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Hawaiian Inspired Brunch

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Sola is a Hawaiian-inspired brunch spot in Chicago's trendy Lakeview neighborhood, but I don't ever recall having food this good in Hawaii. Try the sour cream pancakes with blueberry, lemon zest and lemon ricotta (my personal favorite, pictured above).

There is no shaved ice here, but Sola is definitely out to satisfy a sweet brunch craving. Start with the malasadas, Portuguese donuts rolled in sugar and served with raspberry and chocolate sauces. The caramel apple French toast or the banana upside-down pancake is a sweet indulgence.

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