One of my favorite morning haunts is Deerfield’s Bakery in the northern suburbs of Chicago. It’s where we ordered our wedding cake – which was beyond yum-tastic! They have the best display of pastries and morning baked goods that will seriously make your eyes pop right out of your head.
They have a yummy assortment of cakes, bagels, mini chocolate covered treats, cupcakes, and anything else you can imagine, right as you walk in to your left. They also offer some delicious sounding smoothies and frappe inspired drinks! The picture below doesn’t even do it justice, as the display counter wraps around to connect to large free-standing glass cabinets with additional treats and a bagel bin to the left where you can pick a yummy breakfast bagel!
To your right (right across from these beautiful baked goods above) are all the breakfast treats on display. Everything from danish to donuts, to cakes, to muffins – they have whatever you’re looking for – fresh and ready to go! You can grab a box to take a variety of treats home with you – or grab a Styrofoam tray if you’re only looking for 1-3 treats. Everything is reasonably priced too – from $1.29 on up!
You can also order actual breakfast (and lunch) from here too! You order from a counter where there are options such as eggs (any style) paired with hashbrowns and toast to skillet style (eggs on top of hashbrowns and eggs). All egg-style breakfasts are reasonably priced and pair well with their Deer Joe brand coffee (which comes in light, medium and strong).
I went with a Deerfield skillet which included hashbrowns, with sliced ham, American cheese, and eggs any-style (I picked over medium), and came with your choice of toast. My skillet was $5.95 and paired with a medium coffee brought my breakfast to a little over $7! It was a great deal for the amount (and quality) of food you get! It was really yummy – the eggs were cooked perfectly, and the hashbrowns and melted cheese created a yummy blend. The ham was in reasonable bite sized pieces, and didn’t seem manufactured and had a good taste to it, as well!
I chose to sit inside the cafe, but there are options to also sit outside in the patio if the weather is cooperating. Also – when selecting your coffee, you can also add syrups for free! Everything from peppermint to hazelnut to a seasonal favorite pumpkin spice!
I’ve never had lunch here before, but the breakfast is enough to keep you coming back. And if you’re in the mood for something bigger and better – they have THE best cake in the Chicagoland area. We purchased a 3 tier cake which was moist and coated with the best buttercream frosting, ever!