boot!

    T Callahan · January 17
    Save
  • Grace A.

    BYOB and I've never eaten something here I didn't like. The bi bim bop is my favorite, and their biscuits with jam are amazing.

    Grace Aldridge · January 14
    Save
  • Chicagoist

    Sometimes you need a reminder of why brunch steeped in simplicity is a good thing. Their Eggs Duncan is a satisfying take on the classic benedict with a healthy serving of greens and two poached eggs. Read more

    Chicagoist · December 23, 2014
    Save
  • Joe C.

    Just keep saying Poutine until they put it in front of you. There's a Bite blend of Dark Matter coffee that is delicious too.

    Joe Carpita · December 10, 2014
    Save
  • Noah B.

    Everything!

    Noah Basden · November 20, 2014
    Save
  • Mark B.

    Amazing French toast, eggs Benedict, and almost every hash is great

    Mark Burstiner · October 19, 2014
    Save
  • mokay

    I'm not Korean but the bi bim bop was amazing.

    mokay · October 12, 2014
    Save
  • Tina W.

    I've been here now 3x, always love the small but we'll curated menu. My food is wonderful & my coffee cup never gets empty #leapliving

    Tina Weidenhammer · August 22, 2014
    Save
  • Emily J.

    The breakfast tacos are great. You can order them individually.

    Emily Jurlina · August 13, 2014
    Save
  • Kellen T.

    Brunch is great, but dinner is the little know secret. Simple, yet refined menu.

    Kellen Terrett · August 8, 2014
    Save
  • Jen K.

    Mashbrown!

    Jen Kane · August 7, 2014
    Save
  • Noah M.

    The mash brown is my favorite breakfast potato

    Noah Manion · August 6, 2014
    Save
  • Syng S.

    Their bi bim bop was amazing. Highly recommended.

    Syng Shin · July 1, 2014
    Save
  • Johnny L.

    Always try the specials, they're always unique and are a testament to the talent in the kitchen. And get a malted milkshake...just do it.

    Johnny Le · June 12, 2014
    Save
  • Marnie C.

    Try the Eggs Duncan. Sooo yummy!!

    Marnie Coene · June 11, 2014
    Save
  • Heather D.

    Two words: Pork Hash...best combination of flavors I've had for brunch in Chicago

    Heather Dumford · June 8, 2014
    Save
  • Marci C.

    Get the Hash

    Marci Castillo · May 8, 2014
    Save
  • Teri P.

    Go at 8 am and you're guaranteed to be surrounded by kids.

    Teri Pytel · April 13, 2014
    Save
  • Catherine H.

    Bite Café's take on vegetarian Bi Bim Bop is simply amazing. Mind you, this is coming from a Korean.

    Catherine Han · March 24, 2014
    Save
  • Vasu M.

    Awesome! Not super kid-friendly, but great food and friendly, attentive staff!

    Vasu Mirmira · March 22, 2014
    Save
  • Erik W.

    The Bi Bim Bop is perfect with a Sunday morning beer.

    Erik Wallin · March 2, 2014
    Save
  • Christopher N.

    With the new heavy metal soundtrack and insane Horseshoe burger, this place seems to be taking a turn to Kuma's Corner

    Christopher Nyren · February 22, 2014
    Save
  • John

    Get the hash - and the Dark Matter coffee is delish. Drink it black.

    John · February 9, 2014
    Save
  • Nichole H.

    Super cute place with amazing coffee and delicious food. A must try!

    Nichole Hemker · January 25, 2014
    Save
  • Jared S.

    Poutine! Nice work Bite!

    Jared S · January 2, 2014
    Save
  • Marcelo P.

    Great brunch. BYOB. Eggs Duncan were the best!

    Marcelo Pin · November 9, 2013
    Save
  • Kavitha S.

    Amazing. Will def go back. Its byob too !

    Kavitha Sagi · October 23, 2013
    Save
  • Jessica K.

    Had the char fish. Great mix of flavors with the cream, corn, and tomatoes.

    Jessica Kinser · September 12, 2013
    Save
  • Johnny L.

    The best lunch item has to be the burger! And for $10 it's totally worth every penny.

    Johnny Le · August 31, 2013
    Save
  • Mike G.

    Came for brunch during the week (served until 5pm) and there was no line and quick service :)

    Mike Gonzalez · July 23, 2013
    Save
  • Abby B.

    Rec from a carnivore: tofu scramble!! Don't be distracted by all the beautiful hipster hostesses and waitresses.

    Abby Brown · June 2, 2013
    Save
  • Rohini J.

    Pork hash is one of the best I've eaten!

    Rohini Jalan · May 28, 2013
    Save
  • Serious Eats

    The tomatoes on the grilled cheese are "cured" before between served with Wisconsin cheddar, smoked gouda, and provolone. The roasted flavor helps tie the sandwich with the tomato fennel soup.

    Serious Eats · May 16, 2013
    Save
  • Buck T.

    Always tofu scramble!

    Buck Town · May 13, 2013
    Save
  • Serious Eats

    Solid little cafe next to the Empty Bottle.

    Serious Eats · May 2, 2013
    Save
  • Sam B.

    Great place. The hours on foursquare are wrong. It is open on Saturday.

    Sam Bobb · April 6, 2013
    Save
  • Bilal G.

    Delicious breakfast place on Chicago. Have the Eggs Duncan!

    Bilal Ghalib · March 30, 2013
    Save
  • Debby N.

    It's open, not closed as shown.

    Debby Niesen · March 27, 2013
    Save
  • keeton c.

    Coq au vin. Coq. Au. Vin.

    keeton chamberlain · March 22, 2013
    Save
  • Miranda R.

    Beet salad is to die for!

    Miranda Rutkowski · December 8, 2012
    Save
  • Jennifer H.

    The Chicken Paillard is delicious!

    Jennifer Haffner · November 18, 2012
    Save

Appears on 261 lists

See all »

Is this your business? Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date. Plus use our free tools to find new customers.