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“Diner type food in downtown Chicago.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tempo Cafe

Tempo Cafe
6 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2012 (Gold Coast)
312-943-4373
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Ranked #182 of 8,267 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Schenectady, New York
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“Diner type food in downtown Chicago.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Nice breakfast place. We tried a three-egg omelette, which was pretty good and came in a small frying pan. The hash browns that came with it were under the eggs, which kept them from being crispy, but they were fine otherwise.

We returned for dinner. Limited menu. The pork chops were overcooked. I had a chicken breast sandwich with avocado. They seemed to be skimping on the salt, though. I haven't added salt to the table in decades, but their food seemed to need it, so it was a bit bland.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Saratoga, California
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“eat at the hotel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

breakfast was good if you like everything mixed together and of poor quality. Eggs were overcooked. Sausage greasy and the potatoes not edible.

Visited May 2013
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East Orleans, Massachusetts
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“great breakfast spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

our bellman at the Talbot Hotel, the fabulous Dwayne, recommended the Tempo. we had breakfast here our last morning in town-----great pancakes! super service.

Visited May 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Cafe Experience -great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

On the corner, if the weather allows sit outside and enjoy the world passing by. The mark of a good restaurant is one supported by the locals. On our recent visit their were families with children and grand parents enjoying brunch in the Spring sunshine. The menu has many options for those seeking either a full breakfast or like us wanting something lighter. Regardless of what you order it will be cooked to order. Coffee is good with plenty of refills. Breakfast for two gave us change out of 20$. So great value and tremendous quality.

Visited April 2013
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“A great breakfast at a great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Hearty portions and tasty food and attentive service - a perfect formula to start your day. Good coffee, skillet omelets with hash browns and get the Greek bread - sesame seeds/thick slices and home made marmalade. You'll only need a snack for lunch. Oatmeal available for those who want a lighter breakfast, as well as yogurt/granola/fruit.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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