Victory's Banner is a lovely establishment tucked away in the Roscoe Village area of Chicago
. It's zen-like vibe and cozy atmosphere will entice anyone to come for a coffee and end up staying for a full blown meal. VB also is totally vegetarian, but you wouldn't know from eating there, and this is coming from a total carnivore. They even have a purely vegan menu, which is what I tried above with the French toast and soy sausage, all of which tasted as good as the real thing. Everyone that works here is a student of meditation under Indian Spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy's philosophy, and mini classes and seminars are offered at the associated bookstore just a few doors away.