Steps away from Welles Park in Lincoln Square, Lizzy J Cafe combines the comforts of southern cuisine and midwest hospitality. You’ll feel like you’re in someone’s quaint little house in this cozy atmosphere with friendly service.
The restaurant’s namesake pays homage to the owner’s full name — Jamie Elizabeth Gilmore. Her cooking is directly inspired by mother and grandmother and this neighborhood gem is truly run with heart.
Specializing in breakfast, they serve up dishes like sweet potato waffles with fried chicken, and shrimp and grits with a brown butter Creole gravy and andouille sausage which is one of their most popular. My fiance can never pass up french toast, and they do not disappoint with options like lemon blueberry or peaches n’ cream stuffed toasts that features brioche bread from another great Chicago spot, La Fournette.
And, this wouldn’t be a southern spot without tea! You can choose from a nicely curated assortment of artisanal hot and cold teas.