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West Egg Cafe

620 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611-3011 (Near North Side)
312-280-8366
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Ranked #96 of 8,267 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

So this restaurant is so successful they needed more space.....so they got it. Good to see success in the business world. BUT, the new space is about as poor for customers as I have ever seen. No ambience, no resemblance of being in a restaurant, lousy service, but yes, a good breakfast. The space is literally office space this restaurant... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went to this restaurant on the advice of many, and we weren't disappointed. Service was quick and friendly. My husband had something called Grabowski, and loved it; I had the 2 eggs, bacon, and tomatoes. Everything was perfect, and the coffee kept coming! We'll be back there every morning while we're here in Chicago - the menu is huge!!

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Our group of 6 adults ate at West Egg Café three mornings in a row because it was close to our hotel and the food was consistently good. The menu offers enough variety to keep the choices interesting. We ate mid week and were seated with no wait but were told that there can be a long wait on weekends.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

a huge seating area, excellent service with a full time host/hostess to make sure you are seated fast and then.. the fabulous friendly wait staff will make sure you get exactly what you want. Prices are just as they should be traditional!

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Columbus, OH
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112 reviews 112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Walked here from our hotel for breakfast. The prices are fair for Chicago and the food was pretty good--nice portions. Nothing really outstanding about the place, but good food!

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Freehold, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to this place around 9:30 on a Tuesday morning. We were seated immediately. Our server was very friendly but seemed to be rushing us to order and then didn't check on us much after we placed our order and got our food. My bacon, onion, and gravy skillet was delicious and the portion was quite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I found this place on the "near me now" feature TripAdvisor app. It was not too busy at 8 am on a Monday morning and I was seated immediately. My server Michael offered great suggestions from the creative menu - the Feta Fritatta is fabulous. Great service, food came quickly and they left me a small carafe if coffee and... More

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Somers, New York
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89 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A group of us (8) went here for breakfast on a Saturday morning. Service was really eggcellent: two of us showed up a little early, and they were willing to set up the table for the whole group before everyone else arrived. So the main party was seated immediately when they arrived a few minutes later. The food was really... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If they are not busy you will be seated immediately and greeted immediately consistently with a great variety of breakfast and lunch items. This caused us to remember this place and staff from last year so well, we could not leave Chicago without stopping again. Close to NW hospital and a few blocks East of Magnificant Mile.. try it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The only downside was : it was too crowded, besides that... Nothing to complain about the place. Friendly staff and great service

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