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The Courier Cafe

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111 N Race St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-2625
+1 217-328-1811
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 March 9, 2016

I love the Courier Cafe it has been around atleast 30 plus years every time I go back to Urbana I always go. The salad bar is a bit pricey because wet foods like cottege cheese and the dressings weigh more and the sell it...More

Thank svencat
Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Courier cafe is a locally owned casual dining experience with best milkshakes in town. This restaurant is frequently very busy but they turnover tables quickly. The restaurant is housed in an old newspaper office and they gave retained some interesting elements so it's fun to...More

Thank karen a
Reviewed February 17, 2016

The Courier was the other paper in Urbana from 1877 until 1979. The Courier Café in downtown Urbana opened in part of the old newspaper building in 1980. The building has lovely old touches, including an antique cash register. However, the food, which is mainly...More

1  Thank SC04
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Went for brunch on a Saturday morning. My niece and I both had a standard breakfast of eggs over easy, bacon for her, sausage links for me, hash browns, and sourdough toast for her and raisin toast for me. I was not impressed with the...More

1  Thank Brenda B
Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Spectacular service, delicious fresh food, with a calming ambiance. Just had lunch at this spectacular spot. Upon entering I felt like I had walked into the 1800s. Was welcomed and sat immediately. I ordered an iced tea and the Reuben sandwich. I'm a huge fan...More

Thank julian c
Reviewed February 1, 2016

You can get a decent lunch or dinner at Courier, but where they really shine is breakfast. They're the best pancakes in town.

1  Thank supapfunk
Reviewed January 17, 2016

Super food and waitstaff make this a great place to have lunch. Both of use got the burgers. A classic diner/cafe style burger. Square patty with melted cheese and one of us got bacon too. Great thick fries. Big menu that will bring us back...More

1  Thank 236Springfield
Reviewed January 13, 2016

Fabulous place to get great food that is slightly different than your average "American" place. Monkey Stuff sandwich, Italian Artichoke over Wheat Bagel, both excellent choices if you are vegetarian. Also have wonderful salad bar & great burgers along with a full dinner menu. Highly...More

Thank Babsil30
Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch at Noon on Friday were able to get seated quickly. The menu had several options- should have something for everyone's tastes. I had a corned beef on rye and a bowl of chicken chili. The sandwich was piled high and delicious. The...More

1  Thank Scott C
Reviewed November 11, 2015

It's my first time having dinner in Courier Cafe. Got the trout courier with light lemon garlic butter, which also comes with a trip to salad bar. The salad bar has so much stuffs and it could easily be a satisfying meal by itself! The...More

1  Thank Boonchong
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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, Reservations, 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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