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“Changes have not really worked out”
Review of Egg Harbor Cafe

Egg Harbor Cafe
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Egg Harbor Café in Arlington Heights brings you high quality, carefully-sourced breakfast and lunch with fast, friendly service in a modern farmhouse setting, 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily. Great food, great employees and satisfied customers are the goals that influence everything we do. Egg Harbor Café´s mission is to improve service in every sense. Our leadership teams value the guiding principles of service and the highest standards of food preparation. We specialize in serving top quality food, always carefully-sourced and often all-natural or organic. We serve free range eggs that are 100% certified-humane. We serve Intelligentsia gold cup standard coffee, a direct trade product sourced from the finest small family growers. You will not find high fructose corn syrup in any of our food. We are happy to offer an extensive and excellent gluten free menu.
Reviewed 12 August 2016

They remodeled and although it has a more open feeling, nothing was done to address the noise level. It can be a difficult place to hear others at your table even if you're a table of 4. If I am meeting with friends, I go elsewhere because you can't hear. They have increased their pricing at least twice in the past 1-2 years. Where iced tea was $1.99, now it's $2.69. There was a time you could get a simple eggs and toast breakfast, drink and tip for about $10; now it's more like $16. They also went through a time where they obviously were looking for a way to cut their expenses. For instance, instead of serving package jam, they now make their own preserves that is inconsistent in texture and taste. They changed the hollandaise sauce to making it themselves. It had a different taste each of several visits, none right, so I stopped ordering eggs benedict. The most recent try showed it had improved. but still not great. The service is excellent. The food is very fresh and good. Staff is exceptional. It's a dependable place to go for good food but it's gotten too pricey to go often.

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Thank Smagacz
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Good food but at premium prices. Coffee is excellent. Service is very good. Portions are on the small side. Atmosphere is just OK.
On the whole just very good but..........

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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Mid -July. They have changed their menu. All the good stuff is about gone. Not much reason to eat here any longer. Too bad. Had a long run.

Thank RielyC
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Soup is always hot and really good. Sandwiches were awesome and service was friendly and good! They expanded and are adding even more space soon, love it there!

Thank kate864
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

The extensive menu has every breakfast offering on the planet as well as some unheard of. Coffee thermos keeps refills warm, and staff is friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Very popular, so will be busy especially on weekends.

Thank Kasac1943
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