Fennel and Iris


Breakfast with Ina: Small restaurants, big hearts

salmon plate 

Chicago Tribune

Fennel & Iris

When a restaurant looks and feels this cozy, it’s no accident. Even though it looks easy, there is a lot of thought and care in the gentle decor and artwork.


14 Private Rooms at Chicago Restaurants for Celebrations!

kidtrail Press


The Coolest and Hippest Private Rooms at Chicago Restaurants to host your next Celebration, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower or Birthdays!!


Five Surprisingly Good Chicago Desserts Made of Vegetables

Chicago Magazine

Fennel & Iris

The name says it all. A staple in this cozy café, fennel makes an appearance in signature lunch dishes and the delicious cookies. If you’re skeptical of veggie desserts, try the fennel pizzelles ($0.50 each). The slight licorice flavor of the cracked fennel seed perfectly substitutes the anise used in the traditional Italian cookie. If you’re lucky, you may get to sample one with your tea.


‘Breakfast Queen’ Ina Pinkney’s top picks for breakfast in Chicago

Ina Pink Press\

Chicago Tribune

You don’t need all-day Egg McMuffins. Instead, take these breakfast recommendations from Ina Pinkney, who ran beloved breakfast spot Ina’s in the West Loop for more than 30 years.


Chicago Wedding at Fennel & Iris Cafe


Junebug Weddings

We love an urban wedding that takes place in a romantic nook in the middle of a big city. It was love at first sight when Elyse and Lu spotted Fennel & Iris Cafe, and they quickly booked their wedding venue and planned their day around the charming spot. Christopher F Photography captured such fun, intimate moments shared between the newlyweds as they took in their Chicago wedding.


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