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Bite Café

New American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and American Restaurant$$$$
Ukrainian Village, Chicago
96 Tips and reviews
  • pork hash
  • breakfast food
  • empty bottle
  • vegetarian food
  • brunch food
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  • Bitches Who Brunch M.
    Voted Best Cafe: Serving a fun breakfast menu daily, in addition to weekend brunch, this is the perfect spot to start your day with a coffee fix, and hang for a few hours into lunch. Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 16, 2013
    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.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DiGilioSeptember 9, 2016
    One of the best brunches I've had in the city. Inexpensive + BYOB. I had the poutine and it was phenomenal: small cheese curds and a spicy, orange, bacon gravy ladled over fries with two poached eggs!
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchApril 13, 2016
    I enjoyed the sauce a lot, and liked that there was a lot of it. The english muffins were the thick, classic style and I wanted to the lather the sauce on every bite.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchSeptember 28, 2015
    The Bitches Say: A. A decadent, evolving menu using the best ingredients in season, simple decor, and a welcoming neighborhood feel, it is a great choice for a yummy brunch at an extremely fair price. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 17, 2012
    From the breakfast “mashbrown” (a genius combination of mashed potatoes and hash browns) to the crisp and juicy half-chicken with roasted garlic for dinner, the new food is simple and satisfying. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJanuary 24, 2012
    The devious minds behind this brunch spot think they can throw perfect poached eggs on top of crispy poutine and call it breakfast? They could call it dessert and I’d still eat it any time of the day. Read more
  • ben m.
    ben mFebruary 11, 2016
    You can't miss with their brunch menu, go pork hash if it's your first visit. BYOB, but you grab drinks from the Empty Bottle too.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneApril 2, 2015
    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
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistDecember 23, 2014
    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
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineApril 13, 2012
    This casually hip storefront offers plenty to chomp on, notably a delectable roast chicken, which may be partnered with Swiss chard and diced Yukon Golds or perhaps lentils and Brussels sprouts. Read more
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca RickertJuly 7, 2015
    The have one of the tastiest brunches in the area! Always delicious. Tried the pimento cheese Benedict (add bacon of course 😆)
  • Joe C.
    Joe CarpitaDecember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • On the Grid
    On the GridNovember 21, 2016
    Perfect for a romantic date night with your boo or a 13 person BYO pre-game for the Big Freedia concert at the Empty Bottle next door, we’ve never had a bad experience. Read more
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SamuelsonFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    the gnocchi is effen awesome. I could seriously eat that daily. I don't know what they did to their vegetables in the pasta but it was perfect. loved bite cafe!
  • 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!
  • Johnny L.
    Johnny LeJune 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TriskettDecember 8, 2011
    The pulled pork sandwich could be served at any bbq restaurant in the country. So well-spiced and flavorful. The pork hash is also a beautiful dish.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 6, 2011
    Try the mashbrown from our 100 Best list: The search for the perfect hash browns ends at Bite, where a patty of skin-on potato mash is always fried to a golden crisp.
  • Grace A.
    Grace AldridgeJanuary 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • AskMen
    AskMenMarch 24, 2011
    Whips up healthy eats from the early morning to late night, including tofu ceviche tostadas, blackened catfish tacos and artichoke fritters. Read more
  • Kristin
    KristinSeptember 1, 2012
    Fish Friday is a treat. The stroganoff is a must for beef eaters. The lemon pound cake is the perfect ending.
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveOctober 18, 2010
    Open from brunch until dinner, Bite even offers some after-hours nourishment in the form of veggie burgers and falafel sandwiches—great for soaking up those extra beers after midnight.
  • John
    JohnFebruary 9, 2014
    Get the hash - and the Dark Matter coffee is delish. Drink it black.
  • Catherine H.
    Catherine HanMarch 24, 2014
    Bite Café's take on vegetarian Bi Bim Bop is simply amazing. Mind you, this is coming from a Korean.
  • Tina W.
    Tina WeidenhammerAugust 22, 2014
    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
  • Johnny L.
    Johnny LeAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The best lunch item has to be the burger! And for $10 it's totally worth every penny.
  • Manbque
    ManbqueMay 18, 2012
    Try their breakfast poutine. Whatever you order, get some Dark Matter BBQ sauce on the side. Manbque approved!
  • Marios R.
    Marios RigopoulosMarch 25, 2015
    Best brunch place in Chicago. Everything was perfect and the staff possibly the friendliest ever
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian BurnickasFebruary 5, 2015
    I like to call this place a hipster diner. Good food. Must try the challah bread dessert.
  • Heather D.
    Heather DumfordJune 8, 2014
    Two words: Pork combination of flavors I've had for brunch in Chicago
  • Mike G.
    Mike GonzalezJuly 23, 2013
    Came for brunch during the week (served until 5pm) and there was no line and quick service :)
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillMay 8, 2015
    Be sure to add some hash-browns & biscuits to your order. They are a must try.
  • Emily M.
    Emily MelvinSeptember 16, 2011
    Great breakfast. I die for the Poutine. Makes me wonder why everything is not smothered in bacon gravy.
  • Christopher
    ChristopherFebruary 22, 2014
    With the new heavy metal soundtrack and insane Horseshoe burger, this place seems to be taking a turn to Kuma's Corner
  • Mark B.
    Mark BurstinerOctober 19, 2014
    Amazing French toast, eggs Benedict, and almost every hash is great
  • Vasu M.
    Vasu MirmiraMarch 22, 2014
    Awesome! Not super kid-friendly, but great food and friendly, attentive staff!
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KinserSeptember 12, 2013
    Had the char fish. Great mix of flavors with the cream, corn, and tomatoes.
  • Abby B.
    Abby BrownJune 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Rec from a carnivore: tofu scramble!! Don't be distracted by all the beautiful hipster hostesses and waitresses.
  • Cassie G.
    Cassie GrafströmMay 17, 2016
    We've tried a fair number of their breakfast items and all are delicious
  • Nichole H.
    Nichole HemkerJanuary 25, 2014
    Super cute place with amazing coffee and delicious food. A must try!
  • Syng S.
    Syng ShinJuly 1, 2014
    Their bi bim bop was amazing. Highly recommended.
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineJune 28, 2011
    Dining editor @pennypollack says "I hope all the medicinal claims about garlic are true because I'm mad about this homage-to-garlic chicken." Photo:
  • Marcelo P.
    Marcelo PinNovember 9, 2013
    Great brunch. BYOB. Eggs Duncan were the best!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithSeptember 3, 2012
    Whatever you get for breakfast, order it with a side of "mashbrown." Trust me.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BobbApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place. The hours on foursquare are wrong. It is open on Saturday.
  • Emily J.
    Emily JurlinaAugust 13, 2014
    The breakfast tacos are great. You can order them individually.
  • Carrie J.
    Carrie JeanMay 29, 2015
    Tofu scramble, biscuits/jam, winter salad, BYOB, grab a mimosa from Empty Bottle while you wait for your brunch table!
  • Grace A.
    Grace AldridgeJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cute brunch place, and BYOB if you're feeling like A.M. bubbles
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 2, 2013
    Solid little cafe next to the Empty Bottle.
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