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Tempo Cafe

) #61 of 7,906 Restaurants in Chicago €€ - €€€ , American, Cafe
6 E Chestnut St, 6 E Chestnut St, 60611-2012, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago, IL 60611-2664
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“hash browns” (48 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
Diner, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6 E Chestnut St, 6 E Chestnut St, 60611-2012, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago, IL 60611-2664
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food & service could've been better. My empty water glass was never refilled & we had to ask for the ticket even though our stacked plates had been at the edge of the table for a while. I specifically asked if the hash-browns were...More

Thank Artist-teacher4BES
Reviewed 1 week ago

This family-owned restaurant is open 24/7, which was a lifesaver for us. My husband and I arrived in Chicago hungry and around 11 p.m. when most places are closed. The concierge at our hotel recommended Tempo Cafe, which was right around the corner. When we...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gem of a cafe is very welcoming and serves great food. I had fantastic poached eggs and Virginia ham. My wife a great plate of pancakes and fruit. Visit here if you can. Look at those pancakes.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place so much we went there twice. Nice breakfast menu. Good coffee. Fast service. They have inside and outdoor seating. Busy place. Be prepared to wait. We lucked out both times but when we left there were many waiting for a table....More

Thank Denise0955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had breakfast here one morning and it was delicious! I had a poor man's skillet and it was HUGE. It was more than I could eat and I wasn't hungry again until supper time. This place was a very pleasant surprise!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a breakfast that you don't have to eat for the rest of the day this is it. Huge servings, especially from the large selection of omelets. Coffee is great as is fresh orange and Greek toast.

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped in for a late light lunch. Great friendly service and tasty food. A great value! They had some home cooked specials on the board that looked delicious.

Thank WJCurry1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife is American and has been saying for years we should visit Chicago and definitely have breakfast at Tempo. Well we did both, American breakfast food and then some. Portions are huge but my wife and I share so it is just about manageable!...More

Thank Hamish86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming here for years--it's definitely my go-to for great breakfast in Chicago! The staff is always super friendly and efficient. Heidi, the main hostess, is always especially gracious! She knows me and my whole family at this point, and she always makes us...More

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find! If you are staying anywhere near the Magnificent Mile this is the place to eat breakfast. The food is superb, the value is incredible and the portions sizes mean you probably won't need to eat again for the day. One word of...More

Thank FatCat1888
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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15 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
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: 17739962916
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