Cuisine: European, Hungarian
You might expect deli meat on a croissant for lunch at a coffee shop but Finom brings the experience of a European coffeehouse to Old Irving Park. Chefs/Co-Owners Daniel Speer and Rafael Esparza wow... Read More
You might expect deli meat on a croissant for lunch at a coffee shop but Finom brings the experience of a European coffeehouse to Old Irving Park. Chefs/Co-Owners Daniel Speer and Rafael Esparza wow with a menu of Hungarian-inspired small plates like Gulyásleves, a traditional Hungarian soup with paprika, beef, parsnip, carrot, potato, gypsy pepper, onion, and dumplings, served with bread. Or how about Mushroom Paprikás with dumplings, exotic mushrooms, sour cream, parsley oil, porcini mushroom dust, cured egg yolk, and black truffle pearls? There are items for vegetarians (like a very fancy cauliflower toast) and super carnivores (toast with a pâte made of veal brain, pork belly and chicken liver, pickled tomato, radish, edible flowers, and micro-greens on sourdough toast, topped with cured egg yolk. And we haven't mentioned the comforting drinks like Hawaiian Fog with hibiscus tea, steamed almond milk, topped with tart Morello cherry powder and turmeric.
- Lunch: "Even though it's not on the menu anymore, you can still order the Malört Chai-town Latte, which includes Rare Tea Cellar Emperor's Chai, soy milk and a hearty shot of housemade Malört syrup."
- Best for Lunch Because: Located in a historic building, Finom feels like grandma's living room with Hungarian dishes bubbling in the kitchen. Perfectly named, "Finom" means delicious in Hungarian.