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Blind Faith Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Vegetarian, Eclectic, International
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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
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Doesn't Disappoint

We stop here once and a while and love the food and good energy from the employees. Plenty of dishes to choose from and the ones I've had are delish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
ChaChi121
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Evanston, Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Evanston, Illinois
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We stop here once and a while and love the food and good energy from the employees. Plenty of dishes to choose from and the ones I've had are delish.

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Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This vegetarian restaurant has been around for more than 30 years, and has consistently evolved into a better and better eating experience. The menu ranges widely -- there are Asian, Mexican, fusion dishes, all tasty and beautifully prepared. The menu tells you what is gluten free, what dishes have no refined sugar in them, so if you are eating carefully,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I've been going to blind faith since it was a cafeteria down the street some 30 years ago. The food has always been first rate. As a vegetarian, it used to be one of the only options in the Chicago,area. These days there are lots of other options, but It's still one of my favorites. It has upgraded a lot... More 

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Harvard
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

All honesty before I went there with my mom I thought it would be kinda not my thing but truthfully I liked it and would love to go there again. The desserts aren't my thing there but it was not all that bad truthfully.

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's a vegetarian's dream. We used to live in Chicago and when we had to go back we made sure to stop at Blind Faith. It didn't disappoint. Portions are generous and the food is incredibly tasty. We have been customers for too many years to count. We carried out some baked goods to take back to our hotel room... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is the real deal. Full vegetarian and some vegan. If you are lucky you will meet the original hippie owner, but the business has stayed current and not dated at all. Many non-vegetarians enjoy too! If you are in warm weather have seating outside along the sidewalk too. Got to love Blind Faith.

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Evanston, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

While I am not a vegetarian I have numerous friends who are. I personally find most vegetarian meals not tasty ... NOT SO at Blind Faith Cafe! I always find lots to eat here that is magnificent!

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Clean, spacious restaurant with great light and a homey, welcoming vibe. I've been a Blind Faith customer for several years --- hard not to be with a name like that --- and just went back after being away a while. I was pleasantly surprised at the consistency, the freshness of the food, and the updated menu. We were seated quickly... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place was a great brunch experience. My companion ordered eggs benedict or some version of it, and the plate was lovely. I had enchiladas that were tasty, cheesy and accompanied by a generous amount of organic rice, delicious by itself with nothing on it. The black beans were not overly spiced. I would say their Mexican inspired dishes are... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Blind Faith is known thruout Chicagoland for its great vegan meals and glutenfree options. But much more than that it is a place where friends gather in a peaceful setting for a bratiful meal.The staff is very kind and will do anything for you.

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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, Vegetarian, Eclectic, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?