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River's Edge Cafe

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18 W Downer Pl, Aurora, IL 60506-5135 (Formerly River's Edge)
+1 630-897-3343
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place is great! The staff, atmosphere, coffee, and food are top notch! I highly recommend River's Edge Cafe. Sit on the deck and sip tea or coffee and relax.

Thank 749travel
Aurora, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Loved the small town feel of this place and the menu selection. Great spot to enjoy coffee and a snack.

Thank Budmon
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Great downtown Aurora location and nice atmosphere at this riverside cafe. They offer indoor seating along with outdoor seating in both the front and back of the cafe. Nice selection of sandwiches and salads along with muffins and cookies. Been there several times already and will be definitely will be going back to enjoy a lunch along the river.

1 Thank kmr1976
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is my 3rd visit to River's Edge. Had the breakfast BLT and was not disappointed! Fresh and savory! Great spot to relax and catch up on your email while watching the river!

Thank dynamicbroker
Aurora, Illinois
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Have been for lunch with friends, great soups and sandwiches, or just a cup of tea. Nice people, views of the river.

Thank debbill72
Aurora, Illinois
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140 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

This place is such and asset to downtown Aurora. Prices are reasonable. Service is excellent. Atmosphere is wonderful...great place to meet for a conversation or just to relax. It is worth a trip in the morning to downtown Aurora for a muffin or more. Lunch sandwiches are also very good. Great in warm weather to be out along the river.... More 

Thank Roger C
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Great coffee and baked goods but the chicken bruschetta sandwich was EXCELLENT. They have some easy grab and go fresh packed salads but the made to order food is fresh and quick.

Thank stefamily
Aurora, Illinois
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

This is a nice place for a casual lunch. There is limited indoor seating and they have a nice outdoor deck along the river.

Thank AlwaysHungry605
chicago burbs, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

I brought my daughter for lunch. She got a ham and cheese on a pretzel roll, I got a tuna fish sandwich, which I upgraded to a pretzel roll because no bread was specified, and I added provolone, lettuce, onion and tomato. They came with nothing- not even a pickle. I know they are not Panera, but they could at... More 

Thank Liz91274
Aurora, Illinois
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

The atmosphere is very nice. The food is fresh...the coffee drink is hot, fresh, and not overly sweet. You'll pay a little more, but it's worth it for the fresh. The only reason I would give it a 4, because the BLT was plain and the bacon was difficult to chew.

1 Thank CrftBrDrnkr61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 W Downer Pl, Aurora, IL 60506-5135 (Formerly River's Edge)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Aurora
  • Phone Number: +1 630-897-3343

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