Planning a trip to Chicago?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.



Breakfast Spot$$$$
River North, Chicago
  • Jennifer H.
    "Loved the Red Velvet French Toast and the Works omelet!!!"(4 Tips)
    Esthefany S.
    "I also had the strawberry orange juice yummmms!"(3 Tips)
    Catriona H.
    "Boasts a huge menu and the best eggs Benedict in the city."(6 Tips)
    Kristin G.
    "Highly recommend the Orange Bread French Toast!!"(2 Tips)
129 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • brunch food
  • French toast
  • eggs
  • pancakes
Log in to leave a tip here.

  • Popular
  • Recent
  • Esthefany S.
    Esthefany SalazarDecember 27, 2016
    Everything here is delishhhh! I had the Very Berry French Toasts and Eggs Benedict and it was absolutely delicious! I also had the strawberry orange juice yummmms!
    Upvoted Aug 3
  • Frank G.
    Frank GruberJuly 27, 2013
    Can't really go wrong with anything on the menu. But if you want a little bit of everything try the combo with eggs, bacon, sausage & a waffle (try their specialty waffles with it).
  • Manuel B.
    Manuel BallyAugust 12, 2016
    Amazing breakfast, huge amount of choices and options and a friendly staff. A great place to start your day. A must do in Chicago
    Upvoted 10 hours ago
  • Nina N.
    Nina NiremaSeptember 27, 2012
    By far my favorite breakfast spot in Chicago. They have incredible omelets that come with great sides. If you're feeling like something sweet, try the cinnamon roll French toast. It won't disappoint.
  • Jamie I.
    Jamie IacobucciFebruary 2, 2017
    The breakfast menu is superb and check out the wide selection of lunch items while you're at it! The atmosphere is very open, sunny and welcoming. The employees are just as sunny!!
  • Marwan
    MarwanOctober 10, 2015
    If you are in Chicago, you must have your breakfast thier. Also, I would recommend you to set in the bar so you can enjoy how they prepare the orders 👍😀
  • Andy T.
    Andy TaoJanuary 2, 2015
    You are going to get an omelette, preferably the iron man omelette, with banana bread french toast on the side. Also, a freshly squeezed strawberry orange juice to quench your thirst.
  • Christina S.
    Christina SchoneNovember 30, 2012
    Seriously awesome & easy place! Loved the staff! Loved the menu! Loved it all! Get yourself in there this season for the Gingerbread Pancakes. So mouthwateringly amazing!
  • JD D.
    JD DouglasApril 26, 2014
    PACKED around lunch time on a Saturday afternoon. But the food is delicious. Cinnamon roll French toast is out of control....
  • Catherine P.
    Catherine PunktFebruary 22, 2015
    The egg benedict caprese is a good choice if you prefer an alternative without meat. On Sundays try to go there before 11 AM - otherwise it'll be really crowded.
  • troy d.
    troy deeringFebruary 17, 2015
    There French toast is really good! But their Benedict caprese was outstanding, the fruit was fresh and succulent even in the winter time.
  • Baratunde
    BaratundeSeptember 8, 2010
  • Amber G.
    Amber GruhlkeNovember 4, 2013
    This place is so good, and not expensive for its location! Build your own skillet and get the pancakes, you won't regret it! :)
  • Tyriq I.
    Tyriq IslesDecember 23, 2013
    It was amazing. For $8.45 I had as seen below. There was a wait about 5mins longer than I wanted, we were waiting for about 15mins. But it was good.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BeldenSeptember 13, 2012
    I liked the funky shaved ice cubes and the citrus salad was actually surprisingly good for a breakfast spot!
  • Marco H.
    Marco HowellMarch 13, 2011
    great food! Order French toast combo ( comes with 2 eggs, bacon AND sausage). OJ is really good too. My only knock on this place:bad coffee.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BirtwisleDecember 5, 2014
    Really yummy breakfast, large selection of choices too. Was packed so get there early.
  • Anton P.
    Anton ProninApril 6, 2014
    Good place, but never order coffee here. It was the shitiest latte in my life.
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JonesJune 7, 2010
    Incredible food. I just went to the Wells location for the first time today and it was definitely good...but nowhere near as outstanding as the MI Ave location is every time.
