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The Courier Cafe

111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
+1 217-328-1811
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we take a road trip we always try to eat at least one sit down meal per day of healthy food. So due to my daughter being a vegetarian we chose a restaurant that had a salad bar. It surely did not disappoint! Two...More

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed June 28, 2018

The salad bar has so many options that my plate was running over. The food was served quickly, hot and delicious. The building was neat and the prices were very fair. Would eat there again!

1  Thank William S
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

The Courier is usually busy, always noisy, but the food is consistently good. Half servings of some sandwiches are available for a lighter meal. They have a beautiful garden for growing fresh herbs and veggies. When we have friends from out of town, the Courier...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant food is diner food, maybe a touch above. The portion sizes are large. The menu is much more extensive than a diner and everyone in our group enjoyed their food. The staff seem friendly and service was fast. There is much history to...More

1  Thank AfishnamedArthur
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

For this couple this is the place to go. May be a shake and buger sometimes we share.No worries staff is Great price are also fair

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Love the place. Great for dining in and takeouts. Relatively low prices and high-quality food. Family and kids friendly. They do not serve alcohol - consider take-out with your own drinks.

1  Thank Victor K
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in Urbana -Champaign in May 2018 because of our son’s commencement. We were not familier with US breakfast however coffee and omlettes were very delecious. Good decoration and very good service.

1  Thank MedarOkte
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a popular place. The energy level is high and the food is interesting and we'll prepared. Don't expect a quick or quiet meal. Do expect good food and great service.

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to have the Corned Beef Hash, only to be told that they were out of Corned Beef. What a disappointment, it was Graduation Weekend, they should have been prepared. I ordered the Courier Breakfast, which is two eggs and hash browns with meat,...More

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed May 10, 2018

This place has such a cool reputation, so I was looking forward to a meal here with a friend, an ex-Urbana native who missed eating here. What was supposed to be a warm reunion meal was spoiled due to several factors, including the hostess and...More

1  Thank Ice0123
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Kathy Y
April 14, 2018|
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Response from cosmoaction | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is accessible. I didn't check the side door entrance.
Barb T
August 31, 2015|
Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so .But... There sister restaurant to the north does..ad far as l know that would be named Silvercreek Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-328-1811
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