Chicago’s Hot Spot

| October 7, 2008 | 4 Comments

By: Kristen Holub
If you are in the Logan Square area, chances are you have been to the Hot Spot, a hip, bright and cheery eatery serving up breakfast and lunch 6 days a week. Located at 2824 W Armitage,  this place is a great pick-me-up, and not just because of the coffee and espresso. The servers, décor and atmosphere are distinctly upbeat, and we always leave with smiles on our faces.

The brightly painted, deep, narrow space is separated into 3 dining areas; a front breakfast bar with stainless steel stools and accents, a central space with comfy booth seating and children’s art posted on the walls, and a more separate back area with tables and chairs (where they usually put us when we bring our kids!). There is a step or 2 to navigate on the way in, so if your stroller is tough to maneuver, feel free to pop in and ask the staff to meet you at the side door which has a ramp. They also are really nice about letting me fold and prop my stroller somewhere up front if it’s not crazy-busy.

The Hot Spot is great for breakfasts or lunch dates with the kids, as it is super kid-friendly. The back area rocks since I don’t feel the need to cringe if (or when) the little ones stray from their “inside voices”. They have a wide strip of chalkboard paint around the perimeter of the room and provide chalk to keep your bigger kids busy while waiting for your server or your order. Of course they also do crayons and paper menus for the kiddos, and they have yummy kids options on the menu.  My favs are the LoganBerry Pancakes – tons of berries and yummy butter – for breakfast and the Roasted Veggie Melt – delicious veggies with a pesto spread and melted provolone on a ciabatta roll or the Classic Rueben – corned beef, baby swiss, sauerkraut and dressing on rye for lunch. OMG! My mouth is watering! AJ, my 18 mo old sidekick, loves the pancakes, fresh fruit, and French toast which comes with a choices of meat as well as syrup or berry compote (the ham & berries for my boy!).

Hot Spot also serves egg dishes, soups, salads and burgers, and will do carry-out orders.  Open Mon,Wed-Fri 9am-3pm; Weekends 8am-2:30pm

Just writing this post has made me hungry! Maybe you’ll see me there tomorrow for lunch…

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Kristen HolubArtist and business owner turned stay-at-home-mom, Kristen Holub stays busy with Chicago Green Families, running around town with her son, and doing her best to keep the household eco-friendly and under control while jotting down and sharing great finds in Chicago.

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  1. MJ Tam says:

    I love breakfast spots, so I will definitely be visiting this place with the family. Thanks for the great tip Kristen!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like a great place. How is the parking situation?

  3. Jen Khatchatrian says:

    Adore the article and the photo too…makes me want to go and eat!! How about this weekend?

  4. kristen says:

    There’s no lot, but street parking’s not bad as far as I know, since there is almost no zoning to speak of in the area. Since we usually walk though, I can’t say 100% if the parking is always easy at times like weekend brunch.

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