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Milk & Honey Café

Café and Coffee Shop$$$$
Wicker Park, Chicago
  • The experts at Serious Eats and Time Out Chicago recommend this place
    • Serious Eats
    • Time Out Chicago
  • caroline h.
    "I love the pancakes, oatmeal and on the weekends huevos rancheros!"(16 Tips)
    Brett L.
    "The Huevos Rancheros is the best breakfast in Chicago...period!"(20 Tips)
    Time Out Chicago
    "... just head home with a bag of signature granola."(2 Tips)
    Melissa E.
    "The spicy black bean soup is great!"(2 Tips)
91 Tips and reviews
  • huevos rancheros
  • breakfast food
  • brunch food
  • sandwiches
  • coffee
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  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬October 13
    Been here 5+ times
    The avocado toast is my favorite dish!
  • Allyssa M.
    Allyssa ManningSeptember 3
    Outdoor seating good for dogs
  • Marilyn O.
    If you're Mexican, don't get the huevos rancheros. Your momma probably makes them better. Get the lemonade tho!
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn BaldwinJune 23, 2016
    A great place for coffee and breakfast!
  • aprilkalinka f.
    aprilkalinka ffMay 9, 2016
    I loved to have latte there. Great coffee and athmosphere
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McDonaghApril 24, 2016
    Good brunch! Make sure your whole party is there before trying to get a table
  • Lewis C.
    Lewis ClarkeApril 15, 2016
    Good museli!
  • C R.
    C ReyApril 9, 2016
    No frills breakfast and lunch cafe. Think breakfast panini, lox bagel, huevos rancheros. Nice outdoor seating when the weather cooperates. Good coffee and tea options as well.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McDonaghApril 9, 2016
    Good breakfast spot. Won't seat you unless your entire party is there, but wasn't a big deal.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HaidJanuary 8, 2016
    Bagel with lochs
  • Monti B.
    Monti BraySeptember 7, 2015
    Breakfast panini is scrumptious. Grab some banana bread to go!
  • Madhu V.
    Madhu VulimiriSeptember 7, 2015
    If you're there for weekend brunch, get the Huevos Rancheros Casserole. It's baked to perfection.
  • Renée V.
    Renée VargasAugust 5, 2015
    Decent coffee, great pastries, yummy caprese sandwich
  • Adam H.
    Adam HickeyJuly 12, 2015
    Granola pancakes. Done.
  • Eliza R.
    Eliza RamirezJuly 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They always great soups, including chilled ones in the summer! Love their spicy pickles, too!
  • Laura M.
    Laura McSlizzJune 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast burrito is on point 👌🏼
  • Laura M.
    Laura McSlizzJune 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    No wifi :(
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchApril 29, 2015
    For those willing to indulge, try their orange brioche French toast or huevos rancheros. At Milk & Honey, you don’t need to wait until the weekends to enjoy brunch, which is also served Monday-Friday. Read more
  • Fiona H.
    Fiona HodgeMarch 26, 2015
    Bit full of mums with strollers. Great food though.
  • Stanton B.
    Stanton BohmbachJanuary 22, 2015
    Unhealthy and tastes bad.
  • Carles D.
    Carles DiazBritoOctober 22, 2014
    $6.30 for oatmeal? Seriously?
  • Derek V.
    Derek ViehmanOctober 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best scones in the city of Chicago!!
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca RickertOctober 15, 2014
    Great place to stop for coffee and a bakery item. Fun salads and specials and I love their chicken sandwich with bleu cheese! Food is far better than the service, always feel like I'm bothering them
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SaladinoAugust 22, 2014
    delicious pickles!
  • Shari
    ShariAugust 17, 2014
    Go on a Sunday after 1:30 to sit and arill grab breakfast.
  • Patrick T.
    Patrick TabetAugust 15, 2014
    Pancakes are great, but waiters think that smiles are too mainstream.
  • Kaitlin V.
    Kaitlin V.July 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    try the iced Thai latté or the fig and black pepper latté. their French toast is delicious.
  • Syng S.
    Syng ShinJuly 1, 2014
    A great brunch place. Highly recommend pancakes and french toast.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SansardoMay 5, 2014
    Love this place.
