It is my belief that Floriole can do no wrong. So it's no surprise that the straightforward Breakfast Sandwich works, if in a different way than most versions.
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I'm apparently a little bit obsessed with Floriole. I don't live anywhere near the place, but I was lucky that a couple days in a row this week I've been in the area. So I had four meals in a row at the bakery/cafe.
A fluffy cloud of baked egg fits snugly between two crunchy slices of baguette in Floriole's veggie breakfast sandwich ($7).
Of the delectable sandwich options at Floriole, the tartine of the day (an open-faced sandwich) and the mushroom and swiss chard sandwich ($9.75) are probably your lightest options.
Sandra Holl, who trained in San Francisco at the California Culinary Academy and worked as a baker at Tartine Bakery, started Floriole as a stand at Green City Market. After selling pastries there for five years, she and her husband Mathieu opened Floriole in Lincoln Park in 2010.
What we love about the best cheap eats in Lincoln Park is that there is an appealing mix of old school joints and new concepts hungry to win over the crowds.
Walking around DePaul University's campus, it's possible for a few moments to feel completely separated from the city, which is an impressive feat for a college plopped down right in the middle of Lincoln Park. But the city is always there if you need it, especially when it is time to eat.
Haven't made a reservation for Mother's Day brunch yet? Don't fear! We've tracked down some excellent options that either don't take them, or still have some openings (as of this exact moment). The picks are from all over town and specialize in different aspects of a good brunch, so you should be able to find the one that works best for your mom.
Most peoples' favorite bakery items are just well-made versions of treats they could likely make at home: brownies, cookies, even cupcakes. Then there is the macaron. This petite delicacy is so fickle, so perfectly French, as to be even a great baker's white whale. We decided to try and find the places that actually do things right.