Offshoot of popular Swedish eatery and breakfast nook that serves potato pancakes with tart lingonberry jam.. In Short The scent of gooey cinnamon rolls dripping with icing pervades this casual spot, which attracts casually clad neighborhood types all day long and hovers at capacity on weekends. Scores of breakfast dishes top tables in the morning like fluffy three-egg omelets, waffles and eggs Benedict. By lunchtime, diners munch on open-faced beef sandwiches, oversized blue cheese burgers and egg salad sandwiches.
Gigantic portions of delicious breakfast.
OK, I love to eat. I can put away my share of food, and still ask "are you going to eat that?" Not at Ann Sather. The omlettes are so fluffy they take up the entire plate. You're going to want some fresh squeezed OJ, some (deservingly famous) cinammon rolls, and some sort of egg based breakfast.
The wait staff is INCREDIBLY nice, almost rediculously so. The owner Debbie will frequently come up and ask how things are. I've even had her come over and slap down some of her brownies for me to try.
The crowd tends to be locals and, er, older folks. Being a pierced out long hair, I draw my share of looks, especially in this traditional, pastel colored environment.
Bottom line, if you want breakfast and you're in Andersonville, you'd be crazy or stupid to pass up Ann Sather.
I LOVE ANNE SATHERS! I first came upon Ann Sathers while I was at school at DePaul and one of my roommates suggested it for breakfast. It is conviently located off of the brown or red lines, and they also have free parking which is a big, big plus. The hashbrowns are fabulous and the breakfast always leaves me full. Also, they have the best waiter (JOSE I LOVE YA) there! I have taken friends and family, and yet to here a complaint!
My personal favorite!!!!!.
Ann Sather has wonderful breakfast & the city's best cinnamon buns ,if you have'nt had them yet i urge you to do so. The place is usually very crowded for breakfast but well worth the wait ,and the chef Andy Winkle is an awesome guy and a great cook. Keep up the good work Ang........Shawni
Ann Sather is a Chicago institution. If you're visiting the city on vacation, it's a "must go to" for breakfast -- but for best atmosphere, be sure to visit the one in Andersonville (5207 N. Clark) or the original one on Belmont near the el. The food is Swedish-American. Try the lingonberry pancakes. No matter what you order, though, cinnamon rolls are ever-present and will be brought to your table. Enjoy.
Really great! I highly recommend breakfast here! Try the crabcake benedict - YAY! The asparagus and havarti omelet is also wonderful! Of course, if you've never tried them, have the cinnamon rolls - but share it! If you eat the wjole thing, most won't have room for the real food!