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River's Edge Cafe

18 W Downer Pl, Aurora, IL 60506-5135
+1 630-897-3343
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average0%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“blt” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
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07:00 - 15:00All hours
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18 W Downer Pl, Aurora, IL 60506-5135
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Reviews (32)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place for a quick coffee or a bite for lunch. Relaxing and great setting next to the river.

Thank cbransby1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Southwest Chicken Wrap, and the cafe almost always has a soup that tempts me. The service is friendly and pretty prompt. There are open mics and live music on a regular basis. Overall, it's a gem!

Thank Just_me_wandering
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great lunch! Wide variety of home made items. I always get the Tuna fish sandwich and it is consistently fresh and tasty.

Thank Ree12_12
Reviewed 26 March 2017

lovely little cafe I enjoy it very much the patio over looking to river is relaxing on warm days , I am a big fan of the vanilla bean latte

Thank David H
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Stop by for lunch, they have a variety of sandwiches and they are big sized! Eat on the deck overlooking the river in a quiet secluded nook - very relaxing.

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great place along the river to meet with friends to have a bite to eat and/or drink. Love the patio!

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times with friends, but tonight was with my family during Aurora's First Friday. Cozy, friendly atmosphere. In the summer, the patio overlooking the river is just beautiful!

Thank EganFamily46
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a cute place for coffee and bagels or sandwiches. It sit along the Prairie Path in downtown Aurora, so you can go for a bike ride and stop there for a bite to eat or drink. Love the brick and it feels older...More

Thank LKC91
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I was early picking up my husband from the train station and decided to stop. It was fantastic. The staff were wonderful and so was the coffee.

Thank GinaDunlap
Reviewed 27 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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