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3231 N Clark St , Chicago, IL 60651
Style:Breakfast, Brunch


Last month we mentioned that Kanela would take over the former Orange space in Lakeview. This new "breakfast club," serving fresh and organic brunch made from scratch, is set to open its doors today, with a grand opening on Feb. 15. We got a look inside the intimate space with its warm, inviting colors and posh decor, which includes wrap-around seating, exposed brick walls, mahogany wood tables and even a semi-private window nook.

Menu:Recent Reviews

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While Kanela's most known for it's breakfast menu, which is absolutely fabulous, the new, month-old dinner menu is great! First of all, the atmosphere of Kanela is very quaint, with nice intimate seating and lighting and a small bar in the corner. Our waiter was also extremely attentive and helpful at helping us navigate the new menu. This is the perfect place for first a breakfast, or now a dinner date! While waiting for the rest of my party, I tried out the Kanela Kiss off their specialty cocktail menu. With Absolut, St. Germain, lemon juice and topped with sparkling wine, it is the perfect, refreshing drink to go along with Kanela's light, sharing style menu. It was sweet, very tart with a wonderful citrusy after taste. We started off with the homemade Hummus with veggies and pita bread. It was nice and creamy and the warm pita bread was really good. Next we shared the Stuffed Meatballs off a recommendation from our waiter. There was just the right amount of cheese in the meatballs and the tomato sauce was nice and hearty. For my meal, I had the Scallops which were cooked to perfection and paired with a delicious vegetable medley of mushrooms, pea pods and corn. On the side, we tried the Cauliflower Gratin, which was my favorite part of the entire meal! It was absolutely fantastic and so creamy! Finally, to finish we shared the Chocolate Molten Cake. It was great, not too rich was plenty of hot, liquid chocolate in the middle.

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Kanela recently opened up in the evenings (Thursday through Sunday) for dinner and their menu is definitely tough to choose from. Our waiter was adorably attentive and enthusiastic about certain dishes, so we took his recommendations and were not disappointed. We started off with the hummus, a warm assortment of pita bread and vegetables accompanied it. It was a fresh way to begin our meal. We then ordered the stuffed meatballs. Essentially, they were mozzarella balls encased in ground meat and indulged in a spiced tomato sauce. They were gooey and seasoned very well. I ordered the mushroom risotto, which could have used a minute or two more on the stove, but the truffle oil topping and wild mushrooms cooked in made it well worth the toughness. I also had a side of cauliflower gratin. I'm not sure the cheese on this but it had a parmesan flavor (without the saltiness) and the addition of panko breadcrumbs on top made this a perfect combination of textures. I'd come back just for this dish for sure. Finally, we ended with the molten cake. It wasn't too rich, which was nice for a summer dessert.

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Kanela has a great menu and I couldnt decide between the eggs with chorizo or the special omelette: Butternut squash, goat cheese and spinach. I went with the special and it was amazing! it came with toast and potatoes which were really good as well. My friend got the portobello benedict which looked really good as well. for a starter we got the monkey bread. It was good but not as sweet as i expected. overall it was a great meal I'd definitely go back and try some other things!