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Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe

Breakfast Spot and Bakery$$$$
The Loop, Chicago
372 Tips and reviews
  • pancakes
  • lively
  • French toast
  • family-friendly
  • trendy
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  • Rachel S.
    Rachel StarksMay 25, 2015
    I had the WB Signature "Berry Bliss" Pancakes and they where AMAZING! My husband had the Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast and you can't go wrong with either. They both just melt in you mouth!!!
  • zooz q.
    zooz q82 weeks ago
    Yes ! Must try the red velvet french toast heavenly gOOOOooooOood so 7anoon 😍😜 and i tried the signature bliss pancakes oooh yes 100%. next to must visit tourist attractions in chicago .
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Chrissy N.
    Chrissy NickelSeptember 6, 2014
    Shorter waits before 9 am, but worth the wait if you come after. Have Intelligentsia coffee bar for the wait. Delicious Benedict, good pancakes, hash browns have nice crisp. Wish fruit was fresher
    Upvoted Mar 19
  • Emily H.
    Signature Berry Bliss pancakes, side of bacon with a Vanilla Berry Latte and you can't go wrong! Ask for a side order if you have a smaller appetite, like me. A MUST EAT in downtown Chicago!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsOctober 7, 2013
    Wildberry Cafe excels at skillets, pancakes, omelettes (the baked, browned, fritatta-ish kind, not the delicately balanced, just set and folded French kind), and the like.
  • s h.
    s h .August 28, 2016
    Awesome brioche French toast! Suggestion to get takeaway over weekends and picnic at the park from just a few minutes walk away.
  • Elisa L.
    Elisa LiAugust 4, 2013
    mexicana skillet was SO good - spicy! and the rapsberry white chocolate pancake special was amazing (not pictured). food took 30 min though and my friends skillet was not super warm though..
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaMay 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I could eat everything on the menu... If you are here for a splurge hit up the yummy crepes. However, leaning towards the healthy option, try the Wild Summer Berry Salad - Fresh ingrediants & delish!
  • Mohamed A.
    Mohamed Al-GowaiflyJune 19, 2013
    What a good choice for breakfast, don't miss nutella cream crepe, pancakes also are amazing, just pick any thing from the menu, everything looks great.
  • Terence S.
    Terence Steward IIAugust 4, 2013
    So... Everything we had, and I mean EVERYTHING was superb. Mexicana skillet, cinnamon roll pancakes, biscuits and gravy, then topped off the meal with red velvet French toast. It's worth the wait!
  • Heitor T.
    Heitor Tashiro SergentAugust 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Thank you Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe, for being an outstanding place to soothe my hunger. The Intelligentsia Caramel Machiatto, Sizzling Skillet with all the meat and Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes was A+
  • Katie C.
    Katie CaseySeptember 4, 2014
    Amazing experience. Great service. Delicious food. Maybe the best breakfast I've ever had. Had the garden skillet and the "berry bliss" pancakes. Husband's cinnamon roll pancakes out of this world!
  • Jade W.
    Jade WallaceApril 7, 2014
    The best breakfast ever I've eaten! Get the cinnamon roll pancakes & wildberry signature pancakes, butcher skillet, and eggs Benedict w/ chorizo sausage! Also the white chocolate mocha was amazing!
  • Shelley
    ShelleyJune 23, 2013
    Super delish. I ordered the Venetian skillet w the special wild berry pancakes on the side. They were two medium sized pancakes and absolutely delicious. Don't come here without having pancakes.
  • Henry B.
    Henry BowmanJuly 6, 2013
    I'm usually not a fan a skillets but for some reason I got it today. It was fantastic and their home made jam was to die for. Loved it, my daughters loved the chocolate chip pancakes.
  • Michael K.
    Michael K.July 4, 2014
    Wow I was put off by the long wait. But I have to admit the food was incredible. Get the eggs Benedict with corned beef hash. To die for! The banana cream pancakes were incredible!
  • Paula L.
