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“If I lived in Chicago I'd be a regular here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tempo Cafe

Tempo Cafe
6 E Chestnut St, 6 E Chestnut St, 60611-2012, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago, IL 60611-2012 (Gold Coast)
13129434373
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Ranked #65 of 9,106 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Diner, American, Cafe, Gluten Free
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Providence, Rhode Island
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“If I lived in Chicago I'd be a regular here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

We happened upon this place for breakfast as we were exploring Chicago. The food is excellent with large portions of breakfast delights. We had the skillet breakfast which easily feeds two and the pancakes which were light and airy. The homemade jam is awesome! You have to go. It was n unexpected but delicious find.

  • Visited February 2013
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Illinois City, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

We had breakfast here and it was awesome. Price was good, huge servings, and we sat out on the patio which had nice flowers all around. We got there around 10:30 so had no wait at all.

  • Visited May 2013
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Virginia Beach, VA
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great breakfast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

My husband lives the steak and eggs, for the taste and the portion size, and I swear by the banana buckwheat pancakes. They taste like banana bread! Big portions.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Boston
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154 reviews
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“Go for the Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Typical hotel breakfasts are buffet style or if ordered off the menu limited, both usually less than satisfying and tend to be pricey. We found Tempo after some research for alternative places in the Magnificent Mile area. It is supurb, great coffee, plentiful servings (really a skillet serving is enough for three healthy adults but is considered a serving!), friendly and quick service. The lines form after 8 AM so you may need to wait. if you like great tasting waffles, pancakes, or egg breakfasts, you need to get to Tempo.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Minnesota
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89 reviews
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“Keep Up The Tempo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Tempo Cafe is all about delicious breakfast skillets, orange marmalade and quick service. I had a three egg omelet with cheese and it came in the customary skillet with potatoes underneath the fluffy omelet - perfect for sharing. The orange marmalade is not to be missed. Great place when you are on the go in Chicago!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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