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Blind Faith Cafe

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$$$
American, International, Vegetarian, Eclectic
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525 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60201-4728 (Chicago)
Dempster Street CTA, Davis Street Metra North line.
847-328-6875
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A funky find

Had delicious be bim bap and chocolate pudding at this very welcoming vegetarian restaurant. Great casual spot, populated, it seemed, mostly by locals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had delicious be bim bap and chocolate pudding at this very welcoming vegetarian restaurant. Great casual spot, populated, it seemed, mostly by locals.

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Chicago, IL
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198 reviews 198 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This restaurant and bakery serves food that even my red meat eating father would have liked! A new eggplant Parmesan is delicious. The seitan tacos are fantastic and fresh, and my go-to Thai peanut noodles with tofu are better than at my favorite Thai restaurant. Everything is always fresh and so delicious. We even love their regular and vegan baked... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We love this vegetarian restaurant and their food, always great quality and never disappointing. It's a bit on the pricy side but not even close to some of the fine dinning French restaurants. They provide excellent proteins for people who do not eat meat, and many choices of international cuisines. We asked for an entree that was previously on menu,... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Ate here with a group of 5, I was the only vegetarian. The dishes were plentiful to choose from and the portions were quite large. Service was OK, nothing to rave about. The ingredients were fresh and the presentation was pleasing. We thought the meals were well-priced as most of the dishes were labor-intensive. I will return!

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Wheeling, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

So heading to SPACE for a show and decided to drop into Blind Faith on a whim. Not knowing it was a vegetarian restaurant, because I am not a vegetarian. But my daughter is, so I decided I would be the one to make an adjustment instead of having my daughter be the one to make the adjustment. So tried... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Not sure why I missed finding this place each time I search for a vegetarian option. We were impressed. God and healthy vegetarian options and the sizes are extra generous. We were embarrassed when the owner told us they were there for almost 20 years already. Cannot wait to come back!

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Evanston, IL
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A healthy place to enjoy a carefully designed menu for every day meals. A good place to meet friends without putting on the pounds.

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Evanston, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I really enjoy the food at Blind Faith Cafe. The sweet potato fries and the brie & apple sandwich and all of their smoothies are delicious. However, the prices are a bit high for the portion size. That being said, if you are looking for lots of vegitarian/vegan/gluten free options, this is one of the better restaurants to go!

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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This semi-upscale restaurant caters to all foodies, including families with small children. Having been a neighborhood staple for years, they have managed to stay ahead of the curve with creating new dishes and even giving their interiors a beautiful facelift. A must for all vegetarians and those who are not!

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Calgary
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

While staying with friends in Evanston, IL (suburb of Chicago), we walked a short distance to this vegan, organic, GF-friendly restaurant on Dempster St. It's a large comfortable restaurant and the staff were friendly and welcoming as we walked in from the cold for breakfast. We were seated quickly and brought coffee, tea, etc. Our meals were fantastic! Large portions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 525 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60201-4728
    (Chicago)
  • Public Transportation: Dempster Street CTA, Davis Street Metra North line.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-328-6875

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, International, Vegetarian, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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