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What’s Your Favorite Deerfield Breakfast Spot?

You can make a difference determining this week’s winner.

Deerfield has no shortage of places to go out for breakfast and this week’s edition of Patch’s Readers’ Choice series gives everyone a chance to pick their favorite.

What makes your choice so good? Is it the coffee? Is it a special omelet? Is it the bread? Here are this week’s nominees:

Please vote for your favorite place in our poll at the bottom of this story, but there is more you can do to assure victory for your choice.

Go to their listing on Patch—just click on the eatery's name in the list above—and write a review. And, leave your comments at the bottom of the article. Let everyone know why you like The Bagel Bin, Star Lite Café, Rhapsody Café, Panera Bread, Kevin’s Place or Eggshell Cafe.

Voting and commenting remain open until 9 a.m. Friday. Reviews can be posted continually. Patch will announce the winner at noon Friday.

Lilly B April 16, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Rhapsody is the best! Great food, great people and great service!
Nina April 16, 2012 at 02:43 PM
The Eggshell, with it's great coffee and grilled whole wheet pita with a little butter and fresh preserves is awesome. The food is great breakfast or lunch. The Rhapsody is a close second with great food, friendly service and a really nice owner. I could sit with a pot of coffee for hours reading the paper and working on my laptop and they don't mind
Charlie April 16, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Why would you describe Rhapsody as a "joint"? Kevin's is a joint...a place for a local unmannerly clientele to hang out while their children run wild and Kevin plays clown teacher baby sitter. Rhapsody is well maintained and the owner works harder than anyone in town put out a consistently edible fare and satisfy his customers. Unfortunately the breakfasts at all of these places can't match the stick to your ribs quality I turn out in my kitchen. If you can't put a simple fried egg and bacon sandwich on the menu, you don't know anything about how America in the heartland grew up eating breakfast. You can get over-sized pancakes and cold oatmeal anywhere. Sysco whole wheat pita and jelly? Puhlese!
RB April 16, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Kevin's place is listed twice. Instead of two Kevin's (I agree about the children being out of control in that place) why not list Eggsperience in Bannockburn? Same zip code. They have large portions, okay service and a Yankee's fan as an owner. Other than that, the Bannockburn Green Omelet is great! Next, I would vote for Rhapsody. Good food, service and a really nice owner. Local Deerfield too.
Liz April 17, 2012 at 02:00 AM
It seems as though some of you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, maybe not morning people...Rhapsody is good, but Kevin's Place gets my vote for thier omelets and short stacks. Consistency is their short order cooks forte, always fresh and delicious. As many times as I've eaten there, never noticed the 'children running wild'. Guess I'm just with better company.
Jane April 17, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Run wild?!? There's no room--it's always packed! We wouldn't go anywhere besides Kevin's. My kids are treated like real people there and Kevin is no slouch on manners with them, either. Plus, the food is fab!
Mimi S April 17, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Kevin plats "clown teacher baby sitter"? Maybe you should learn a little bit more about Kevin's Place. First of all, everything on the menu is incredible. Second of all, every single family that comes in there feels instantly like family, and that is because of Kevin's incredible and warming personality. The kids there are amazing and absolutely adore him, and if you think the only way to make a restaurant win is by putting down Kevin, who happens to be one of the most amazing and caring people in the world, then you need to find another hobby and another person to pick on.
Mimi S April 17, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Kevin's Place not only has the most incredible food, but the best company. From the first time you eat there, you are instantly family with both Kevin, the staff, and all the other people eating there. Everyone is welcome and Kevin treats each person like he would his own family. There is nowhere else I'd rather go than Kevin's Place. Kevin's Place-- Best food, best environment, best company!
Jamie Pollack April 17, 2012 at 03:02 AM
No one cares about their customers like Kevin does! In addition to incredible food...and I mean EVERYTHING on that menu...Kevin is simply the best. He knows everyone by name, treats everyone kindly and equally, and makes everyone feel good. We love you and your restaurant, Kevin! There is no place like it.
Patches2012 April 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM
I'll bet you never asked the server if they mind?
Jennifer Flink April 17, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Kevin's is the go to place for my family. When our grown children return home to visit, the one place they MUST go to is Kevin's for the outstanding food and warm and caring welcome they get from Kevin and the rest of the staff. Deerfield would not be the same without Kevin's Place!
Mara Meyer April 17, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Kevin's place is the best! The Cherry Pit and even further back, Harry's grill, were representative of the Best of Deerfield. Times change, people move in an out. Restaurants come and go. You can get great food at all these places. However, nothing replaces an institution so dedicated to the community as Kevin's Place!
kat April 17, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Kevin's place gets my vote! I live for the egg white plus 1 yolk spinach omelette! Kevin is the best!
DeerfieldResident April 17, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Rhapsody is the best. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Kevin's Place is far too chaotic to make it a pleasurable experience.
Charlie April 18, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Children are what they are, and if in expressing themselves they are unable discern how to behave in order to be considerate of other people ... in a place with no room... it's because you go there, and many others deplore that environment and stay away.
AliceCameron April 19, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Eggshell is the best!! The food is well priced, huge portions, and delicious. So fun to watch the geese by the pond while eating breakfast.
Steve Sadin (Editor) April 19, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Everyone’s comments inspired me to take myself out to breakfast (anonymously) in Deerfield the last few days. I won’t say where I’ve been but I’ve enjoyed my meals. Have you gone to your favorite place’s listing on Patch and written a review? This is part of the winning formula along with the poll. So, click the listing by the name in the story and review away. And keep up with the comments, they are the final tiebreaker.
Richard Heller April 19, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Kevin's Place for the ambiance!
RB April 20, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Kevin's manners are not the problem. It's the manners of the kids who share their incubation of entitlement with everyone that is the problem. I've had breakfast there all the way back to when it was Harry's. It now caters to kids and that's fine, just not for me. Kevin is very nice and has his fans. I go for lunch and fewer kids makes for a more enjoyable experience. The list was limiting, but Rhapsody got my vote. You can see out of some nice windows in the dining room too.
Susan M April 20, 2012 at 04:09 AM
My vote is for Kevin's Place. Outstanding food and service in a fun, friendly atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants in Deerfield!
Harry Steindler April 20, 2012 at 05:41 AM
Kevin's Place and Rhapsody are both tops for me. Great food; great places to run into friends and neighbors, not pretentious and owners and staff who are friendly and caring. Can't beat Mickey Mouse pancakes and Chocolate Milk Kevin Style but the south of the border styled fair at Rhapsody is top notch too. I say we're lucky to have them both and no reason to pick one over the other.
Jon Hall April 20, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Kevin's is cold and bland kalifornia cuisine, unruly kids, rude parents, and village pooh-bahs violating sunshine laws. Rhapsody is quiet, mannerly, adult friendly. Sadly...McDonald's is probably as good as it gets for tasty breakfast meals.


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