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“Great Breakfast”
Review of Honey Jam Cafe

Honey Jam Cafe
Ranked #6 of 172 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Come on in! We're glad to see you! Honey Jam is a place where you can gather for any reason and know you will be greeted by a smile, ready to serve you a fresh, delightful meal. We hope our unique and warm surroundings make you feel at home, as if you are visiting a favorite neighbor. Whether you would like to visit us for a meal, contact us for catering, use our free private rooms, let us know what we can do for you.
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The foo dis good but because they are so busy there could be a long line to get in and the service is a little slow. If you're not in a hurry this is a great breakfast place.

Thank Bigkahunajoe
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Excellent atmosphere, with lovely inviting dark wood and fireplace. Hosts and servers all very pleasant at each of our visits. The menu is quite extensive (serving both breakfast and lunch - believe they close around 2:30.) with crepe, pancake, egg dishes. The savory crepes and Italian omelet are a favorite. I will admit their pancakes are iffy, one time they were heavy and thick, the last time they were more tasty and lighter - I wonder if they changed the recipe. All in all, great choices and good food. The other thing that would make breakfast better would be american fries instead of regular old hash browns.

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Thank jwoge
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Food was exactly what you expect. The service was very good and the atmosphere was nice! Keep your expectations in check and you'll be satisfied!

1  Thank marty b
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Went here for a brunch with some out of town visitors and they treated us very well. The service was very good, the food was good and the prices were reasonable for a party of seven.

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Thank ToeKneeD
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Way too many other way better breakfast joint in the area that know how to do breakfast right and do it much faster. Service was way, way too slow for breakfast and no obvious excuse as the place wasn't particularly full or busy.

Serving size vs food quality vs price = very poor value. Most of the breakfast competitors give so much food I can only eat half and have to take the rest home. Here the portion sizes are way smaller. My eggs were runny and not as ordered. Same with hash browns... not well browned as ordered, nearly raw and uncooked. How hard is it to cook eggs and potatoes correctly?

The look and taste of the food quality just seemed really off here, off as in much lower quality ingredients being used than what is commonly found at other similar breakfast places, though hardly reflected in the menu pricing.

All in all not a good fit of a food concept for a guy who runs a chain of hot dog stands. Maybe he will do the smart thing and hire a consultant to help him sort out what he is doing wrong before he locks the front door for the last time like some of his other poorly executed concepts. Until then any of the local "Greek" restaurants are turning out a breakfast that is at least 2-3 times better...

Thank nprvl
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