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Egg Harbor Cafe

512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1920
+1 847-295-3449
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“pancakes” (10 reviews)
“french toast” (7 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1920
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Reviewed yesterday

They don't take reservations here, and I wish they would. We have tried to get in for breakfast before, but when the wait is 30-45 minutes, you move on, or so we have before. We arrived on a Sunday after noon, so the wait wasn't...More

Thank Traderjoey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Venue is nice and good selection on the menu. The food is good but not amazing. They could go the extra mile on fresh salsa with a dish versus jar for example. Really great service and attentive.

Thank Vblakey
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Every time that I went there it got better and better.Great food (the scrambled eggs with sausages and potatos were a bite of heaven), great service (always with a smile), great people and great town :)

Thank Nieves S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We had to wait for a table (it was Saturday morning and the place was busy). Food was fresh and OK no better. Certainly no culinary experience. I had an omelette. Service was friendly and efficient. Really not much more to add, easy to find,...More

Thank aussierater2
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Excelente breakfast/brunch restaurant with delicious choices for any picky eater. Great atmosphere, pleasant and fast service.

Thank Jorge M
BreakfastCafe, Manager at Egg Harbor Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thanks for the great review! We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit Hoping to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

This restaurant has wonderful breakfast and lunch menus! The noise level is very high, so not a good place to visit with people🌺

Thank Ann P
BreakfastCafe, Manager at Egg Harbor Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed the menu selections. You're right, it does get loud when we are busy, which is often, due to wonderful guests like yourself! We do have our quiet times though and we're hoping to see you again soon! Thanks.

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I really don't know how breakfast restaurants can offer pancakes and waffles but not REAL maple syrup. We ordered blueberry pancakes and the accompanying warm blueberry compote was wonderful. Sadly, the "syrup" was the cheap, tasteless, sticky, stringy corn syrup trying to pass for the...More

Thank TinkLizzie
BreakfastCafe, Manager at Egg Harbor Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thanks for your review! The syrup we offer is a blend containing real maple syrup. I'm sorry it was not to your liking. On the bright side, we do have 100 % real maple syrup available on request for an upcharge. Next time you are...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had a Sunday family brunch there, as a party of 9. There was some waiting time involved but the Café offers coffee & drinks outside for customers to wait nicely. Food was really good, and staff very friendly and polite. My only minus point...More

Thank Magali2011
BreakfastCafe, Manager at Egg Harbor Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review. We will be sure to share you comments with the team. They love hearing feedback from our guests. Best, Lake Forest EHC

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My teenage son and I went here for breakfast. Service was quick and delicious… Highly recommend! my son had the waffles with eggs and bacon and cleaned his plate without leaving a taste for me. I had the farmers Benedict which was outstanding.

Thank lovethesun61_2
BreakfastCafe, Manager at Egg Harbor Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We will share your kind words with our team. Hope to see you again soon. Best, Lake Forest EHC

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Came here on a Sunday morning and the wait was surprisingly short, less than 20 minutes. Pretty crowded breakfast place. Was there with three other people. I had the pancakes, which have some wheat flour in them giving them a whole grain kind of taste....More

Thank Hitcher84
BreakfastCafe, Manager at Egg Harbor Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that the pancakes were not for you but I am glad that you saw some other things on the menu that you might like to try. On your next visit, please ask for either Bruce...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1920
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-295-3449
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