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Tempo Cafe

#63 of 7,717 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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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a late night craving for breakfast food . This place is open 24/7 they do have lunch and dinner goods but I wanted breakfast. 1st time here . Nice and clean on inside also they have outside seating. Prices are great for Downtown . Customer service was very nice everyone had a smile . The food was excellent !!!!... More 

Thank Antdub22
Chicago, IL
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Known for large breakfast portions available all day and night. Excellent corned beef hash and omlets. Haven't ordered other entrees because of the wide range of breakfast offerings. Service usually good but need to hire new people led to mix ups on last visit.

Thank BruleLaker
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fluffy, flavorful, omelettes.large selection of fillers. The scramble I had was over the top good.

Thank David C
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed fabulous brunch with a filling three egg omelette and constant refills of their freshly brewed coffee. Excellent service and decor was great. Would recommend.

Thank SujonSamanta
Wroclaw, Poland
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stepped in for breakfast every day during my short visit to Chicago. On Sunday it was very crowded. The other days it was no problem. The breakfast was HUGE every time, regardless if I ordered pancakes or omelettes or scrambled. All was super delicious.

Thank pati2709
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The breakfast food is delicious served by gracious knowledgeable wait staff. We like the corned beef hash, not good for you, but so good.

Thank Daviddbpr
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69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Efficient, friendly service both for breakfast and dinner. The morning glory waffle is heaven on earth!

Thank olesiabr
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160 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had a very simple menu item but it was served by a very efficient waitress and the food was good. The decaf coffee wasn't to my taste. There were a number of Tex Mex type items as well which I have enjoyed in the past. They offer fresh squeezed orange juice.

Thank snowmassbadger
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Diner, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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