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windy city cafe

1062 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5416
312-492-8010
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English first
Seneca, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Great family breakfast spot on the west side. Great food, the service was very quick and the staff was very friendly. The waitress answered all our questions about the menu and the portions were huge! The restaurant was very clean and family oriented. Will definitely come back to try lunch. The food was awesome!

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Grand Blanc
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Clean, bright, busy, not too loud. Good food. Went for a basic breakfast and coffee. Service was spot on even though they were non-stop busy the wait was maybe 5 minutes for a table and the waiter appeared almost as we sat down. Coffee never got cold. Didn't feel rushed... oh yeah and they have some parking.

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Capel Curig, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

My second visit here. Always well worth a visit for breakfast or brunch. Full of families, locals,tourists alike. Good menu and all in all a great experience. Many interesting historical photographs on the walls. All the staff very attentive and pleasant. A great place.

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Chicago, IL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

And this is coming from a local. And we have a LOT of options in our fine city. I rave about their omelets. The cook prepares the omelets by blending the eggs. I prefer the egg white omelets (have to request) - big, fluffy and delicious! The OJ is fresh, the water is plentiful and the service is always spot... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Skeptical coming here at first because of the location, but tried it out last week and I'm hooked! Great and fast food! Only reason I gave them 4 stars is we sat by the entrance and the line got very long right by my table. Lots of people standing around my food, creeps me out. Request a table in the... More

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Bradford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is a small cafe I imagine on busy days you may have to wait for a table. I called in for brunch with on a weekday and luckily someone was just leaving so we got seated straightaway. My friend had described it as a greasy spoon but she felt that it had gone upmarket since her last visit a... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

When we travel, we prefer local, family-owned businesses, and we especially appreciate distinctive neighborhood places. This one is delightful. The Windy City Cafe is in Chicago's River West neighborhood, on the #66 bus line (only a short ride from the Streeterville neighborhood, where we were staying). The cafe has the feel of a "diner," but an especially pleasant one. It... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

great food from a large selection, good coffee , ok service, good size portions.The place was buzzing for an early Sunday breakfast (945am) on a beautiful Sunday. skillets, omelettes, you can't go wrong at this place. Parking is limited in the rear and strret parking is difficult to find on this busy Chicago ave/ Milwaukee intersection. i'd probably give it... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Just got off the plane and rode the train to Chicago blue station I was staying at St johns cantius church stopped by this cafe next door was greeted by the server very friendly. I had the buffalo chicken wrap it is a good size portion and a little spicy. If you are in the area stop by for breakfast... More

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Capel Curig, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Just a cafe, but very friendly staff and good food. Very large menu to choose from and all great quality food. Well worth stopping at for a meal if you are in the area.

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