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Borrowed Earth Cafe

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970 Warren Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515-3614
630-795-1729
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 8
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious raw, vegan meal options

I decided to do a raw food regimen and called ahead and ordered for carryout a few dishes to last me 3 days. I ordered the egg salad (my favorite), gyro, falafel and salad as well as the pierogies, hummus and desserts. Food remained fresh during this time. Each dish is 18.95. I certainly wish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
DonJefe18
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Elgin, Illinois
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Elgin, Illinois
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I decided to do a raw food regimen and called ahead and ordered for carryout a few dishes to last me 3 days. I ordered the egg salad (my favorite), gyro, falafel and salad as well as the pierogies, hummus and desserts. Food remained fresh during this time. Each dish is 18.95. I certainly wish eating raw and organic was... More 

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Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I finally got to try this restaurant. Mainly because I found a friend that would venture into the raw vegan world with me. We were both happy with the food. We shared the cheese pierogi (made with jimica), stuffed mushrooms, falafel and burrito. The falafel was a bit hard and heavy. The burrito was delish and not so heavy. The... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Amazing, healthy food with excellent service! You feel like you've done your body good after eating here. I am quickly becoming a regular and my eating habits are much better. Desserts are delicious! Check out their website, the owner's story is pretty cool!

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United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I had read quite a bit about this restaurant and finally got the opportunity to visit. I was first disappointed with the service. The waitress was not rude but barely friendly. I didn't feel she appreciated us being there and was not really engaged with us. She took a while to serve us. She also engaged in conversation a while... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I've been wanting to go to Borrowed Earth Cafe for a while. It's a very cute and relaxing raw vegan restaurant. After a very hectic day I was able to completely unwind there, such a great atmosphere. The food was fantastic, and nice portions. The service was fast, the waitress was friendly and very knowledgeable about the dishes. The live... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

My wife and I were so delighted to find this rare gem years ago that we have budgeted regular visits into our lifestyle because of what we learn during each amazing encounter with these two remarkable, unique, and hilarious raw pioneers. They're both usually there and they both have typically, and lovingly, created whatever is being served so we get... More 

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Chicago suburb
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

$18 for a salad - greens (Swiss chard), a few slices of tomato and shredded coconut. Great dressing! Even w high quality ingredients it was far too expensive.

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Westmont, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I stopped by this place today with my two year old daughter. We loved this place so much! We had hot hibiscus tea and were served a great Pecan Turtle Cake. My daughter and I were very pleased and we will be back to try Gimme a Gyro.

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PedEye1
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20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

There aren't many comparable restaurant options in suburbia, or even in the entire metropolitan area, truthfully. Nuts are used liberally as faux dairy and meats. I've never had a bad meal or even dish at Borrowed Earth. But you kind of have to be in the mood for a raw vegan meal. The owners are genuine, and I really want... More 

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Westmont, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

The food was just o.k. There are so many RAW food restaurants that are outstanding - do not waste your time here - especially the way they treat customers. Neither owner welcomed us or could even break a smile. They were all very rude. When asked to repeat things they acted as if we were not worth the time. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 970 Warren Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515-3614
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: 630-795-1729

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Vegan
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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