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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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“sundae” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (23 reviews)
“potato skins” (7 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
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Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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...More

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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...More

Thank Nana2seven
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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...More

Thank CrazyTraveler80
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.18 km away
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1.29 km away
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Barb T
Do you have a room for a wedding rehearsal dinner? A group of about 20 people.
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
Local cuisine, Kids, 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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