On any given weekend morning, Lula Cafe is teeming with the hippest of hipsters brunching their hearts out. The Logan Square restaurant features local farm fresh ingredients and an ever-changing menu that puts seasonal flavors forward in creative and playful dishes, making it a great place to bookmark for repeat visits, as every visit will offer new perspectives on modern American cuisine.
The restaurant has been around since 1999, but remains a trendy choice and an established presence in the neighborhood (which no doubt has seen plenty of change in demographics over the past two decades). While the farm to table movement now flourishes in the city, Lula Cafe was among the first to champion this original kind of cooking, sophisticated yet unpretentious, creative yet casual, and committed to locally sourced ingredients. Whether it’s a breezy brunch or a sit down dinner, Lula Cafe continues to inspire generations of diners looking for food and drinks that are fun and unexpected.
Go here for: good, creative food and drinks
Order this: menu is constantly changing but guaranteed to be good
Amount of time to spend: 1-2 hours, it gets pretty crowded to give yourself extra time in case of a wait
When to come: earlier is better, in case of lines
Getting here: the closest station is Logan Square (blue line), which drops you off right across the park from the restaurant, otherwise if you drive parking is usually ok in the neighborhood
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Last visited: August 2019
Last updated: November 2020