  • Michely
    MichelyApril 6, 2014
    Black bean burger was a little mushy. Prefer it crispy. Black bean soup was to die for
  • Melissa E.
    Melissa EFebruary 9, 2014
    The spicy black bean soup is great! Nice and spicy. The ordering situation is a little weird and crowded though.
  • Emily M.
    Emily MartinezFebruary 2, 2014
    I would sacrifice myself for the Pumpkin Coconut Latte.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SchopfelJanuary 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This place makes you not mind waiting for coffee and food. Also the waffle and pancake specials are rad.
  • Jan S.
    Jan S.November 27, 2013
    friendly staff, great cappuccino, great sandwiches and fresh orange juice :)
  • Brett L.
    Brett LanfordNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Huevos Rancheros is the best breakfast in Chicago...period!
  • molly s.
    molly steensonOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There are so many babies and toddlers here, I swear it's a daycare
  • Pooneet K.
    Pooneet KantSeptember 4, 2013
    Don't agree with the comments about bad service, but 0/2 on food - huevos rancheros were cold, blt was generic (certainly not thick-cut) and assembled poorly.
  • molly s.
    molly steensonAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    So many babies.
  • Christina U.
    Christina UsatenkoAugust 3, 2013
    I do like the food, but I am sure it would taste better without the attitude from the employees.
  • Jose F.
    Jose FuentesJune 29, 2013
    Good food for breakfast and no wait.
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff L.June 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hippies and Hipsters together as one!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 13, 2013
    Cheese Sandwich: In its simplicity--just six ingredients, bread included--lies oh-so-many layers of flavor.
  • Colin B.
    Colin BrownellApril 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the EVERYTHING; it's delicious.
  • Domenic C.
    Domenic CarusoApril 13, 2013
    Go to Janiks.
  • Ben P.
    Ben PierceJanuary 25, 2013
    The salmon made me and my roommate sick. Maybe it was an off day. It's usually really good.
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WarrenNovember 11, 2012
    Not the best service in the world, but it's a super nice place to sit and eat good food. :)
  • Suzanne E.
    Suzanne EL-MoursiNovember 11, 2012
    Try the Butternut Squash Quiche - Divine and proper for Autumn!
  • Karen C.
    Karen CabbyOctober 31, 2012
    Employees are great...
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah S.August 25, 2012
    Huevos Rancheros. The best!!!
  • Megan
    MeganAugust 12, 2012
    You can't go wrong with the huevos rancheros and a bloody...
  • Of a Kind
    Of a KindJuly 10, 2012
    This is a favorite spot of local designer Laura Lombardi. She insists you have to try the homemade granola! Check out more about Laura and her designs at! Read more
  • Blake S.
    Blake SamicJuly 1, 2012
    Get the huevos rancheros (Saturday and Sunday only)
  • Rashad S.
    Rashad SalaamMay 26, 2012
    No wifi. Boo.
  • Adora W.
    Adora Wilson-EyeMay 4, 2012
    Skip the bloodies if you like em spicy
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsMarch 21, 2012
    Warm weather brings coveted additional patio seating at this overflowing Wicker Park breakfast and lunch fave. (That means more chances to eat the awesome baked goods.) Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJanuary 24, 2012
    This quiche is at least two inches thick, and the cauliflower, leek and Swiss cheese (fillings change daily) combine for a savory symphony. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsJanuary 13, 2012
    Milk & Honey pickles its own sweet spears that are served alongside their sandwiches, but they're happy to throw in a couple of extras, and if you're hankering for a dozen, they're 25 cents each.
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsJanuary 11, 2012
    Like its namesake, there's all the traditional breakfast staples for the kids, and organic and local fare for the adults. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsJanuary 10, 2012
    This sunny, friendly sandwich-and-coffee joint helps kick-start the day with countless baked goods and specialty coffees, plus an array of hearty options for when you feel like filling up. Read more
  • Luis M.
    Luis MezaJanuary 8, 2012
    Get the huevos rancheros
  • Marvin R.
    Marvin RussellJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Management: Get buzzers so people can wait outside if they want.
  • Ann Marie H.
