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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 good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sundae” (10 reviews)
“potato skins” (8 reviews)
“sandwiches” (24 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All 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 23 May 2017

Enjoying lunch with my wife Tuesday @ the Courier Cafe in downtown Urbana. Same folks own this as Silvercreek Restaurant, also in Urbana. My wife had one of their signature hamburgers with root beer. I enjoyed a Classic Reuben with a Green River Phosphate, harkening...More

Thank ChanceDevereaux
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Good sandwiches. We went for a late lunch on Saturday. Seated quickly. Lots of sandwich options to choose. Dinner options are available. We kept lunch simple since we planned for a bigger meal at dinner. One BLT and Turkey Club. Both generous portions and plenty...More

Thank TravelerGirl4271
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We mist the breakfast hours and had to wait for about 20 minutes for the table. It took a long time to get our food probably due to full house. The food was very good with several choices for vegetarians. The smoothies were great.

Thank RudySzymon
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It's a great café in the sense of a local restaurant, offering all the standard lunch (I cannot comment on breakfast/dinner) options along with some tasty more local variations. There's some history to the place and they reflect it well in their décor and overall...More

Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Courier is definitely the most authentic locally owned and operated restaurant in Champaign-Urbana area. Great for a small party of friends. Their Banker's burger is by far the best. Have been several times and always ordered it!

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a very nice place to stop an eat. Antique cash register and gum ball machine near front of dining area. The food is tasty. Grand daughter had a vegan rueben an loved it. They put it on lettuce leaf instead of bread. I...More

Thank elaine c
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We usually go here when I visit my daughter at school. It's off-campus, has some history, great staff, and good food. Normally no wait and we only waited 20 minutes on mom's weekend! Plus, you can check out the cool graffiti "bar/alley" next door while...More

Thank jessspiz
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have been going to this cafe since a few months after it opened. The quality and quantity of food has not changed in all these years. While we do not get back as often as we wish, as soon as we hit the area,...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I didn't expect much from a restaurant in a college town but was pleasantly surprised. The food was well prepared and came out hot. Our server was pleasant, courteous and was great at keeping my coffee cup full. Would definitely return.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Was in Urbana and had the pleasure to eat here again. This time I came for breakfast! Yum! The omelette was fantastic and large enough to take home half for the next day! Our young server was so pleasant and accommodating. Will be back again...More

Thank Becky F
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Barb T
31 August 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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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