When it comes to great places for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, Bronzeville has it going on. Where you are visiting the lakefront, going to an art gallery viewing, a live theatre performance, checking out a baseball game or visiting some of the historic sites, here are a few places to get a bite to eat.
BRONZEVILLE JERK SHACK: The restaurant gives a feel of authentic Jamaican restaurants that adorn the roads in Jamaica, explains Loyd. And Jerk cuisine is just the beginning of a vision that began some ten plus years ago. Loyd hopes the development of the restaurant and facility and the vision will be a much needed economic boost to the area. And he’s not just talking. Open daily from 11am to 9pm and located on 50th and Prairie right off the Green Line.
CAFE ON THE GROVE: September is National Biscuit Month and we say forget Martin’s Mama’s biscuits, Café on the Grove is a new restaurant serving the North Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood (Bronzeville) that features fresh, homemade spicy cheddar biscuits and other cuisine with a contrast to the many fast-food eateries in the area, but also joining a growing variety of restaurants and cafes.
PEACH’S RESTAURANT: Located on 4652 S. King Dr., this breakfast and brunch spot offers some tasty dishes provided by Chicago’s well known Chef Cliff Rome and his team that includes Chef Lance Willis, Chef Andrew London, Chef Edward Lipnickas and Chef Kris Murray. So for a true, in the heart of Bronzeville experience, stop by any time between 7am and 3pm. They are also open today, Labor Day.
SIP AND SAVOR: Sipping ain’t easy, but it’s necessary and the folks at this beautiful coffee house make drinking coffee cool. Established in 2005, owner Trez V. Pugh III make sure the coffee is hot and the breakfast food items are good. They call themselves “Globally Local” and offer the finest coffee and teas from around the globe, while complimenting them with pastries from local bakeries. Open Mon. thru Fri. 7am to 6pm and Weekends from 8am to 5pm.
TWO FISH CRAB SHACK: Shellfish lovers are going nuts over this new Bronzeville restaurant that serves a a variety of lobster, crab and crawfish. Closed Mondays: Opens at 3pm daily. Located 643 E 47th Street
AIN’S SHE SWEET CAFE: This cozy, busy cafe reflects the neighborhood’s own heartiness with its variety of savory meals and sweet desserts. Lofted ceilings and hardwood floors contain the aromas of wraps, sandwiches, and paninis stacked with ingredients such as grilled chicken, smoked turkey, sun-dried tomatoes, and pepper jack cheese. Located 526 E. 43rd St and open from 10am to 6pm Mon.-Friday and until 7pm on Saturdays.