    Paula LapresseOctober 18, 2015
    Worth the hour wait! The "Mexicana" w/ their house made salsa! The corn hash! The Red velvet French toast and fresh berries! Just the right sweetness! Even their tea presentation is amazing!
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MirandaJanuary 5, 2015
    Delicious skillets, recommend the Mexicana skiller. Great french toast. Their specialty pancakes are super tasty. The best place for breakfast and brunch. Definitely worth the half hour wait.
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AlburgerSeptember 17, 2013
    I went here twice the first time I went to Chicago. At least an hour wait, but absolutely worth it. The food is so good and comes out pretty fast. The amount of food you get is way more than enough.
  • Angie O.
    Angie OsmanskiDecember 18, 2015
    You get SO much food here!! Expect to take something home. Cannot go wrong with any of their breakfast items. Loved the Tuscan chicken panini!! Great coffee/espresso options too!
  • MåÇie C.
    MåÇie CåringtønNovember 26, 2014
    Everything was great I asked for yogurt and It was so much I didn't need much else. But the skillet with a side of pancakes was awesome
  • Bajda S.
    Bajda SpacFebruary 26
    Wildberry crunch oatmeal. The portion is huge, its like breakfast for 3 days for me, but I ate it all, it was sooo good! And the waitress was so nice to me!
  • Nora R.
    Nora RoslanOctober 8, 2014
    Such a good place for breakfast/brunch! Delicious foods, good ambiance, friendly staff and quick service 😊 definitely i will come back again!
  • Patrick R.
    Patrick RadaAugust 3, 2013
    This place rocks! If you happen to be in the Millennium Park area they have incredible breakfast food. Also good place to stop coming from or going to the Blackhawks Store.
  • Sonny S.
    Sonny SongDecember 8, 2013
    Can't go wrong with a skillet. Always upgrade your side to bliss berry pancakes! For only $1, it's a bargain. Oh and did I mention bottomless lemonades? Kiwi and passion fruit flavors are yum!
  • Paul H.
    Paul HaggardMarch 30, 2016
    Pancakes are good but they entrees and sandwiches are incredibly tasty, as well. Best sit down breakfast option in the loop by far and they serve intelligentsia coffee.
  • Laurie C.
    Laurie ClotworthySeptember 17, 2013
    Although I had to wait 35 minutes to be seated, it was totally worth it. The food is amazing. I don't even like breakfast, but the Berry Bliss crepe blew my mind.
  • hena h.
    hena hannSeptember 2, 2015
    i ate southern-style egg benedict. the quality of the poached egg was so good~! And hash brown was also crispy to enjoy.
  • Luke W.
    Luke WangJuly 23, 2016
    Hearty breakfast for a great price. The specialty pancakes are a must try on the side of something savory. Expect to wait if you arrive after 8am on a weekend.
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PeticcaMay 25, 2013
    Great food, great patio, amazing customer service (front line and management). Sarah is the best waitress! Get here before 8:00 to get a seat - fills up fast!
  • Mohammed H.
    Mohammed Hassan-AliFebruary 22, 2015
    Totally worth the wait. Food was great, coffee was great and service was awesome. A must visit when in Chicago.
  • Marketa
    MarketaFebruary 19, 2016
    You cannot go wrong with anything here. If you only had to choose one dish, go for the Signature Berry Bliss Pancakes.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SimmonsApril 26, 2014
    Get the berry bliss pancakes. Thank me later! Come hungry, it's a 5-stacker! Lord, these were some of the best pancakes I've ever had.
  • WA
    WANovember 12, 2016
    Best brunch place in town. The omelette n pancakes were beyond amazing 😋👌🏻
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongFebruary 17, 2015
    Everything here is delicious, especially the pancakes! Try the cinnamon roll and signature berry bliss pancakes! No regrets!!!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DNovember 3, 2014
    Popular breakfast spot. It was surprisingly a good deal. The pancakes were awesome & so was my breakfast skillet with eggs chorizo avocado jalapeño & hash browns.
