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1723 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3712
+1 847-332-2312
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06:30 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 20:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Unique local vibe here at the Unicorn Cafe, I want to really like this place. It's a cool mix of students, business people, soccer moms and retirees. However, they have bizarre hours on when they are open and the service, albeit, friendly, is always a little off. Good food, locally produced, nice little space. Needs more outlets for the laptop... More 

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Thank Scott F
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful crema, wonderful production throughout. Blueberry scone was excellent. Owner had way way way way too much energy - I do wish she could have dialled it back a bit for our very quiet, tired party of three. Lots of seating, much better espresso drinks available here than across the street.

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Thank Phil C
Delaware, New Jersey
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This is a great little coffee shop with great food and service. Jessica, the new owner is wonderful.

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Thank Grinch18
Kenosha, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Lukewarm staff and takes cash only. Horrible for tablets and laptops with few outlets to power up. there are nicer cafes nearby.

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Thank Dawn M
Evanston, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Well, I must say I am extremely put off and disappointed in Unicorn Cafe. This is a pity because I was just getting comfortable there too with its mediocre ambiance and so so staff. I am an NU grad student who was going to Unicorn Cafe on and off for the last few months. I am a very very generous... More 

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Thank wendy t
Wilton, Connecticut
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Great coffee, delicious baked goods. Full of the campus crowd, there was even someone conducting an interview next to us on one of our visits (we went both mornings that we were in town). Very friendly service. Nice café tables and chairs. When I remarked how delicious a fruit and nut scone was, the server behind the counter thanked me... More 

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Thank BigRick56
Tel Aviv, Israel
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Unicorn cafe is a typical cosy sidewalk cafe with outside tables and people sitting working on their laptops. The coffee is freshly ground and the variety is good.

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Thank gilaofer79
Mt Prospect
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

This was a great stop after the farmers market. The food was fresh and the sandwiches are a delightful blend. It is definitely a college hangout which my daughter thought was cool. Make sure you bring your debit card or cash. I thought for a cafe it was a bit pricey but then again you pay for good food.

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Thank Family4231
Webster Groves, Missouri
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

This coffee house was recommended by a local. Our group of three ordered an espresso, a cappuccino, and a latte, and each drink was very good. The coffee house uses Colectivo coffee beans, which is an excellent Milwaukee-based coffee roaster. The setting was a pleasant, typical university coffee house. We enjoyed it.

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Thank Prof_William_J
Mallow, Ireland
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Nice and friendly staff. Welcoming and very relaxed. Good beagles but the grilled sandwich was a bit mediocre.

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Thank Anna B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, American, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 20:00
Monday
06:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 20:00
Thursday
06:30 - 20:00
Friday
06:30 - 20:00
Saturday
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1723 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-332-2312

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