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Cafe Paradiso

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801 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3802
+1 217-384-6066
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
Jan 21, 2017
“needs some thorough cleaning”
Jul 9, 2016
“Love the Desserts”
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7:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
801 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3802
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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed October 21, 2009

Visited Caffe Paradiso for the first time since sophomore year and ordered the hummus plate for takeout. It was decent and filling enough for lunch. Would I rush back for more? Probably not, till I run out of meal options, which I probably will soon...

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Reviewed July 1, 2009

I frequent Paradiso every other day for about a year -- it is a nice 5 min walk from my office. The atmosphere is very nice, I feel a little like back to Europe. However, I am not a big fan of their coffee (both...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2009

Ever since Paradiso has changed ownership I've been hopping for some improvements. Unfortunately their coffee has gotten more expensive ($2.11 for a small coffee) and their staff more-and-more rude. The cafe plays music WAY to loud, many times its impossible to hold a conversation, let...More

2  Thank UrbanaGrad
Reviewed January 23, 2009

Terrible service, snarky attitudes, and mediocre coffee at best. This place has a lot of potential and it may have been good in the past. Cafe Kopi in Champaign is a better option if you can travel; if not, skip it----Cafe Paradiso isn't worth the...More

2  Thank JCSubhunter
Reviewed November 19, 2008

Though I like the study tables and the eclectic atmosphere, the staff at Paradiso often has me leaving a bit angry. I'm a graduate student at UIUC and I used to go to Paradiso to study everyday for my first year of veterinary school. My...More

2  Thank travelingvet610
Reviewed April 2, 2008

We arrived at Cafe Paradiso on a Saturday evening, shortly after the normal dinner rush, so we did expect to see a crowd and were a bit worried when there wasn't one. We had called ahead and put our names in just in case. We...More

Thank daejoe3
Reviewed March 27, 2008

I'm a regular at Paradiso and have been for a few years now. The food is generally fantastic. The sandwiches are made with bread from local bakery Mirabelle and incorporate fresh and sometimes local ingredients. The soups, pasta salads and spreads are usually to die...More

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Savoy, IL
Reviewed February 4, 2008

A great place to hang out and read a book.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed January 11, 2008

A bit worn around the edges, but has character and good coffee. Great if you're looking for a local hangout.

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Reviewed December 6, 2007

I Love to study here! Not to mention if u like all sorts of teas they have them and even small portion size Healthy snacks yummy!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3802
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-384-6066
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