Wildberry Pancakes And Cafe – Chicago – Review *BackTrack*
This post is part of our “BackTrack” series where we write about places we visited pre-blog. We are currently featuring Chicago in preparation for our upcoming return trip.
Adventurer’s Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!
One thing Chicago is known for is it’s food and where there is food, there are restaurants. According to Tripadvisor, Chicago has 8,296 restaurants within the city limits… Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe is ranked #5. Yes FIVE out of Eight thousand two hundred ninety six restaurants in Chicago! You KNOW that’s gotta count for something.
If you couldn’t tell by the name… Wildberry is a breakfast place. Open 6:30 am – 2:30 pm the menu isn’t strictly breakfast, they also have some lunch items as well. Being as popular as they are you should always expect to wait for a table. When we visited there was roughly a half hour wait which grew to be even longer after we got in.
We ordered berry pancakes with a side of bacon and some waffles (apple but it appears they have altered the menu since this visit) and shared them between us. They. Were. Fantastic! Everything was cooked to perfection. The fruit was fresh, the pancakes were fluffy, and the waffles were light and crisp. No syrup was needed on anything however we did add a little to set off the flavor.
The atmosphere was busy but it seemed the staff was well prepared to handle the large crowds. The coffee was good although nothing to write home about but our cups were always kept full and warm. I’ve read reviews where people had complained they felt “rushed” but what they fail to keep in mind is while they sit around chit-chatting after they’ve finished eating there’s still 50 people waiting outside to get in… so yes, if you want to sit around and read the paper go to Denny’s, if you want to eat a great breakfast come to Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe. When we left we were so full that we could barely move! It upsets me that we wont be able to fit this restaurant into our return visit, however, Chicago isn’t too far for us so I guarantee we will be back soon enough!