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Tempo Cafe

6 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2012 (Gold Coast)
312-943-4373
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Ranked #164 of 8,282 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Service is good and the food is great. Just be prepared to wait in line. If you show up around breakfast time make sure you are willing to wait for awhile as this place is busy. The wait is worth it though.

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charleston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This little treasure is on Chestnut and Rush. Beautiful breakfasts at reasonable prices -- so much better than hotel breakfasts. You will meet fascinating people, many locals. Everyone is happy to be at Tempo.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The Einstein chain is consistently good. Taste and freshness are always their trademark and this location was no different. The coffee is also delicious.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Great breakfasts of all kinds. Huge portions come fresh to your table, and great wait staff. They are open all day, and looks like you could wander in anytime and get great food.

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Was staying at the Sofitel next door. This is my kind of local diner with a basic menu, good friendly service and reasonable prices. Sit outside under cover, weather permitting. I was not expecting to find this in this location.

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Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is a classic, old-school American diner. You don't go here for fine dining. You go here for a fantastic breakfast after a night out. The pancakes were a knock-out, and the staff were super friendly.

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Islington, London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Stayed very close to this place (at the Four Seasons) and it was the perfect place for a nice relaxed breakfast (though you gotta have room - the portions are huge!)

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

You haven't had marmalade untill you've had Tempos, very nice place for breakfast, excellent coffee and service too. I've also procured some some of this fine marmalade to take home to Blighty with me, even Paddington bear would approve of it.

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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This eatery came highly recommended and did not disappoint great coffee, great smoothies and yes great food!!!!!

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Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The concierge at the Westin suggested this cafe for breakfast. It was a few blocks to walk and it was a beautiful morning. We didn't have a wait, but by the time we were finished, there was a half hour wait. We chose a table outside. The waitress was helpful and efficient. My omelette came in a skillet with sliced... More

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Additional Information about Tempo Cafe

Address: 6 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2012
Phone Number: 312-943-4373
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American

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