    Ann Marie HankinsDecember 29, 2011
    Food is good, great for families; but be careful... The kids oatmeal comes with nuts(it's not indicated on the menu) and could cause issues if you have nut allergies.
  • Colleen C.
    Colleen ClaesNovember 17, 2011
    Yogurt parfait is to die for.
  • Ada L.
    Ada LopezNovember 16, 2011
    Portobello sandwich with goat cheese is awesome!!!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    Try the BLT made with extra-thick bacon and rosemary-and-thyme–encrusted roast beef. Be prepared to either fight your way to the front of the line or just head home with a bag of signature granola. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 19, 2011
    Try the BLT made with extra-thick bacon and rosemary-and-thyme–encrusted roast beef. Be prepared to either fight your way to the front of the line or just head home with a bag of signature granola.
  • Lo B.
    Lo BerghoffOctober 11, 2011
    Sit outside on a nice day! Ice water and tea is self serve next to the cashier!
  • Kristin L.
    Kristin LukowskiOctober 9, 2011
    Huevos rancheros were amazing. Waffles had real cream -- real cream!!! -- on top. Not the most polite service but it's a do-it-yourself place so it didn't have to be.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can find JoSno syrup here!
  • Erik W.
    Erik WagnerSeptember 6, 2011
    So overrated. It was the most stressful eating experience I've ever had. U stand between the tables after u order till a table open. By the time it does, ur food is cold. And service sucks. Don't go
  • Paige N.
    Paige NAugust 16, 2011
    Everything tastes amazing but the employees are sassy and clearly have forgotten how to smile
  • Ashok S.
    Ashok SelvamJune 13, 2011
    Avoid the specials and order off the menu. They have Mighty Leaf tea, so enjoy that. Read more
  • grace a.
    grace aptsMay 12, 2011
    The manager is a total twat and customer service is unheard of by the other staff members. Food is decent, but quite pretentious.
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangMarch 23, 2011
    The bloody mary wasn't all that good, but the rest of the meal was amaz-balls!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BunettaJanuary 25, 2011
    Oatmeal is phenomenal! It's worth $5
  • Lucia G.
    Lucia GiudiceJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious food and quite reasonable. My only complaint is that they are not open for dinner (other than during the summer)!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SwitzerNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Juevos rancheos. Everytime.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 19, 2010
    Try the Key Lime Cream Cheese Pound Cake
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KNovember 18, 2010
    Grilled Mediterrean Tuna Melt aims to please!
  • Liz L.
    Liz LeOctober 2, 2010
    Delicious sandwiches like the portabello, roasted tomato and spinach! Line moves quickly. Nice staff.
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 16, 2010
    This is an official Nickelodeon Parents' Picks Award Nominee!Powered by
  • caroline h.
    caroline harrisJuly 11, 2010
    One of my favorites in Wicker Park. I love the pancakes, oatmeal and on the weekends huevos rancheros!
  • Katie N.
    Katie NewmanMarch 9, 2010
    Hit the weekend brunch, and don't be afraid of the line. It moves fast.
  • Jade N.
    Jade NoelleMarch 3, 2010
    The peanut butter rice krispy is the bomb! The perfect light snack.
  • Robert B.
    Robert Bowman IIIMarch 1, 2010
    Delicious, cute little spot for breakfast. The Huevos Rancheros is great, but only served on weekends.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PenningFebruary 21, 2010
    Huevos Rancheros are great. Great latte as well.
  • Ken P.
    Ken PrchalFebruary 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Their exclusive house Intelligentsia blend is my preferred morning cup.
  • Euphenia C.
    Euphenia ChengDecember 27, 2009
    Great coffe with their own blend from intelligentia bean. Awesome granola with yogurt, but my favorite is still the orange broiche French toast!!
  • Cory D.
    Cory DeburghgraeveDecember 5, 2009
    The huevos rancheros are amaz. Fun place to go w/ friends. Usually there's a short wait.
  • Ali R.
    Ali RaizinOctober 21, 2009
    The Bloody Mary at Milk and Honey is pretty generic apart from the topings. it comes with a cherry tomato, cheddar cube and an insanely good pickle (that only comes with the drink)
  • Jon R.
    Jon RamírezAugust 22
    Deliciosos huevos rancheros
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