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Tempo Cafe

) #65 of 7,844 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” (46 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

Stopped here because it looked like great cafe food. You know like home style, comfort food. So not what I got. I had the special of the day which was a chicken dish with tomato sauce and it was awful. I actually got sick later...More

Thank Srthor
tempodiner, Owner at Tempo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

On behalf of my family we apologize for your bad experience at our establishment. Please let me know what time and day you were there so I could investigate this properly. We are family run at Tempo for 34 years and pride ourselves with giving...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the Greek omelette made with onions and feta. It was one of the best, if not the best omelette I've ever had. So light and fully and just full of flavor- getting hungry just thinking about it. They have a nice selection of...More

Thank Caroline3008
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by our hotel. East walk from the Thompson. Comfortable spot, ate outside, cheerful engaging wait staff and food was basic but really tasty.

Thank kbartaldo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit was OK. We ate here for dinner one night--may be better at breakfast or brunch. Maybe we were expecting too much based on the reviews. Food was average. I had a skillet with under cooked eggs. My wife had an omelette that was...More

Thank UF_RX_1999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food, lots of it, you won't go hungry that's for sure!!! Very yummy and awesome staff. You can't go wrong especially at 1am!

Thank Charliesocceradidas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is fast, but we had had a long day, and the kids were hungry. Our waitress brought some munchies to keep the kids busy until our order arrived. If you're staying at a nearby hotel, they have nice take-out meals.

Thank allen006
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the end of street facing the entrance of the John Hancock Center this Cafe offers a huge selection of food for a satisfactory brunch. There is plenty of omelettes with each garnishment you could desire. The price is right and the service is fast.

Thank totuccio83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a mainstay in the downtown area, and chances are good you'll have to wait for a table. We visited on a Friday around 9:30am, and had to wait about 15 minutes. There was even a longer line when we left. This restaurant serves...More

Thank marigail
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed by this restaurant several times and it looked good and was always busy. So we ate breakfast here and it was okay. My skillet was good, but nothing to rave about. Girlfriend's Monti Cristo was below average. You make up your mind

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to go for a moderately priced breakfast or lunch with large portions and friendly service. My Porkchop was perfectly prepared and my husband's eggs over hash was practically too large to eat. The waitress was friendly and helpful, even with...More

Thank Kim G
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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 60611-2664
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: 17739962916
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