Tempo Cafe

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Tempo Cafe

Greek diners don’t typically reach cult status, but somewhere along the line, this unassuming Gold Coast staple picked up a few celebrity endorsements and became a destination for locals and tourists alike. Is it worth dealing with the mobs on the weekend? Well, we don’t know another place that serves egg skillets like this spot: The portion is enormous, the eggs are soft and fluffy, and Tempo is smart enough to know that the only bread that can stand up to eggs are thick slices of Texas toast. So if you’re into that—or equally massive plates of pancakes and French toast—go for it. Just bring a book.

Venue name: Tempo Cafe
Address: 6 E Chestnut St

Cross street: at State St
Opening hours: Open 24 hours
Transport: El stop: Red to Chicago. Bus: 22, 36, 66.
Price: Average main course: $7
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