  • Danae S.
    Danae SimmonsDecember 14, 2014
    The BEST berry pancakes I've ever had. Fluffy, light and moist yet had berries in it without a hint of sogginess.
  • Leila E.
    Leila Ellis-NelsonMarch 12, 2014
    Get there early! As in when the manager gets there with the keys early if you don't want to wait. But let's be real, it's definitely worth the wait!
  • Bee W.
    Bee WilliamsDecember 14, 2015
    Butcher block skillet is awesome as well as those berry bliss pancakes! Make sure you call ahead might have a long wait on the weekends, weekdays not so long
  • Jen W.
    Jen WilliamsMay 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Omg! Everything on the breakfast menu is to die for but my favorite is the wildberry crepes and the breakfast burrito! Holy moly u just cant go wrong in this place
  • Sal C.
    Sal ConcaJuly 15, 2012
    Ate here twice during this trip the pot roast Benedict was to die for. The fig nut n honey pancakes were just epic
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Crain's Chicago BusinessNovember 7, 2011
    Substituting strawberry pancakes (99 cents) for the toast was smart; the fluffy hot cakes are made from scratch and cooked through, a feat many restaurants find challenging. Read more
  • John L.
    John LawsonApril 29, 2012
    Food is great and the staff is very nice, very thoughtful. Get here like 8 or 830 on the weekend because by the time you leave there'll be a waiting line!!
  • thew M.
    thew MattApril 26, 2015
    The gluten free pancakes are far and away the best I've ever had, and likely the best pancakes period whether gluten free or gluten full.
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 19, 2016
    The chicken and waffles were amazing and I had a coconut mocha which was made to perfection! One of my favorite stops during my Chicago stay!
  • Latham B.
    Latham BrunsonApril 8, 2015
    The skillets are too much for one person. I'd stick with the pancakes. The cinnamon roll pancakes were perfect. I'd love to go back to try more!
  • Jon R.
    Jon RobinsonJuly 24, 2014
    Get the Oreo Smores Pancakes. But only as an accompaniment to your omelette. So good. But other food is too good to only limit to one item.
  • Rosalee
    RosaleeMarch 16, 2013
    Right across from Millennium Park, this is a quick place to grab breakfast and go see that famous bean! (Also- get the red velvet french toast)
  • Jaterra G.
    Jaterra GrantMarch 17, 2015
    This place is just wow! I am so impressed with the quality of the meal, coffee, and price. I am beyond full/satisfied.
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki SoonMarch 17, 2015
    The tiramisu pancake is so good! The mascarpone cheese on it just takes the pancakes to another level!
  • Lukas S.
    Great food, great place. Convenient location, prices totally acceptable. Quite an alternative to some of the surrounding hotels' breakfast offers. Certainly recommended.
  • T B.
    T BJuly 23, 2016
    Put your name on the list and go for a one hour walk in Millennium park and surroundings.. you'll be lucky if your name is called earlier than 1hr
  • Fahad
    FahadSeptember 27, 2015
    Very tasty eggs. The turkey bacon is delicious and the specialty pancakes are just amazing. Highly recommended and definitely worth the wait.
  • Noupha A.
    Noupha AOctober 8, 2016
    Great spot for breakfast! Everything is good, the wait is most probably long but its worth it ez
  • Jason K.
    Jason KhooMarch 19, 2015
    Two egg breakfast is good but the pancakes are definitely the #1 thing u should get. Not joking, get the pancakes
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsOctober 16, 2012
    The pancakes are a local delicacy, but the toppings – which range from ripe berries and marscapone cheese to tiramisu and chocolate – are what set them apart. Read more
  • Leslie R.
    Leslie RichardsonDecember 30, 2013
    Best Corned Beef Hash Ever! Amazing Cinnamon Roll Pancakes! Everything was good all three times we visited on the four days in Chicago.
  • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
    Radisson Blu Aqua HotelNovember 29, 2011
    Located just south and toward Michigan Avenue -- within walking distance from the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. Expect crepes, pancakes, skillets, omelets and other brunch staples.
