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West Egg Cafe

620 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611-3011 (Near North Side)
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North Saint Paul, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

The West Egg Cafe provided a large, interesting menu. I chose crepes with eggs. Yummy. It's busy like most good places to eat. The Mexican breakfast had plenty of spice, my friend said. I think you'll like it!

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Grayslake, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

When my wife and I were young with young children, I was attending a conference in Chicago and my wife went walking to find a place for breakfast that would not be as expensive as the hotel. She looked in the window at West Egg and saw patrons from students to people in furs. She went in and now, 25... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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136 reviews 136 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Right next door the the Double Tree Hotel, this restaurant is a great way to start your day of sightseeing, shopping or college tours. Our waiter was very nice and had good ideas about what we should have. The pancakes are amazing! Worth a visit!

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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We took a break from our hotel breakfast on Columbus Day. We saved money at the West Egg where we found friendly, fast, fun service, an extensive breakfast menu and good food.

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Sarasota, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

In town for the Chicago Marathon. The food was amazing.! Perfectly poached eggs over corned beef hash and tasty crispy pan fried potatoes. Eggs benedict was great as well. The food around us was all great looking. Sit at the counter and make new friends. Locals there as well as tourists like me! Loved it! Timothy O'Toole's next door is... More

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Hamilton, ON
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fabulous place - just down the street from our hotel, and judging by the crowd, very popular with the locals and the tourists alike. Solid breakfast food, large portions, very well cooked. The host did a great job of taking names and juggling patrons in and out. The staff was a show unto itself watching them change tables over so... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had breakfast at West Egg twice on our recent Chicago holiday because it was so good. The food is really nice and well presented. I couldn't believe it when I was presented with a plate of 4 huge pancakes with fruit and cream! The eggs are delicious as it the corned beef hash and breakfast potatoes. Not cheap but... More

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Germantown, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

had a great experience at west egg - and the most delicious breakfasts! very crowded sunday morning, and i can see why....wait still went very quickly - blueberry pancakes were outstanding, and my son's omelette was divine....definitely recommend! (also tried yolk during our trip - also delicious, but no comparison to west egg)

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I ate here with a colleague one morning before a meeting. The place was packed, food was very good and sensibly priced. Service might have been a little quicker but they were extremely busy.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Went there after reading reviews on Yelp. Lots of 'egg' choices. It was ok, if I was close by, i'd probably drop by again

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