Look no further than LakeBreeze café on our very own Kathy Osterman “Hollywood” beach for lakeside food and drinks this summer! This new addition to the lakefront is a welcome one, as patrons can now eat, drink, and relax all in one place. LakeBreeze opened last summer and is back for another season, as they now boast beach-side cocktails, comfortable seating, and an expanded menu ranging from small bites to burgers and salads.
Manager Deborah Landfear explains why she loves the Edgewater community, taking pride in the fact that the “locals are a such a fun group”. The team at LakeBreeze is “looking forward to spending the summer with them. We love how the beach is so tranquil in the morning and then so vibrant when the people come out. The surrounding area is really lovely as well”.
Owner Bill Prahofer has experience in food stands, as he has another location called Buck’s at Buckingham Fountain. It is another great place in the city to have a burger with a glass of wine or beer and watch the fountain show.
Enjoy one of Chicago’s best beaches with some friendly service and delicious food, it is sure to get your summer started right. New this season is the addition of full service on sun loungers on the beach, as well as a liquor license and a menu of delicious and fun cocktails.
For other businesses looking to move to Edgewater, Deborah shares their opening day experience in her own words, “we had people coming and talking to us about the cafe and beach club during the entire opening process. On opening day it was a bit chilly, but we ended up with a bunch of people all bundled up at the bar drinking frozen margaritas and wine. It was a great opening day!” For a business dependent on sunny beach days and people enjoying themselves, Deborah remarks that “it has been awesome. The community is very supportive”. Contact us here at EDC to learn how you can have an equally successful opening day!
To keep up with LakeBreeze and see what’s happening, like their page on Facebook @lakebreezechicago and Instagram @lakebreezechicago. Weather permitting, their hours are 12-10pm on weekdays and until 11pm on weekends. Enjoy the expansive views of Lake Michigan and access to the delightful staff and delicious food at LakeBreeze!