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“Good Breakfast and Lunch Place”
Review of Egg Harbor Cafe

Egg Harbor Cafe
Ranked #2 of 70 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Egg Harbor Café in Lake Forest brings you the highest quality, carefully-sourced breakfast and lunch with fast, friendly service in a modern farmhouse setting, 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily. We serve free range eggs that are certified-humane. We serve Intelligentsia gold cup standard coffee, sourced directly 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 excellent gluten free menu. Great food, great employees and happy, satisfied customers are the goals that influence everything we do. Owners John Wright and Mike and Aimee Farrell believe that Egg Harbor´s regular customers are the glue that holds us together. As a family-owned company involving three generations of children and grandchildren, we pride ourselves in being an extended family to a great number of people, both employees and customers, and in our restaurants´ active involvement in their local communities.
Reviewed 15 July 2018

In addition to the Lake Forest restaurant we have visited a number of their other locations throughout the suburbs. The place is nice but doesn't have the warm ambience of some of their other restaurants. The décor seems a little worn and could use some updating and more atmosphere. On another note, the food is great and the service excellent. For an enjoyable breakfast and lunch this is a winner.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing… The menu is excellent; options for almost everyone ...unfortunately, the follow up is inconsistent. Coffee is weak. Syrup served with pancakes is poor tasting! After our meals we made notes to the server about the syrup and were advised that the restaurant offers real maple syrup upon request. I did not see that option on the menu.
Perhaps they also offer a better Coffee upon request???
I would suggest you look elsewhere for breakfast.

Thank Al H
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BreakfastCafe, Manager at Egg Harbor Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Good afternoon,

We are sorry that you did not enjoy our coffee or our syrup. We are in the process of trying to find our "perfect" coffee and really do appreciate your feedback. We are on our third blend of coffee that we are trying and highly encourage feedback from all of our guests. We do offer espresso, lattes and cappuccinos though. As for our syrup, it is a blend containing real maple syrup and no high fructose corn syrup. We do hope you try us again and have a better experience next time.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

You are remembered by any of the staff as a repeat customer. One of many locations in the Chicago Suburbs.

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Thank Spencer L
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Egg Harbor Cafe is a chain, but each restaurant is unique. This one has a very attractive decor. It's wonderful for a breakfast or lunch, but be aware they are not open for dinner. selection of dishes to choose from. I was meeting a friend whom I hadn't seen in quite awhile, and our server was very nice in understanding our waiting a bit to order. The only downside to this restaurant is that their parking lot has a one-hour parking limit, and our server said it is enforced ( he had been ticketed). This set the clock ticking for us; it was the first time I ever felt rushed, not because of a server, but because of a parking lot!

Thank Barbara Z
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BreakfastCafe, Manager at Egg Harbor Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Just to clarify, the parking lot and street parking are posted as 90 minute parking. Only street parking is ticketed and fairly strictly enforced by the village. The lot is posted as 90 minutes but will never be ticketed. It's designed to stop people who don' t belong there from parking all day. Our guests are not affected. We're sorry for the confusion. and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Pretty crowded but good food. A little over rated but a fun spot for a family. It is really good for a family.

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