Bradley Rubin (ex-MK, Ghost Bar, Arnie's and more) is behind this South Loop eatery. Breakfast is served all day and includes options like stuffed challah French toast and steak and eggs. Other perks include a soda jerk who'll whip up goodies like cherry phosphates (served with the mixing tin), plus there's a barista station featuring custom-blended coffee (from Intelligentsia). There's also a deli area where you can grab goods by the pound (like sliced meats and salads).
Gio’s Café will surprise you. As you enter the deli, you’ll discover a cozy Italian kitchen with checked table cloths and a delicious menu of meat, chicken, seafood, and pasta dishes. Other offerings include freshly prepared Panini sandwiches, sausage and peppers, and arrancini. Portions are large and the price is right. A BYOB restaurant.
Come into Manny's any day and expect to get into a line moving quickly through this cafeteria-style Chicago institution.