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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 #125 of 8,292 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is a perfect spot to start your morning with a great breakfast! It does get busy but they have a large U-shaped breakfast bar and they also have an additional room they use for patrons. The menu is loaded with breakfast items. They open early, 6:30am on weekdays or 7am on weekends and close at 3pm everyday. There are... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Keeping it simple and very good, loved the pancakes and coffee. Gets very busy but plenty of seating even at the breakfast bar. Waffles also great, have with bacon! Recommended!

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Port Huron, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After an evening out in Chicago there is nothing like waking up the next morning and getting a great breakfast at West Egg Cafe. The food is great, tasty and plentiful. Each time I visit for breakfast there seems to always be a line-up of customers waiting to get in, so go early if you want to avoid the wait.... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Short wait on a Sunday prime time. They were quick! Free coffee while you waited was a nice touch. We sat in the main dining area and our service was attentive and speedy. We ordered waffles/skillets and enjoyed them all. Aprox $10/per person.

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Key West, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

This cafe is right in the middle of Streeterville, walking distance from several hotels. The place gives you the feeling of a giant diner with really high ceilings and plenty of elbow room. Breakfast is hard to choose from- so many comfort choices. As the food comes storming out of the kitchen suddenly everything looks good! Our waiter Michael made... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

West Egg Café is an easy walk from Michigan Ave hotels in a safe neighborhood and the prices are fair and the food great. Staff very accommodating to special diet needs as well.

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Flint, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great service, food and staff. Had Best Western Omelet, with potatoes and English muffin 2 days in a row! Was even better on day 2 and that was hard to top best day 1 was fantastic! Will definitely be returning on my next visit!!!!

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Tuscaloosa,AL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Found this place on the second day of trip and went back a second time before we left. Between 3 of us we had eggs,hash browns,biscuits, gravy, bacon, sausage, crepes. I can't speak for everybody but, Everything we got was delicious and the service was great both times we went. I would definitely go back.

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West Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I might have given this breakfast joint a better rating if I didn't go to Yolk the following morning which was much better. Our family of four was seated quickly but in the back room, a strange little room hard to explain. We all had skillets which were fine. I had the corned beef hash skillet which had very little... More

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Romulus, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A friend of mines gave rave' reviews about West Egg Cafe and suggested that I visit. My daughter and I visited but I was not highly impressed. The food was just Ok, the service was just Ok, the atmosphere was just Ok. Will I visit again when in Chicago? Only if someone else suggests it and pays.

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