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West Egg Cafe
Posted by Chi Dave on 11/14/2010
West Egg Cafe is a great place to fuel up for a busy day downtown. The portion are generous and the food is delicious. I especially like the wheat germ, blue berry pancakes, mushroom / cheddar burger and when I'm eating healthy Carl's Cool Creation. On the downside, there is a bit of a wait on the weekends but it is worth the time. The service is excellent. Ask for Rudy because he is the best.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/29/2010
We decided to go to West Egg after Yolk had a 45-50 minute wait. I highly recommend that you wait at Yolk. When we got to West Egg they told us 15-20 minutes, which seemed great. After 45 minutes of sitting in a stuffy hall and being told multiple times it would only be five more minutes we were finally seated without so much as an apology for the wait. The waitress was okay and the food was good, but Yolk's food, atmosphere and service is much better so do yourself a favor and just wait at Yolk. You will at least have an honest estimate on your wait time.
Posted by Doug on 07/26/2010
A lot of restaurants are popular and have long waits. However, West Egg staff seems to be clueless as to how to manage this. They quoted us 20 minutes and it took 50. While you can't always predict when people will finish their meals, if you've been in the restaurant business, you should be good at this by now. Then they didn't seem the slightest bit apologetic--no forthcoming "sorry about your wait" or similar for grossly miscalculating our wait. Then, with four people at our table that ordered, the server brought out three of the entrees at first but had no idea where the fourth one was. We waited and waited with meals in front of us, and then, after like 5 minutes, the server came back to our table and blamed the kitchen for not having the fourth entree ready yet. Then we waited longer. Rather than apologizing, the server blamed someone else internally. Like we give a damn that it was not "her" but a co-worker who screwed things up. Get organized internally, figure it out, and get it right. Well, on all fronts of the restaurant experience, they could care less. No apologies, no concern. But it may not be an issue for them--enough one-time business from tourists is all they need. Actually decent food, but staff and managment appear to have ZERO experience with providing quality service in the restaurant business.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/17/2010
Come looking for a good breakfast and you won't be dissappointed. They have some good sandwiches too, but breakfast dishes are what make this place click. The strawberry waffle is delicious, as are all of their pancake selections. The egg selections are extremely diverse and range from pretty good to excellent. I prefer the Bandito or the California Crepe, but others are good as well, depending upon what you like. Regardless, you should try this place for yourself
Posted by Dee on 12/06/2009
hostess was rude. food made up for it.
Posted by Hulya GEDIK on 10/29/2009
I was on a business trip in Chicago and found out this tiny but excellent cafe .The Benedict egg I had was the best I have ever had and I recommend West Egg Cafe everyone who is in Chicago.I had many good memories about this cafe ...Wait I am coming again .
Posted by Brian on 09/20/2009
My wife and I ate breakfast at The West Egg this weekend (September 19th, 2009). I had the plain pancakes which were not plain at all. They were the best pancakes I have ever had. My wife had the pancakes with strawberries, bananas,and whipped cream on top. The strawberries were extremely fresh. The wait staff was awesome and we got right in without waiting. I can't wait to go there again in 2010.