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windy city cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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1062 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5416
+1 312-492-8010
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tripsters- Our friends from OKC wanted to visit the INTUIT Art Gallery here in Chicago. Our plan was to eat and then art. Walking around we came across this little diner and decided to give it a try. It was pretty good. This place would be dependable for a decent meal. What We Loved: Windy City Chicken Chili (pictured) What... More 

Thank Hunter S
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well there is more than pancakes, but I LUV their Blueberry Pancakes! This place offers home cooking and it is packed with locals at all times. Its a "home town feeling cafe", at a busy intersection of Chicago Ave and Ogden. Friendly service and my favorite place to walk to for breakfast or lunch, with my Grandson, when i stay... More 

Thank cmb54521
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed within walking distance during our recent visit to Chicago. We had a great breakfast on New Year's Day. Portion sizes are very generous. The homemade cubed potatoes are amazing!

Thank AngJofromMo
Lexington, South Carolina
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

During a recent trip to Italy with my son who lives in Chicago we had brunch at this restaurant. The food impressed enough to go back when returning through Chicago on way home. I had the California omelette with sausage, goat cheese and avocado both times. It was that good folks. My son had the pulled pork eggs Benedict and... More 

Thank travel4pleasure2015
Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This corner breakfast joint has been a go to of mine for years now ! An extensive menu and not once have I had anything here I didn't like! I only wish It was open longer then 3pm ! Reasonably priced and delicious items throughout the menu! The staff is also extremely friendly and I really have nothing but greatness... More 

Thank Nino B
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Nice local eatery, especially for breakfast. I've a city apartment down the street and see a lot of returning customers here. Healthy food options at a fair price. Warm and prompt service. Often has a que, but the line moves quickly -- worth the wait.

Thank TahitiJim
Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The salmon and eggs were cooked to perfection. All fresh ingredients, will visit again when in town.

Thank LStravel71
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Get out of Chicago station and head straight to the Windy City Cafe for a truly enjoyable breatfast. Hearty, healthy and truly fresh food made simple but with loads of flavor.

Thank sumisuka
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The breakfasts and the atmosphere of this cafe cannot be beat. We had breakfast here three times in our six days in Chicago. It is located literally above the Chicago Ave Blue Line L station. Eat here!

Thank Kevin J
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

asked for poached eggs cooked medium. they served them w uncooked/runny whites and told me i should've ordered them well... rude about it too!

Thank mike J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$12
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1062 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5416
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-492-8010

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