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West Egg Cafe

#115 of 8,492 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Streeterville
American, Coffee Shop
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620 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611-3011
312-280-8366
Today
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 262
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best breakfasts in town!

Came here for breakfast every day. So much choice, excellent service, fantastic food and great price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Fiona G
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Came here for breakfast every day. So much choice, excellent service, fantastic food and great price.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The location is within walking distance of Michigan Ave hotels. We enjoyed breakfast here before heading to Navy Pier. Our meal was delicious and felt

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Pacific Grove, California
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58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

First of all, I love the T-Shirts, Get Laid at West Egg Cafe! 2nd the wait staff really made me comfortable and attended to all of my needs as a solo diner. This is a cafe with old fashion cafe items - like Club Sandwiches, Tuna Melts on

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

If you love breakfast, go here. A popular spot means a wait but it is definitely worth it. They have a wide variety. Everything is fresh and delish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Stopped by for breakfast while visiting family in Chicago. We were seated right away and service was very good. The food, however, was exceptional for breakfast. My wife had the spinach crepes and I had the breakfast skillet. Fresh ingredients, good size portion, excellent taste and very reasonable prices. Best spot for breakfast so far in Chicago.

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I was recently in Chicago for a conference. This little cafe has good coffee (not diner coffee), fresh squeezed juice, and breakfast choices at a reasonable price. In particular, I enjoyed Clara's Con Salsa. I asked for no cheese and it was no problem at all. At a second visit, we asked to move our table so another friend could... More 

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Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a long day of the tourists things. Got started here. Bright and delightful space with all we were hoping for from the menu. Fast and delicious. Go!

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Granville, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Would love to give this place a good review because the service was good and quick. Unfortunately my food was just tasteless. My favorite part of my meal was the english muffin. Even the coffee was burnt. I see good reviews, but I was disappointed.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Our group of 10 arrived at 9:30 and were quickly seated. It was surprising as the restaurant was bustling. The service was prompt and the food quality was great. We would go back for sure.

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Detroit, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Seems to me that they do everything well here. Great Eggs and Omelets including the one I had with chorizo green chiles, onion, guacamole and cheese. Pancakes of every flavor and configuration. Crepes, Waffles, Skillets and Healthy stuff. (forget that here) Servers are all real people and friendly. A great value too. Gets crowded mid morning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 620 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: 312-280-8366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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

Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.