Let's start with Xoco a small, casual eatery right around the corner from celebrity chef Rick Bayless' much celebrated Mexican restaurant, Frontera Grill. Order breakfast at Xoco's counter and it will be delivered to your seat -- if you've enjoyed watching Bayless on Top Chef Masters, this is an affordable way to taste his cuisine: your breakfast should run you under $20.
The MenuCheck out Xoco's breakfast menu, which is served until 10 a.m. Highlights: huevos rancheros, pictured here, are just about perfect. I also really like that coffee is served in a personal press pot.
Location449 North Clark Street (enter on Illinois St.)