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannFebruary 2, 2015
    Pro tip: go to this location instead of Streeterville! This location is much less crowded and just as good
  • Dan G.
    Dan GerbangNovember 24, 2017
    Waffles. Oh yeah. Eggs. Yum. Service. Excellent. All about it.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HuttonJanuary 21, 2012
    Such great food! Loved the Red Velvet French Toast and the Works omelet!!! Friendly servers as well!!!!
  • vakaminskiy
    vakaminskiySeptember 3, 2014
    Typical american breakfasts - large and quite tasty. Been there a couple of times and it was ok!
  • Amanda J.
    Amanda JoyceOctober 24, 2014
    Gotta get the Orange strawberry juice and bring your own champagne! :)
  • Roel®
    Roel®October 11, 2013
    This breakfast place is awesome. Food is great. Mark our server is the coolest and sweetest person ever.
  • seth h.
    seth hochmanOctober 7, 2010
    Killer breakfast spot, was taken here by fam when we were visiting Chicago. Omelettes are HUGE! Biscuits and gravy are a must have.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DudasDecember 13, 2013
    Breakfast quesadilla wrap is a true treat. Make sure to add avocado.
  • Katie R.
    Katie RobbJune 26, 2011
    Red Velvet French Toast can be ordered as just a slice to share - perfect for just a few bites!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillAugust 11, 2015
    Perfect for an early breakfast if staying in the River North area.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MacAugust 3, 2013
    Battered meal with fruit topping is the only way to leave Yolk sunny side up!
  • Len K.
    Len KendallOctober 14, 2011
    The coffee is delicious. If you use the French vanilla creamer on the table don't use sugar too!
  • Elyse H.
    Elyse HolguinNovember 20, 2011
    We were seated right away when we presented a business card from Hotel Felix! I have to tip the doorman who recommended Yolk, bc it is DELICIOUS!
  • Brian C.
    Brian CDecember 8, 2013
    The front tables near the window are quite cold. Ask for a seat in the back area.
  • Jan C.
    Jan CFebruary 23, 2013
    Get there before 10am to avoid a long wait, 9:30am seems to be the sweet spot.
  • Christopher
    ChristopherOctober 3, 2012
    The South of the Border Benny is great but beware...it's spicy! Service was great.
  • Elly D.
    Elly DeutchSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Line goes quicker than you think on a Saturday or Sunday, and it's worth the wait!
  • Bill M.
    Bill McMurrayNovember 8, 2013
    I love going to Yolk. Good food, fast and friendly service.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BuckleyNovember 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Sweet potato hash, eggs scrambled soft, pancakes and coffee - what do you think? Good 'er no?
  • Elly
    EllyAugust 23, 2015
    nice American breakfasts if u wanna become fat! if not- share the plates
  • Catriona H.
    Catriona HunterNovember 21, 2013
    Boasts a huge menu and the best eggs Benedict in the city.
  • christina leigh m.
    BYOB for mimosa brunch--closest liquor store is 2 blocks down on the corner of Clark & Chicago. How grand!
  • Stephen H.
    Stephen HilkerFebruary 12, 2011
    If you stay at Affinia Chicago and ask for a business card when you're heading to Yolk...it acts like a reservation: No Wait!
  • Toon v.
    Toon van der VeerJune 17, 2015
    Great service, great choise, great quality
  • ShopTRACY B.
    ShopTRACY BURTONFebruary 6, 2011
    best yolk location...best to go on a week day - no lines + no waiting
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie AndersonJuly 1, 2011
    Just had the corned beef hash with eggs over easy on top- GET IT!!! Holy Crap that was yummy!
  • Philip C.
    Philip ChangDecember 27, 2015
    According to breakfast, pork is the most delicious animal.
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Meatloaf Tower special.
  • Chellz @.
    Chellz @IshouldbemuchfatterOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    When ordering a wrap remember to ask them close the ends like a burrito or it'll be all over your plate
  • Brook H.
    Brook HarrisJune 26, 2012
    Try the Hey Ricki - Delicious spanish omelette... Spicy!
  • Jason D.
    Jason DJuly 21, 2013
    If you get grossed out by a dirty kitchen don't look behind the line when you are paying. Clean as you go people!
477 Photos