  • Leonor D.
    Leonor Del CastilloMarch 10, 2013
    Must have the pancakes! Definitely a great addition to my eggs Benedict which were also amazing!!
  • Linda G.
    Linda GarnishDecember 24, 2016
    We ate bfast there on December 16. Busy place, but we were seated tight away. Food was delicious, but way too much, my husband and could have easily split a meal and been satisfied.
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinJanuary 11, 2014
    Their skillets and pancakes are the best. My favorite breakfast spot. They have a huge menu selection, and everything is tasty!
  • Alan K.
    Alan KwongSeptember 30, 2016
    Everything is good here, but the signature berry pancakes/waffles/french toast is a good place to start.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SpauldingJuly 24, 2013
    Great breakfast! Wildberry pancakes are great. Get there early the place is big, but fills up fast! Check this place out!
  • Anil W.
    Anil WijesooriyaSeptember 13, 2014
    Wildberry special pancakes. Fair warning that portion sizes are massive - 5 full size pancakes on one plate, can easily share between two people.
  • Harper W.
    Harper WentzJune 28, 2015
    They make their own corned beef! And it's delicious! They have great pancakes and great eggs Benedict. I highly recommend
  • Alex L.
    Alex L.May 6, 2013
    Got there at 7am on a Sat. We were one of the first people there. Walked by later at 11am, and there were about 30 people outside waiting to get in. Go early!
  • DrinkMoreCoffee J.
    DrinkMoreCoffee JensenFebruary 4, 2013
    This place serves a huge breakfast for a very reasonable downtown Chicago price. Very tasty and they have Intelligentsia coffee!
  • Jeewant K.
    Jeewant KaushalAugust 21, 2015
    Love this place! They have some of the best specialty pancakes in town! Must try the cinnamon roll pancakes!!!!
  • Josh S.
    Josh StanavageAugust 3, 2015
    Loved the Cinnamon roll pancakes and their orange juice tastes freshly squeezed! A must stop for anyone touring Chicago!
  • Mischa
    MischaAugust 3, 2015
    The popular thing is getting the strawberry pancakes, to me, hyped and overrated. Get the brioche french toasts with a side of bacon, that's the stuff.
  • Aisha O.
    Aisha OApril 23, 2016
    I had the Mexicana Skillet and it was fabulous. I highly recommend it.
  • Ansell
    AnsellOctober 9, 2016
    The Berry Bliss Pancakes are wonderful! Spilt with someone, it is very flavorful!
  • Josh J.
    Josh JandrainNovember 11, 2015
    Everything! Hands down the BEST breakfast I've ever had. Amazing and worth the hour wait in line. A must stop.
  • Joely L.
    Joely LaraJanuary 24, 2015
    This is a MUST, place is perfection, food was great, service was great, you know what? I think I'll go again
  • AJ D.
    AJ DominiqueOctober 10, 2015
    "The best pancake place we've ever been" according to my wife. No arguments here. Worth the hour and a half wait.
  • Ian J.
    Ian JohnsMay 1, 2014
    We were told that we would have a 10 min wait, got seated in 2. I ordered the Butcher Block skillet with pancakes, it was FANTASTIC. No reason you should go anywhere else for breakfast/brunch in Chi.
  • Courtney
    CourtneyAugust 7, 2014
    Amazing! We loved everything we had! Well worth the long wait!
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanAugust 25, 2014
    Florentine (spinach and poached egg on English muffin with Hollandaise) is perfection. Eat all the hash browns.
  • Maggie S.
    Maggie SalibaJune 25, 2012
    Pancakes were delish & the staff was by far the nicest thus far in Chicago! The coffee barista made a pretty good iced as well
  • Juliana C.
    Juliana ComerAugust 7, 2013
    This place is amazing! Do yourself a favor and order the Cinnamon Roll pancakes! They will rock your world. Seriously. :)
  •  Drew B.
