Chef Matt Bumba cooked at The Aviary in Chicago and Vie in Western Springs before opening a casual breakfast and lunch restaurant with his brother Lucas last year. Everything, even the ketchup, is house-made and this attention to detail along with close partnerships with local farmers elevate traditional breakfast foods like waffles and omelets from forgettable to crave-able. The buttermilk biscuits are out-of-this-world good, and while the menu is small, it’s always changing as new ingredients come into season. Currently, Solstice is only open for weekday breakfast and lunch (but closed on Tuesdays) and weekend brunch, though there are plans to begin dinner service Fridays and Saturdays this summer. 800 Hillgrove Ave. #104, Western Springs, 708-505-4684

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