Sandra Holl’s Lincoln Park cafe and bakery, Floriole, is the kind of spot you can accidentally spend all day at. Breakfast, coffee, lunch and dinner go by as you work under the skylights and Instagram your beautiful rustic pastries and delectable sandwiches.
After selling pastries and bread at Chicago‘s Green City Market with her husband Mathieu for several years, Holl opened Floriole in 2010, and over the past decade, it’s become a community gathering place. She sources produce, meats and dairy locally and regionally along with the best European-style butter, cage-free eggs and Valrhona chocolate.
Holl was named Chicago’s Pastry Chef of the Year at the 2015 Jean Banchet awards, and her croissants can be found in spots around town such as L.A. Burdick and Cafe Integral inside the Freehand Chicago.
Here’s her guide to the best eats in Lincoln Park: https://www.10best.com/interests/food-travel/chicago-chef-sandra-holl-lists-best-restaurants-in-lincoln-park/