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The Courier Cafe

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111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
+1 217-328-1811
07:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a little time before the St. Pat's parade that Friday evening so we went for coffee and dessert. Great service, great fresh Sumatra coffee, lime cheese cake and coconut creme pie. Antique place was a calming setting and we had wonderful conversations at our table. Stayed about an hour and really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Ed V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner here one night after a long 8 hours on the road. We wanted a warm, "comfort" food type meal. Our dinner absolutely fit the bill! My husband had the fried chicken, which was crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. I had the soup of the day and potato skins. Both portions were more than generous... More 

Thank Stitchin'goddess
Urbana, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the Courier Cafe in Urbana, IL. I have been going there since they first opened. They have a great salad bar, wonderful soups, and a wide variety of sandwiches. My favorite sandwiches are the Rueben and the Dagwood. I also enjoy breakfast at the Courier. I often order oatmeal but sometimes the breakfast burrito. Courier also has great... More 

Thank nelson500486
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love eating here and my kids absolutely love the handmade milkshakes. The portions for the shakes is ridiculous too. The price is perfect to take the whole family out. Recommend the Banker's Burger all time favorite!

Thank Karla H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been here for several years but we ended up there with the family last weekend and it was great. The kids' meals include a sundae and the regular menu has lots to offer including the option of a full, fresh salad bar. They do have beer and wine as well.

Thank Leslie S
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed lunch here in this college town diner. Service was great. Bagel and soup were tasty. Quick and easy with a little collegiate flare.

Thank Steve S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious A friend suggested the place but I had never been. We went for lunch and I enjoyed my meal so much. I hadnt even realized there was a cafe there, we will continue to go to this cafe on a regular basis from now on.. Have missed out on many hot, delicious meals.

Thank Nana2seven
Paxton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I hear the word "cafe", often times I think greasy diner food. This was not the case here at all. The waitress was wonderful, and answered all of my many questions. We started with an appetizer, and it was delicious. Then went to the salad bar, which at first glance- looks small, but it is mighty! I had the... More 

Thank CrazyTraveler80
Urbana, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very good Burgers and fries. Everything on the menu is equally good. One of my family's favorite restaurants.

Thank jlarrym
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is one of the best places in Urbana to eat when you're in the mood for regular comfort food. Local people, great ingredients, fresh salad bar and consistent quality.

Thank annepierce

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-328-1811

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