Best Breakfast/Brunch: Le Peep

Yvonne Kim, Reporter

If somehow you are still functioning after a week of long nights and studying, head on over to Le Peep and treat yourself to a gigantic stack of pancakes or an omelette made “just like your mom’s eggs, only better,” the restaurant’s website boasts. Taking home the Best Breakfast/Brunch award for the second consecutive year, Le Peep provides a WildCARD discount and a wide variety of options to suit any food connoisseur’s needs — as if you needed any more incentive to gorge yourself on breakfast food.

The quintessential American brunch spot is located at 827 Church St., a considerably short walk from South Campus. Priding itself on quality service and a family-friendly dining experience, Le Peep screams comfort food. It serves a range of egg styles, from its Omelet Hall of Fame to a wide selection of poached benedicts, as well as other options, such as the Sweetie Pie Skillet: a hot plate of sweet potatoes, onions and ham topped with cheese and eggs.

For those who’d rather go the sweet route, pancakes and waffles are readily available. Whether you stick to the basics or treat brunch as an adventure, the menu offers unique twists, such as cranberry almond pancakes or Gooey Buns — English muffins broiled with brown sugar, cinnamon and almonds — that will keep you coming back for more.

Le Peep is open seven days a week until 2:30 p.m., so lunch is also a readily available option. The breakfast options are still offered in the afternoon, in addition to salads and sandwiches. And, of course, Le Peep serves teas, coffees and fresh juices for a much-needed morning boost.

Be sure to stop by for a warm meal that will leave you full and ready to take on the next week of school. With low prices and comparably huge portion sizes, Le Peep is a great, homey breakfast location for college students and Evanston residents alike.

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