Tempo Cafe

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4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Tempo Cafe
Photograph: Max Herman 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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4 / 5

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This 24-hour diner is my go to any time of the day. their skillets are massive and could be shared between two people. It is BYOB, so my friends and I go there with a bottle of champagne and make mimosas. The entire staff is really friendly and the service is pretty quick. it is always really packed on weekends and you could be asked to wait over an hour.