My friend and I discovered Bourgeois Pig by accident when we were on our way to the Fullerton train station in Lincoln Park, Chicago. We didn’t have much time to eat or look for breakfast, and a pair passing by heartily recommended it so we popped in.
This restaurant looks like it was originally a house. The interior was cozy and there was seating on the patio, on the main floor and upstairs.
The food menu largely consisted of sandwiches, soups, quiches, and salads. They had a variety of menu items that would appeal to both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian diner. We chose the daily special Spinach Quiche with a three-cheese blend and the Tale of Two Turkeys sandwich with daily soup, Lemon Artichoke Rice.
The Quiche was delectable. It was about an inch and a half thick and was served with two pieces of toast and fruit. The quiche was dense but airy, not greasy and loaded with spinach and cheese. It tasted fresh. It was hands-down the best quiche I have ever had!
The Tale of Two Turkeys sandwich was chock full of sliced turkey and fresh veggies. The soup and sandwich combo came with a half sandwich and cup of soup but was more than enough food for breakfast. The soup was an unusual combination of lemon and artichoke but I quite enjoyed the freshness and tang that the lemon gave the soup. Although it was served piping hot, it would be equally tasty as a cold soup on a hot summer day.
To finish off our meal, I had a latté. The barista graciously made me a new coffee after I forgot to pick mine up after ordering and left it sitting on the counter for 15 minutes. The coffee was smooth, not burnt and was served in a big cup (for a small).
For its fresh food, relaxing atmosphere and friendly service, the Bourgeois Pig is definitely worthy of the 5 stars. If you’re in the neighbourhood, definitely check this little gem out.
738 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614