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Unicorn Cafe

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1723 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3712
(847) 332-2312
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

Thank wendy t
Wilton, Connecticut
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 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 

Thank BigRick56
Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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.

Thank gilaofer79
Mt Prospect
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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.

Thank Family4231
Webster Groves, Missouri
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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.

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 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Anna B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great place to get work done, enjoy coffee and unique small lunch. Nice environment, often crowded but not loud. I enjoy the vegetarian food options and nice people working there.

Thank Ashley W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1723 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: (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?