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Tempo Cafe

6 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2012 (Gold Coast)
312-943-4373
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Ranked #166 of 8,294 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
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La Canada, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Kind of a mix between a restaurant and a nice coffee shop. Varied menu with all kinds of ethnic foods with large portions and reasonable prices. However, not fancy cooking here...you get the basics. Ate here twice - once for breakfast and once for lunch. Breakfast has a large selection and skillets seem to be popular. Lunch had a tuna... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Really good breakfast and excellent service . The breakfast for 3 eggs, bacon, hashbrown is around 8-9 dollars and cofee for 2 dollars. Really old fashioned breakfast place with great atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The food here is great, lots of choice, freshly cooked, very generous portions. Brilliant, efficient, friendly service. This was recommended to me by The Four Seasons hotel staff on my first day, I ended up coming here every day for my 7 day stay because it was so good and in such a good location. Fab start to my day!

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Akron, OH
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126 reviews 126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had breakfast here after reading the good reviews. The food was good but the portion sizes were unbelievably large. I really wanted two eggs and toast but ended up ordering the only available option of three eggs which came with home fries. I ate two eggs and toast and the rest of the food went into the garbage. My... More

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Edinburgh
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Fantastic choice for breakfast. Well worth our vist - THREE TIMES ! Great staff, great coffee. Nice in the inside.

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Lodi, Ca
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very tasty - skillets were a new concept to five guys from California. We are all decent eaters and were raised to be members if the "clean plate club." But we met our match at the Tempo. Great staff and fast service once we perused a rather large menu. This definitely a place where eating lunch in the same day... More

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Lodi, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Huge portions of great breakfast meals. If I go there again, I'll split the breakfast. It is enormous and good. Many choices and all good. Te service was great even though they were very busy. We has 5 guys so the small tables they have were a bit of a problem, but easy enough to overcome.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were recommended by the concierge at the hotel as a good "diner" experience. The portions are large with a "scrambler" served in it's own skillet with a 3 egg base. The French toast was great. The sausage patty's one of the best we have had. (It is hard to get good sausage patty's in a diner) All the food... More

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Beecher, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were staying at a nearby hotel and stumbled upon this place. Had a late lunch/early dinner before going out for the night. Talk about comfort food!!! I had a sandwich made to order and it was excellent. We loved the food so much we returned the next morning for breakfast and that was even better. Staff was friendly and... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Like diner but when you are on the sidewalk under an umbrella, it feels different! Noisy construction across the street didn't stop us from enjoying large skillets of omelets, with breakfast meat and Texas toast size french toast.

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