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$5 - $20
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American, Cafe, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed November 6, 2021 via mobile

My wife had the BLTA Chicken sandwich which was very good and I had the Shrimp Tostada outstanding was the word that best described it. Unbelievable tasting shrimp.

Date of visit: November 2021
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NEWNESS AGENCY, Agency / Consultant at Cupitol Coffee & Eatery (Evanston), responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2022

Thank you so much Peter! We're thrilled to read your review and happy you enjoyed your selection 🧡 Hope you can join us again soon!

Reviewed September 17, 2021 via mobile

This local coffee shop serves a great breakfast and has awesome pastries. Great location near Northwestern Campus. Friendly staff. Outside seating

Date of visit: September 2021
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NEWNESS AGENCY, Agency / Consultant at Cupitol Coffee & Eatery (Evanston), responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2022

Thank you so much! We're thrilled to read your review 🧡 Hope you can join us again soon!

Reviewed August 17, 2021

It's a nice cafe with good coffee and sandwiches. Prices are a bit on the higher side, but perhaps par for this town. Good place for a quick lunch.

Date of visit: August 2021
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NEWNESS AGENCY, Agency / Consultant at Cupitol Coffee & Eatery (Evanston), responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your feedback is important to us, and we would love to learn how we can provide a 5-stars experience for you next time. Please get in touch with us at cup@cupitol.com

Reviewed July 2, 2021 via mobile

Three staff members were rude and dropped attitude with rolling of eyes and dismissive comments when asked about their gluten free options. When we asked to see the manager the response was “you are not allowed to speak to the kitchen manager”. Extremely disappointing as...it was friends and family for a bday celebration.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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NEWNESS AGENCY, Agency / Consultant at Cupitol Coffee & Eatery (Evanston), responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2022

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectation. While mistakes and bad days do happen, our team always seek to provide the best service. In all cases your feedback is important to us, and we would love to learn...More

Reviewed May 9, 2021 via mobile

I’ve been to Cupitol several times the last few years. The food and coffee are excellent. Walked in today and only half the tables were full. After waiting 10 minutes to get to the counter we were told we could only order drinks and the...kitchen wasn’t taking any food orders at the moment. We were told to wait at the table and then get back in line to order food. When asked when we could order food we were told they didn’t know. While we sat at our table we saw that the “to go” order tickets kept coming in and “to go” orders were coming out of the kitchen at the sacrifice of customers in the establishment. After sitting a half hour we were told it would be minimally an hour before the kitchen would take orders in the restaurant. Sad that customers in the restaurant take a second seat to online orders and no one working in the establishment was managing the situation effectively.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Sellia G, Owner at Cupitol Coffee & Eatery (Evanston), responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2021

Hi JJ, We sincerely thank you for coming in on Mother’s Day. We appreciate your feedback and cannot even begin to apologize for the inconvenience. We hope you give us another chance and if you do stop in, ask for Sellia so we can ensure...More

Reviewed November 20, 2020

Props to Cupitol Coffee for keeping their tables and chairs outside even in November. Today was my first visit here since we wanted a meeting spot between Chicago and Skokie, and Cupitol fit the bill. However, my coffee was cold and I was told there...was no microwave to heat it. I bought my friend a slice of tiramisu (who was celebrating her 70th birthday) but she would not eat it because the plastic utensils were not wrapped like most other restaurants. I would love to return but buy a microwave!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

I like the quality of the coffee at this place. They know how to prepare a good espresso. On the flip side, I ordered an espresso and an espresso macchiato. The person at the counter prepared my espresso and then started preparing other lattes, so...my macchiato came 10 min after I had already finished my espresso. Those are details they should pay more attention to. Especially when we were only 5 people in the shop.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 31, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee date and was pleasantly surprised. Very comfortable environment to sit and talk and the coffee was top notch. I would highly recommend Cupitol to anyone in the Evanston area, or to anyone who really enjoys quality coffee.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020

cupitol is a casual place to grab a light meal or drink with a snack. The food is interesting, and in my opinion slightly overpriced (but then again I think a lot of casual restaurants are overpriced). The food is interesting though I wish they...would rotate their soup menu so the same soup was not always on the same day of the week (we come once a week, on the same day, and would like to try different soups). Other "complaint" is that seating can be difficult. Cupitol is a hang out with lots of people parking themselves over lunch.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020

Oh num, just thinking back on our experience :) Well made coffee drinks. Plus, they are open all day so you can also have adult beverages, too. We went for breakfast. We enjoyed our meals - #5 sandwich and steak. Really delicious. We also got...some baked goods to go and they were also very, very good. I'd have looked forward to returning if our stay had been longer. The place has several different types of places to sit. I think the idea is you find your spot and then order because you need to tell them which table you are at when ordering your food so they can deliver it to you. There were regular tables, high top for communal seating, some couches and chairs for a more living room feel. The entire place is just inviting. My daughter had a chai - I'm guessing they might make their own chai mix. So good however it's made as you can taste the spices and there was a little kick to it as well. My daughter did add some honey, but we'd both agree it's better to get it not overly sweet to begin with and make it as you like it. Busy, but not so much as to make it uncomfortable. Great place!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 27, 2019

We stopped here for lunch and had sweet potato soup and a veggie wrap and it was delicious. They were very busy but we received our food in a timely manner.They many healthy options to choose from and great coffee.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2019

waiting in line on a sunday monday for a very sweet and good cinnamon bun french toast. thought it would be regular french toast with a cinnamon bun sauce, but it was a real bun. very good buy very rich.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

The food is excellent and the service is amazing. But the coffee! Tasted like it had been made days ago

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019

This café is the place to be for breakfast/brunch in Evanston. You have very good coffee, a selection of tea, chocolate drinks and juices. The extensive menu includes classic breakfast, omlettes, French toast, sandwiches and waffle. Furthermore they have a vast selection of bakeries. We...tasted the European breakfast consisting of homemade almond granola and Greek yogurt and berries. We also had the shroomed omlette with wild mushrooms, gruyere and spinach. Both were delicious. Brownie with caramel and Pecans was also great. Do not miss if you are in Evanston!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019

This is a wonderful place to meet and catch up with friends. The system is a bit unusual so be prepared. When you walk in, grab one of the menus on the side table to the right and figure out what you want so that...when you get to the cashier, you can put in your order immediately. They have free tap water and sparkling tap water. They're not great on low-calorie options, but the food is generally excellent and as long as calorie-intake is not an issue, you'll find lots of healthy possibilities. You head to your table and your food will follow soon after. A great addition to the Evanston scene!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Cupitol Coffee & Eatery (Evanston) is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4