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West Egg Cafe

#119 of 8,516 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: Lunch, Breakfast

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    Very good
  • 54
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  • 9
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  • 5
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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
Good Quick Breakfast

We were here on a Sunday morning around 11am. I called ahead and put our name on the list so that we only had to wait about 10 minutes once we got there. It's a cramped little waiting area in a random hallway, so I definitely suggest calling ahead. When we were seated the service was incredibly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Nicole B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were here on a Sunday morning around 11am. I called ahead and put our name on the list so that we only had to wait about 10 minutes once we got there. It's a cramped little waiting area in a random hallway, so I definitely suggest calling ahead. When we were seated the service was incredibly fast. We ordered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

They are very quick on taking orders and nice waiters but way too noisy! Get here very early or you will stand on line for a long time.

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Yorkshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stayed at the Doubletree by Hilton across the road and did not want to pay $24 for breakfast,we found this place the first morning and would recommend the food,there was a good choice and it was tasty and well cooked at a reasonable price,the staff were helpful and friendly.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was one of the best breakfasts I have had in terms of food and ambience. The menu has amazing variety that satisfied everyone in my large group. The French toast with fruit was popular, but everything else was good too! Despite the rush, the staff were great at handling both our group one day and me alone the next... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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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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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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

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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.