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Review: cinnamon is a great place that deserves a visit if you love authentic mex cuisine, but think chicken stock is no bueno. word of warning: highland park is at the intersection of "cutting-edge hippsterville" and "i don't feel safe walking around at night". so come prepared (in the daylight if you happen to be a pussy like me) for good food, good bars and good times in the least expected areas. we found ourselves dining at around 11am. it was the real sweet spot of times, during that window where breakfast and lunch are both being served. i opted for breakfast, he chose lunch. both ruled. the tofu scramble was delicious. next time i want to order something a little more adventures, something really authentic sounding that i can't pronounce--but this time i was a tad hung-over, a little worse for wear and just wanted a safe, comforting breakfast food with lots of tofu. and that's just what i got. a mound of tofu, super tasty mushrooms and heaps of spinach all mixed together with a blob of beans and rice on the side. drown it in hot sauce, and i'm happy. nothing wrong with this dish. the burrito was equally impressive. lettuce, green sauce, some other vegetabley things, tofu, rice and beans all rolled into a massive wheat wrap. oozing with flavor and scrumptiousness. chipotle's got nothing on this sucker. it tasted like an old school mexican burrito, the dangerous kind with refried beans and god knows what in the rice...yet it managed to be creative at the same time with the wheat tortilla and vegetable variety. perfect. cinnamon is a pretty sweet place. let's review: vegetarian, check...huge menu, check....affordable, check. not bad. the service on the other hand, is a little slow and strange. over friendliness was followed by indifference, then again by more friendliness. and the complimentary chips suck, not only are they out of a bag, but they are ROUND. round chips are not cool. but, whatever, the hot sauce rocks and the atmosphere is lovely...with big windows that let the sunshine in to cover the cozy albeit cramped tables. cinnamon could definitely improve in some areas, but the food rocks. and that's all that matters, right? the food rocks.