Batter & Berries is a sunny, attractive new breakfast cafe near Lincoln and Diversey. Chef Derek Rylon got his start at a Hyde Park restaurant owned by a relative at age 13, and spent the next thirty years in big name kitchens from Shaw’s and Maggiano’s to Gibson’s and Planet Hollywood. Now he just wants to kick back and make you some buckwheat pancakes, a deconstructed broccoli and cheese omelet, or a flight of French toast (including strawberry, blueberry, lemon and caramel) for breakfast. Or some Kobe sliders or his own stylized take on chicken and waffles for lunch. On the side you can have La Colombe coffee, or a BYO Mimosa on weekends. We’ve got the menus for both meals below.
Batter & Berries, 2748 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-248-7710.