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The Courier Cafe

111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
+1 217-328-1811
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (24 reviews)
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07:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

It's a great café in the sense of a local restaurant, offering all the standard lunch (I cannot comment on breakfast/dinner) options along with some tasty more local variations. There's some history to the place and they reflect it well in their décor and overall...More

Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Courier is definitely the most authentic locally owned and operated restaurant in Champaign-Urbana area. Great for a small party of friends. Their Banker's burger is by far the best. Have been several times and always ordered it!

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is a very nice place to stop an eat. Antique cash register and gum ball machine near front of dining area. The food is tasty. Grand daughter had a vegan rueben an loved it. They put it on lettuce leaf instead of bread. I...More

Thank elaine c
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We usually go here when I visit my daughter at school. It's off-campus, has some history, great staff, and good food. Normally no wait and we only waited 20 minutes on mom's weekend! Plus, you can check out the cool graffiti "bar/alley" next door while...More

Thank jessspiz
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I have been going to this cafe since a few months after it opened. The quality and quantity of food has not changed in all these years. While we do not get back as often as we wish, as soon as we hit the area,...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I didn't expect much from a restaurant in a college town but was pleasantly surprised. The food was well prepared and came out hot. Our server was pleasant, courteous and was great at keeping my coffee cup full. Would definitely return.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Was in Urbana and had the pleasure to eat here again. This time I came for breakfast! Yum! The omelette was fantastic and large enough to take home half for the next day! Our young server was so pleasant and accommodating. Will be back again...More

Thank Becky F
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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...More

Thank Ed V
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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...More

Thank Stitchin'goddess
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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...More

Thank nelson500486
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Barb T
31 August 2015|
Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so .But... There sister restaurant to the north does..ad far as l know that would be named Silvercreek Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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