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Unicorn Cafe

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1723 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3712
+1 847-332-2312
06:30 - 20:00
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Sun 07:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 20:00
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United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The service was so friendly. I was surprised to see quiche on the board but was glad we tried it. It would've been better if they accept cards for payment though since I only had so much cash for brunch for four people.

Thank P T
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Unique local vibe here at the Unicorn Cafe, I want to really like this place. It's a cool mix of students, business people, soccer moms and retirees. However, they have bizarre hours on when they are open and the service, albeit, friendly, is always a little off. Good food, locally produced, nice little space. Needs more outlets for the laptop... More 

Thank Scott F
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 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
Reviewed 10 March 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 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 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 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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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 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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133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 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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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1723 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-332-2312

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?