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Illinois Street Food Emporium

5550 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-2630
+1 317-253-9513
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (5 reviews)
“take home” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 19:30All hours
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5550 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-2630
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I meet my sisters there nearly every morning for coffee and tea. They also have delicious baked goods. Vivian runs a great place with the help of Frank, Jennifer, and Zach.

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Siri directed me to this local coffee shop, but it is much more than that. The day's special was a delicious frittata w/ fresh bread and fruit. Add a cup of smooth house coffee and the total was under $11. I followed staff's advice of...More

Thank IndyHeidiJo
Reviewed 24 May 2017

About 5.5 miles north of downtown, this neighborhood café is a good place for breakfast or lunch. There is an ample selection of sandwich and specials: order at the counter, pick up your beverage and the food will be brought promptly to your table. My...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I meet my sisters and my mother here most mornings. Frank and Jennifer are quick to help us when we arrive. Sherry is working in the kitchen, but often comes out to say hi! The owner, Vivian, is personable and friendly. The cakes, hot cross...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 17 May 2017

In March I wrote a review of Illinois Food Emporium prices as they seemed extremely high for the items I purchased. Within days the owner contacted me to follow up and to apologize for the error that had been made. I appreciate her diligence and...More

1  Thank Farnaharpy
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Ate here for the first time and will definitely be going back. Three of us ordered different things and all agreed our choices were perfect

Thank Quakers72
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A quaint out of the way place with great place - It is a coffee shop, a bakery a restaurant, each being great. They serve cronuts which they make and are delicious. Food is savory and the prices are very reasonable. I traveled 30 minutes...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I hate to give an average rating because their food is actually very good but the rating is based on the venue. You have to order food then find a seat. Just not a fan of that. Also, the atmosphere just isn't all that inviting....More

Thank jlnjz
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Very flaky large croissants. Great coffee. Wish they would serve breakfast past 11 am! But good soups and sandwiches. Scrumptious deserts to eat there and to take home from the freezer.

Thank Anita D
vivian f, Manager at Illinois Street Food Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you Anita for your comments! Vivian

Reviewed 23 February 2017

This small restaurant is located in a residential neighborhood near Meridian Street. One orders from a menu and then the food is delivered to your table. A friend and I both had the soup-half-sandwich and split a chocolate-peanut butter dessert. The soup was tasty and...More

Thank John F
vivian f, Owner at Illinois Street Food Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you John F!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5550 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-2630
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-253-9513
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