     Drew BruneApril 26, 2013
    The signature wild berry pancakes were yummy. No syrup required. Intelligentsia coffee is on tap.
  • karla
    karlaDecember 28, 2016
    The best pancakes in the world, Classic benedictine eggs awsome consider waiting time 1 hour but is worth it
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah G.January 9, 2016
    Red Velvet French Toast and Wild Berries Pancakes are great, the Nutella Crêpe is okay. Overall, a great place.
    Upvoted Mar 10
  • Tiffani L.
    Tiffani LeeOctober 19, 2013
    Amazing breakfast spot if your near downtown Windy City!! Can't wait to come back and eat again! Huge portions
  • Don K.
    Don KincaidMarch 29, 2014
    The Intelligentsia coffee bar in the foyer is a must to survive the wait for a table. Smart ides Wildberry!
  • Yaqoob A.
    Yaqoob AlobaidliNovember 12, 2014
    Beef benedicts were very good and wild berry pancakes were amazing
  • Andy S.
    Andy SloanApril 4, 2013
    Chicken Sausage is ridiculous, also get the Vanilla Wildberry Latte, not usually a fan of that, but this was great
  • Julian H.
    Julian HeinApril 18, 2016
    The lines on weekends are crazy, but you can use an app called "NoWait" to get your spot without actually waiting. It tells you how many parties are ahead of you.
  • A C.
    A CJune 16, 2015
    French toast was the best I've ever had. Portions were huge. Come hungry!
  • William K.
    William KingSeptember 9, 2012
    Very delicious, and fulfilling! Red velvet pancakes were great, but the hash browns were the best I ever tasted!
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KleinerMarch 10, 2015
    Great value. Friendly staff that makes you want to come back for seconds.
  • hooeyspewer ..
    hooeyspewer .January 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wildberry serves its entire menu all day - breakfast AND lunch. For folks who want lunch for breakfast, this place is a gem.
  • Dan F.
    Dan FaNiOctober 27, 2016
    You need to try the wildberry bliss pancakes and the español omelette!!!! Unbelievable 😍
  • German K.
    German KontorovichSeptember 4, 2013
    Excellent beeakfast experience... try french vilvet toast and, of cause, their famous pancakes. A must place.
  • TNC
    TNCNovember 3, 2016
    Brisket hash and eggs. They may not realize difference between pulled pork and brisket but it was very good anyway!
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff Culpepper3 weeks ago
    I love this place. Be prepared to wait a while. The portions are very big. Food is great!
  • Ricardo C.
    Ricardo CabreraJuly 27, 2015
    The signature berry blizz waffle is to die for. Best waffle ever.
  • Ricardo C.
    Ricardo CabreraJuly 27, 2015
    The signature berry blizz waffle is to die for. Best waffle ever.
  • JàNay
    JàNayJanuary 20, 2016
    Food is fresh with hardy portions, good value. Weekend wait is long.
  • Paige K.
    Paige KaliskiAugust 22, 2015
    I love that they let you do a skillet with a gourmet pancake.. sweet and savory, the best!
  • E G.
    E GNovember 26, 2013
    Вкусные завтраки, очень большие порции, есть яйца бенедикт нескольких видов, очень вкусные блинчики. Очень много народу, приготовьтесь подождать минут 15 у входа (можно взять вкусный кофе в ларьке)
  • Polina F.
    Polina FletcherNovember 2, 2016
    Vale la pena hacer la fila de espera....increíbles pancakes, esponjosos y vas en época de halloween los de pumpkin spice están a otro nivel!!!
  • Sonay Ö.
    Sonay ÖzbayAugust 8, 2016
    Olağanüstü çok bekliyorsunuz ama beklediğinize değer muhteşem sabah 6:30 açılıp saat 14:30 da kapanıyor👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻pankek ve yumurtaları harika
  • Thianny H.
    Thianny HerculanoNovember 24, 2014
    As porções são deliciosas e bem servidas. Um lugar para um café da manhã americano típico.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
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