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Tempo Cafe

$$ - $$$, American, Cafe
6 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2664
+1 312-943-4373
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“pancakes” (66 reviews)
“scrambler” (26 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Hours
Diner, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2664
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A TripAdvisor Member
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice breakfast place in the heart of miracle mile of Chicago. Good omelets, deserts, pancakes and much more.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast there today... staff were at best, uninterested with one exception: a waitress called Nadia. She was the only person who seemed to care. Food was nothing special and I had some issues like a bug in the jam and the little milk pot...More

Thank FromBR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop here for breakfast it was next to our hotel. Was not disappointed food was fresh and plentiful. Love the home made marmalade

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a decent, hearty breakfast before hitting the sights in Chicago then give Tempo a try. We went for breakfast and enjoyed everything we got. This is your typical Chicago-style family owned restaurant that features all the breakfast favorites you are seeking....More

2  Thank TwoTravelersToG... A
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We tried a few different breakfast places while in Chicago and this was one of our favorites! I had the skillet and it was delicious. My wife had the French toast and it was good as well. Our server was nice and attentive. We were...More

2  Thank Mamajennifer
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Tempo is busy all day but is especially busy for breakfast. It seems that every hotel in the near north area of Chicago recommends Tempo for breakfast, and rightfully so. With all of the new breakfast experiences available in the near north area, the first...More

2  Thank RickHP
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Fluffy waffles are awesome, we come here everytime we visit Chicago. Three blocks west of the Hancock Tower on chestnut. Portions are huge and breakfast items are usually very good. Small place, sometimes a short wait..

1  Thank Katie s
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

A nice diner with quick and nice service. Went here for breakfast and tried out the omelette. Tasted as expected.

1  Thank Johan L
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I love love stopping by to Tempo Cafe for lunch or late night meals after flying in for business. Also, a great SPOT for breakfast and piping hot coffee. I travel a lot for work and I tell all my friends when traveling to The...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Only positive was we're seated quickly on a Sunday morning. Other than that we both were sick leaving this restaurant. Eggs were undercooked and runny; the hash browns are sliced undercooked potatoes and the meat was over cooked. Cold roast and a 2oz glass of...More

Thank Disney92
tempodiner, Owner at Tempo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

I was extremely disappointed to read about your recent experience at my establishment. Due to circumstances beyond our control we were very short on wait staff that day. Had you told my manager or myself that day this would have been addressed immediately. I know...More

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
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14 January 2017|
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Response from eliza-ja | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you would. It is busy but there wasn't a queue. There is seating inside and out. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2664
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-943-4373
24 hour family diner in heart of Gold Coast, specializing in breakfast and great coffee. Breakfast served all day and night. We accept Visa and MasterCard as well.
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