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6 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2012 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #201 of 8,382 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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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
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by such great food. It was very clean and servers were very pleasant. This was a place I thought was just a 24 diner. We went late at night and had breakfast. Our Grey Line tour guide told us they had good food and was open 24. Nothing like a recommendation from locals.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Loved this place! Went for breakfast twice during our weekend in Chicago. Great service & incredible food. Portions are huge so come hungry!

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Danvers, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Crowded on weekends with an average of 15 minute wait, however it is well worth the wait! Breakfast was tasty, delicious!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The banana milkshake was our first signal that we were at the perfect spot. Creamy and delicious with the mild taste of real banana. No artificial taste here. Yum. I stole my husbands and made it my our. With a large party of nine including five children under ten, they accommodated us with ease. Anticipating our every need, having patience... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The bellman at The Talbott Hotel told me about this place - he loves their soup. However, I decided to go for breakfast and was very happy with my decision. I saw HUGE portions on other tables, so I ordered a waffle which seemed more in line with my hunger. The waffle had a fresh sliced banana on top and... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I have had breakfast here twice this month and really enjoyed it. Sometimes there is a line but they move along fairly quickly and the food is wonderful and the staff are great too.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The restaurant is very crowded, loud and busy. The wait was 15 minutes late on a Sunday morning and there were quite a few people waiting. There was a warm tent at the restaurant entrance as there was no room to wait inside the restaurant. Even the tent was crowded. The food tasted good and the portions were large. There... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Great diner menu. Avoid the crowds by showing up really early. Friendly service, excellent diner food.

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Best french toast--with just a hint of vanilla--fresh, sliced bananas, strawberries and blueberries. My friend's omelette was also great--served in a skillet on a bed of crispy hash browns. Service was great! Busy diner with good food, friendly service and a constant stream of hot, strong coffee!

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Ciudad de México
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I usually don´t have breakfast but my wife and I were referred by some friends that told us that the waiting time should be long... but were lucky as they had a free table for us. Service is great, and the scramble eggs served in a hot pan, are delicious! Congrats!

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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>  > Near North Side
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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