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Cafe Paradiso

801 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3802
+1 217-384-6066
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
21 Jan 2017
“needs some thorough cleaning”
9 Jul 2016
“Love the Desserts”
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07:00 - 23:00All hours
801 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3802
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

I've been coming to this coffee shop for years for good coffee, interesting music, and unique mismatched furniture. Recently, however, I've noticed that the space is not as tidy as it used to be. You will see hair and gunk here and there.

Thank CentralIllinoisMom
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

For me, it's diffcult to find delicious cake in Urbana-Champaign but cakes here make me keep coming back. My favourites are tiramitsu, potato cake and strawberry cheese cake.

1  Thank Pook A
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I like this coffee shop because it's unique and not Starbucks. However, parking is extremely limited (by space and time, there's a time limit). And it's usually crowded with students. They have limited eats -- pastries but not much else. Coffee is fine and the...More

Thank KatrinaOlson
Reviewed 14 April 2015

I liked the bold flavor of the coffee. Nice atmosphere - large spaces, concrete floor, mismatched furniture, music. While the scone I got did not taste as if right out of the oven, it was decent. This is a great place for coffee.

Thank crosscourtforehand
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Super chill atmosphere, lots of seating and cute sweets that always look so tasty. It can get loud when there are students who are talking too loud or don't understand how to use headphones... but most of the time there is a comfortable amount of...More

Thank Katherine Q
Reviewed 28 January 2015

I ordered a half a lentil cous cous salad and 2 drinks and it came to over $12! Plus the salad was awful-- it was not seasoned at all-- carrots were old-- lentils undercooked.

Thank MadridGalapagos
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

This is by far the best place in town - Fresh juice and the tiramisu is awesome !!!! We were in town for 5 days and came here everyday -

Thank AOK12
Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

The turn of the century music along with the natural lights provide a comfortable place to get some work done or catch up with some friends. The food and drinks are a little pricy, but the taste of the unique dishes makes up for the...More

Thank Akeith13
Reviewed 18 February 2013

This coffee shop is on the edge of campus and is much loved by students, faculty and local residents. It's in an old-ish building with high ceilings and an uneven tiled floor, which gives it a really nice atmosphere. We go there often to meet...More

Thank Vivienne M
Reviewed 23 July 2012

We were visiting family in Urbana in July, 2012. For our last evening's meal we chose Cafe Paradiso, within walking distance from where we were staying. It's a small, cozy place and very comfortable. The server took our drink orders, and brought them promptly. We...More

Thank 2chilovers
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3802
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-384-6066
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