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West Egg Cafe

#112 of 8,445 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Near North Side
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/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 251
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  • 163
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Breakfast was amazing!!!

When we visit Chicago we always stop in the West Egg for a breakfast splurge. The food and atmosphere is excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
SPilipovic
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Terre Haute, In
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Terre Haute, In
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

When we visit Chicago we always stop in the West Egg for a breakfast splurge. The food and atmosphere is excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant

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Hummelstown
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112 reviews 112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We decided to meet a friend for breakfast before looking at frozen Lake Michigan and walking the Miracle Mile so I picked this place out of Google Maps under breakfast restaurants. It was quite busy but the proprietor seated us immediately though our friend had not yet arrived. We were given a huge pot of coffee and a pitcher of... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Hotel concierge recommended this restaurant. We ate there for two days and each morning there was a wait to be seated. However, the man working the line was very fast and upbeat and made the wait more pleasant. The food is worth the wait and the staff doesn't ignore you. Good fuel for all the walking and shopping.

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Wisconsin
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221 reviews 221 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love the omelettes at West Egg - the bacado - bacon/avocado is superb. With that said, the service is what makes it my favorite. This mainstay is consistent, tasty, and I know I will always get friendly service with a smile - a great start to any day.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We always have breakfast at west egg when we visit Chicago, a large menu is available, Eggs benedict is my favourite as is the chicken fried steak, staff are always really good too & very attentive, prices? absolutely spot on. its always busy in here so there sometimes is a wait but its worth it.

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Detroit, MI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Every time I come to Chicago, I make sure to have breakfast at least once at the West Egg. Service is SUPER fast and friendly (I received my order in around 5 minutes) and the food is delicious. It is frequently crowded, but this particular visit there was not much of a wait. I usually stay at hotels within walking... More 

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Mattawan, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The staff at West Egg was fast and efficient. Although it was very busy and there were often wait times, they seemed very short. The food was very good!

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Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Get down earlier of expect to queue. There is a lot of seating but it can also be very busy. Loved the Benedict, one of the best I've ever had.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We are in Chicago for four days and all four days we will go here for breakfast. The selections are many and the food and service are excellent.

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Denver, CO
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397 reviews 397 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The place was packed, which is a great sign. I went here for a quick breakfast and left quite happy. I had the Albuquerque Benedict, which was excellent. Great service too.

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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>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-280-8366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 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?