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Fresh Start Cafe

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1038 S York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126-5122
+1 630-279-9997
06:30 - 14:30
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here many times and it is a good little diner with a solid breakfast and lunch menu. Service is quick and the wait staff are attentive.

Thank Mike T
Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We arrived late Sunday morning for brunch. I was expecting the worse, it is always busy on Sunday morning and I was afraid of a long wait. We were seated within only a couple minutes though. That was a nice surprise as this place was hopping. We quickly got our pots of coffee brought to the table. There were three... More 

Thank DGMun
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Enjoyed my buenos Dias omelette . Great service family supervised. Speedy . What else!! It just hit the spot for me

Thank Radwan M
Chiriqui Province, Panama
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172 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The people seem nice but the food is bland and without any real flavor or anything memorable at all. I think.if you hungry and just need a bite it will work. I'd stick with the others in the area. Won't be back.

Thank Carltico
Elmhurst, Illinois
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We had not been to Fresh Start for some time. Very clean and very friendly staff. It was a busy Sunday but we were seated right away. The service was great and the food was very good. A family friendly place and there were many families enjoying their breakfast. I had the corned beef and hash (I think I am... More 

Thank Tuzak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

After reading previous reviews took chance and we had our meeting there .... Excellent Menu Choices... Great wait staff ... Loved every dish that was served. Will definitely be back.

Thank 152candacek
Oak Park, Illinois
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376 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Great setting and service. Just renovated and I don't know why It was very nice to start with. Excellent food wonderful omelets but the fresh squeezed orange juice is marvelous

Thank gstrange8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Food is very good and comes out quick. It comes out hot and very reasonably priced too. Service is great. Servers know their job. They even suggested other options which ended up being cheaper for us.

Thank Jim O
Elmhurst, Illinois
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

This is our go to breakfast dinner. Very kid friendly and the service is consistently good. Omelets are light and fluffy while the children selection is great for picky eaters. Skillets always hit the spot.

Thank Ryan H
Belchertown, Massachusetts
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

I was in the area for business and remembered eating here once for Lunch. We had time in the morning to go for breakfast and it was delicious. It's a cozy sit down diner with booths and tables. The food is reasonably priced and the portion sizes are very large. I had a Mega-Terranian omelet with Feta, Spinach and Tomato... More 

Thank BeachGirl_CoffeeLuv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1038 S York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126-5122
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Elmhurst
  • Phone Number: +1 630-279-9997

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?