Roselle, IL

This is one of my New Favorite Breakfast spots in Roselle, IL

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One of my favorite meals of the day is breakfast. The problem is that I normally do not have time during the week to eat breakfast. I had heard from a friend that there was a great place for breakfast that serves up some massive portions of delicious food. That place is The Southern Cafe in Roselle.

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The Best BreakfastPhoto by Frank S/ChicagoFoodKing.

I decided to go with my wife on a Saturday morning around 11:00 am. The restaurant was very busy with lines of customers waiting to be seated that expanded to outside the restaurant.

I walked up to the host stand and was told there would be a 25-minute wait which seemed like a reasonable time frame with how busy the restaurant was.

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Host StandPhoto by Yelp.

I looked around the restaurant while I was waiting and really loved the style of the restaurant. The style was very modern using all clean whites and blacks to color most of the restaurant. The vibe here felt very much like a restaurant you may find in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Front dining areaPhoto by Yelp.

I went outside amongst the 20 plus other patrons waiting to be seated and found a nice bench to sit on while I waited. Luckily, the weather was in the ’60s, so it was enjoyable.

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Inside main dining roomPhoto by Yelp.

I noticed my pager to be seated was going off and it was a far less of a wait than 25 minutes. I took a peek inside the main dining room and noticed people were pretty packed like sardines. Lucky for us we were seated in the front dining area with a half booth that was much more open and roomy.

This place is known for their biscuits, especially one of their specialty biscuits called the “The Nasty Biscuit”. It consisted of a Buttermilk flaky drop biscuit stuffed with crispy Southern fried chicken breast, topped with cheesy scrambled eggs, and smothered in country gravy atop crispy hash browns.

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The Menu is massivePhoto by Frank S/ChicagoFoodKing.

I, of course, had to try “The Nasty Biscuit” and my wife had their feta and spinach omelet. We also ordered a side of their pancakes.

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The Big Nasty BiscuitPhoto by Frank S/ChicagoFoodKing.

The drinks they served us were also in mason jars and it really gave off a southern vibe that I loved.

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Drink's served in Mason JarsPhoto by Frank S/ChicagoFoodKing.

The food came out super quick and the portions were massive. My biscuit was impossible to eat all of it in one sitting and definitely was going to be brought home for leftovers.

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Feta and Spinach OmeletPhoto by Frank S/ChicagoFoodKing.

The biscuit was absolutely delicious and had great flavor, but a bit dry. The gravy that was on the biscuit was fantastic and the eggs were light and buttery.

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Syrup served warm with raspberry and apricot jamPhoto by Frank S/ChicagoFoodKing.

My wife's omelet was also extremely tasty and perfectly made. The pancakes were sweet and also made perfect.

I noticed a lot of the patrons were trying their specialty frozen drinks that ranged in flavors from red velvet to white chocolate raspberry. I will definitely have to try one of the drinks on my next visit.

This place is fantastic and I do not think I need to tell anyone just how good they are with the number of people pouring into this very popular restaurant. There is also a second location in St. Charles that I hear is also equally as good.

The only slight downside of The Southern Cafe is that it is a little pricey. My entire breakfast ran close to $50 dollars before tip.

I give The Southern Cafe a rating of 8 out of 10. Go check it out!

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