we all know how us Chicago folks love a good brunch spot, and we’ve had Cafe Bella on the list to try for some time now. we finally made it over there for a sunday brunch, and it was awesome! a great, modest little spot, it was the perfect balance of homey comfort, a modern and open space, and delicious food. the quaint Logan Square spot was bustling but low-key, and the service was fabulous. their cafe mocha was a delicious balance of coffee and chocolate, and equally as tasty was the generous spread of omelets, potatoes, and pancakes. fresh and perfectly cooked, the food was wonderfully uncomplicated, simple yet interesting. we might be a bit biased towards Cafe Bella because they also happened to have on a radio station that was playing some classic 90’s hits (The Cranberries, anyone?). they have a great sidewalk cafe, which of course will have to be experienced once spring returns to Chicago, but inside, the warm lighting, brick walls, and comfortable ambiance definitely put us in a cozy-up-to-the-fire spirit. stuffed after our meal, we didn’t get to try the delectable-looking pastries, but they are definitely on the menu for next time!