We can't imagine how many orders of biscuits and gravy must fly through the kitchen doors of this amazing Tremont cafe. It's the perfect brunch item: flakey homemade cheddar biscuits covered with creamy, porky gravy. But that's just one dish out of many that manages to rouse people from their weekend stupors. There's also the waffles with whipped cream, the egg-stuffed breakfast burrito, and the magical mish-mosh that is the Shipwreck. Pair one of those with the house latte, kissed with a whisper of local honey, and the day is almost guaranteed to turn out well. If you're looking for a $1.99 two-egg-with-meat-and-toast special, Lucky's might not be for you. But if you're on the hunt for scratch-made breakfast built from quality local ingredients, get in line — literally.
777 Starkweather Ave., 216-622-7773, luckyscafe.com.
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