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West Egg Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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620 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611-3011
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blues and cashews pancakes are among the best I've ever had. Fresh orange juice and fair prices make it a great place for breakfast.

Thank spiritcove2014
Gainesville, Georgia
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very basic. I could have made this myself. Service was fine but again nothing special. If you are traveling to Chicago I'd suggest bypassing this restaurant.

Thank hph921
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,569 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a late breakfast to this restaurant which is specialized on egg menus. Service was very friendly and all portions huge.

Thank FrankGeisler
Hazelwood, MO (St. Louis)
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food, a very large menu, mostly breakfast items but some lunch. Large portions, tasty and priced right. Coffee, $3, and most items were between $7 and $10. Some more. We ate there two times. Happy that we found this place!!

Thank Gerasim M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this cafe on Trip Advisor and came here three times on our trip to Chicago. Plus points: -located in centre of down town -reasonably priced (especially compared to other restaurants in the area) -great service, food comes out quickly (but not too quickly) -amazing choice of breakfast food. You can eat healthily here if you want to, or... More 

Thank Laura W
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had coffee (2.95), iced tea (2.49), a strawberry waffle (9.50), bagels cooked like french toast (7.50) and two orders of bacon (4.25 each) for $34.50.

Thank Ronnie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, friendly and efficient staff. Had breakfast 2 days out of 3 and lunch on our last day so glad we stumbled across this place.

Thank DianeP2
Belo Horizonte, MG
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate every day there when we stayed in Chicago. They served good meals, specially for breakfast, in large plates. There's so many food that we can't eat everything at all. The attendances were very sympathetic. We loved the food and the place.

Thank Fappeixoto
Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are numerous options for breakfast in Chicago and as this was our second visit to the city we decided to try a different one to the ones we went to in 2013. It was busy at 8 am but we were able to get a table. Hubby had eggs and bacon and I opted for the cinnamon raisin toast.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast around 8:30 one morning and it was great. Staff are attentive but not intrusive and the place had a very relaxed vibe about it. My wife had the blueberry pancakes and I had a Denver omelette. Both were delicious and we were so full that even after a busy morning looking at the sights, we still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: 312-280-8366

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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