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Tempo Cafe

#64 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gold Coast
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6 E Chestnut St, 6 E Chestnut St, 60611-2012, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago, IL 60611-2664
+1 312-943-4373
00:00 - 23:59
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to Tempo Cafe for breakfast and it was very good. American Style you can have breakfast and then feel full for quite a few hours. I've ordered 3 egg omelettes with Spinach & Feta. Service was relaxed and friendly. Cappuccino was average, but I'm quite demanding with Cappuccino. Would happily return or recommend to others!

Thank Johnny M
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend who's a flight attendant for British Airways was visiting and I was trying to find a breakfast place that was walking distance from his hotel and my office downtown. Turns out, this gem of a restaurant that's open 24 hours a day is 10 minutes away. Attentive staff, God prices and delicious array of food. The coffee was... More 

Thank Erika B
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place. We had to wait about 10 minutes to get a table. Well worth the wait. Great menu and selection.

Thank pharmboyak
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared for a short wait. But, it's worth it! We had the scrambler and the morning glory pancakes. They were fantastic. One bit of advice, the small orange juice is tiny. The large is at least 3x larger and is only $2 more. Get the large and share.

Thank Adam F
Woburn, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our choice for breakfast. A short 4 blocks from the Raffaello hotel, it was pleasant and easy to get to. The eggs and pancakes were the stars. The coffee was plentiful and they prices were what real people pay. They have lunch too, but we opted for the 'late' breakfast.

Thank MrLeeL
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was staying at a hotel very close by and decided to eat there on a whim. BEST pancakes on planet earth lol. And I just got the plain ones!!!! My waitress is from Greece originally and she was awesome. Very attentive and professional and like most Chicagoans very kind. Servings are generous and delicious. I had the basics for... More 

Thank Pgrrl
Panajachel, Guatemala
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered the veggie poor man's skillet and it was delicious! It comes in a skillet and has a hash brown on the bottom, then a layer of vegetables, then three types of melted cheese, and then eggs any style on top. It was huge and so tasty. Perfect to satisfy you greasy breakfast craving. The service was excellent as... More 

Thank Hannah E
Manchester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dined here twice, during a recent Easter trip to Chicago. As a breakfast destination, it will serve you well. I recommend the Greek omelette which is amazing. This comes with toast and hasbrowns and home made marmalade. The eggs and hasbrowns and toast is also good. The staff are really friendly, the food is piping hot and there is... More 

Thank MancTeacher
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little diner with quick service, great food at basic diner atmosphere. The pancakes were good.

Thank kady13
Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for breakfast, party of 8. When breakfast food was brought, had to ask for syrup. Also had to ask for enough silverware a couple of times. Food was pretty good. ATM in lobby as they don't take plastic.

Thank Juju3-68

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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
Diner, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-943-4373

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Staying in Gold Coast

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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.
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