Nestled in the chaotic intersection of Western, Elston and Diversey is a modest little diner-like café. Unlike other establishments serving both breakfast and lunch at all times, CornerStone Café is not what you’d call a greasy spoon. Their corned beef hash certainly isn’t scooped out of a can and they know how to make espresso. The best part is they’re open from 7am to 4pm every day, for those of us who refuse to commence actively participating in society before it’s technically afternoon. Their menu ranges from sweet freshly made crepes to savory gourmet omelettes, such as the asparagus and French gruyere. If hair of the dog is in order, they’ve recently become BYOB.
CornerStone Café, 2753 North Western, (773) 235-1155, chicagocornerstonecafe.com
Best of Chicago 2012