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Tempo Cafe

#59 of 7,442 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Gold Coast
Diner, American, Cafe
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6 E Chestnut St, 6 E Chestnut St, 60611-2012, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago, IL 60611-2664
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

--was in Chicago July 2016 for a buddies 50th. --we also know some people who live in Chicago and were looking for a nice no-nonsense breakfast on a nice Sunday morning and were recommended Tempo Cafe. --the place is big, lots of seating and a nice atmosphere. --we waited maybe 10 minutes before getting seated which was not a problem... More 

Thank stantsy
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is recommended by the locals! The food was amazing! Both the omelets and the skillets are phenomenal.

Thank Beth C
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tempo Cafe was NOT that great. In my opinion the food was NOT seasoned at all . I ordered the steak and the eggs and was extremely thick and unpleasant to eat. I didn't finish it. My friend who joined me for breakfast shared the dish and neither hardly any of us ate it. Monica the waitress tried her best... More 

Thank Kiran V
Thornhill, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located around the corner from the Talbott Hotel, a wonderful place for breakfast. Fantastic omelettes and the best pancakes ever!! Reasonably priced, huge portions! Friendly service, lovely outdoor patio.

Thank Evelyne S
Park Hills, Missouri
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat breakfast or brunch. Portions are large and easily shared! Try the orange marmalade on the Greek toast it is delicious!

Thank tkg624
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast at the Tempo Cafe (outside) and it was wonderful. We both had eggs with bacon and hash browns, and my wife added cheese and mushrooms to her dish. It was more food than we could eat and the hashbrown potatoes in particular were outstanding. The outdoor venue was nice except for the street noise. The cost was... More 

Thank Chuck M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried several breakfast places while in town and Tempo Cafe certainly was the best. Illy coffee, big and tasty omelettes and a peaceful terrace. really enjoyed our visit here!

Thank Viktoria W
Ormond Beach, Florida
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264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding location for breakfast. While it is far more restaurant than diner, this busy and popular restaurant is open 24/7. The restaurant serves breakfast, sales, lighter fare, sandwiches, a dinner menu, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages. The extensive breakfast menu offers nearly every kind of omelet, waffle, egg dish, pancakes, and sides you can imagine. Lovely seating outside is shaded by... More 

Thank Pamgoes
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was good enough, with very reasonable prices and generous portions for your assortment of standard breakfast foods. However, my hash browns were quite dry but there was a lot of it. They could probably reduce the quantity a bit and bump up the quality. But if you're in the area and need a decent inexpensive option, this place... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for breakfast. They were extremely busy, but only had to wait about 5-10 minutes. There is a large selection of breakfast food available, everything from pancakes and waffles to omelets to sandwiches for those who aren't into breakfast. My husband and I both ordered a scrambler and they were delicious. You get a ton of food so if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Diner, American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 E Chestnut St, 6 E Chestnut St, 60611-2012, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago, IL 60611-2664
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighborhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: 13129434373

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

Staying in Gold Coast

Neighborhood Profile
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.