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Tempo Cafe

#60 of 7,617 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 60611-2012
+1 312-943-4373
00:00 - 23:59
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Tempo Cafe for breakfast on a Saturday morning. It was busy but they are efficient at moving people through there without rushing you through your meal. It was a lot of food and quite good. I'd go back.

Thank KHMpls
Poole, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this cute little cafe after looking around for somewhere to go for breakfast. Absolutely freezing outside but soon warmed up with the coffee that was bought to our table straight away! Huge breakfasts and very yummy. We will be back :)

Thank clmone
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360 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They open at 6am and have a wonderful breakfast and such menu. The location is great if your staying on the northside of town. Great food!

Thank 970alexanderp
Akron, Ohio
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the crowded atmosphere and tight table for 4, I LOVED this place. Reasonable prices. Huge portions! Three of us had perfectly poached eggs on 3 different dishes. Skillet dishes were a winner! Can't wait to go back.

Thank Mojee C
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was awesome for breakfast! There was a little bit of a wait but the staff is very efficient at getting people in and out. Food was great and I loved the extra touches like the fruit before the meal. I got the Denver omelette and my friend got the Michigan (cheddar and apple, something new and different to... More 

Thank Pirateslifeforme00
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast lots of food good service been going here for years outdoors dining in summer huge omelets

Thank 773gordonf
Evanston, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tempo Cafe was recommended by a woman who lived in the neighborhood and said it was a local favorite. She was spot on! Great food, great service and casual atmosphere. Portions are huge and very satisfying.

Thank plefker
Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Greek diner that's always packed with locals...fun for a wonderful breakfast or a late night meal with friends. I love their fluffy egg white omelettes with Greek toast. Service is always good and friendly. One of my "go to" spots for many years!

Thank Lee4shalom
Holland, Michigan
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a NYer, this reminds me of a typical NYC Greek diner. Great food and fast service. The scramble skillets was big and delicious. The omelette is huge and if there is a wait it's worth it and it usually goes fast.

Thank jml1618
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They give you so much food! It's a classic breakfast cafe that serves just about everything. The skillets are awesome! They could serve two. My boyfriend and I both brought food home. They have specialty coffee, but I didn't realize it when I ordered. Something to do next time!

Thank Rebecca W

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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 60611-2012
  • 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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