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1062 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5416
312-492-8010
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
pleasantly surprised!

What a lovely cafe! The service was friendly and the menu was fresh and traditional at the same time. My meal was truly wonderful and I will definitely be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
JaneBennet
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Chicago, IL
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Lenexa, Kansas
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Get there early or you may have a 15-20 minute wait. Either way it is worth it and great people watching. The place appears small but there is more seating on the other side of the wall that you can not see from the door. I had the biscuits and gravy, large portion and very good. My husband had the... More 

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Thank KCGIRL21
Chicago, IL
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely cafe! The service was friendly and the menu was fresh and traditional at the same time. My meal was truly wonderful and I will definitely be back!

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Thank JaneBennet
Indianapolis
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Loved the food selections! Our breakfasts were great. My partner had farmstand frittata which he loved. I chose the combo number 3 with eggs yummy french toast and a side of meat which was very good also. Staff was very friendly courteous and helpful.

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Thank Pattimoe
Chicago, Illinois
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1,001 reviews
789 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you are looking for a place near downtown but you don't want to have to fight downtown traffic or crowds, this place will work for you. A small local restaurant run by a friendly and attentive staff, the menu has a great selection of breakfast and lunch items. We tried one of their burgers with their homemade potato chips,... More 

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Thank Allen21096
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a great little cafe for breakfast after church on Sundays. It does get very busy, but it's worth the wait. I enjoy the Edgars Skillet. Staff is always very friendly and accommodating and it's very clean. As busy as it does get, it's still relaxing and enjoyable.

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Thank Hellsing82
Greystones, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were staying close by and were lucky to have this corner cafe as our local. We had breakfast here twice (the eggs benedict are wonderful) and lunch - the burger is spot on. Great friendly staff and efficient service.

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Thank alicatoolan
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have been eating breakfast over there probably five times. This place always offers very good service. The waiters & waitresses are always super friendly. I love their orange juice and toasted wheat bread; it is very tasty. You can park your car on the street. The kitchen is very fast so you don't have to buy a lot of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1,001 reviews
789 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Three of us stopped here. It is located on a very busy corner and street parking could be a bit of a problem. But, if you should happen to live in the neighborhood, this would be a great place to walk to. Considering its location, if you were going to and from the Loop, it would also be worth stopping... More 

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Thank Allen21096
Seneca, Illinois
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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Thank specedgirl
Grand Blanc
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1062 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5416
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312-492-8010

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?