Courier Cafe

★★★★★
  • 111 N Race St

    Urbana, IL 61801

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  • 217-328-1811

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Mon. - Thu., Sun. 7am - 11pm;Fri. - Sat. 7am - 12pm

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delicious, good service, affordable, convenient, historical, did I mention delicious? one of my favorite places in chambana! Their breakfast is the BEST.

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delicious, good service, affordable, convenient, historical, did I mention delicious? one of my favorite places in chambana! Their breakfast is the BEST.

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We have eaten at the Courier Cafe for breakfast and lunch. They have a wide variety of items on their menu. Everything was very good, especially the milk shakes. Good service.

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We have eaten at the Courier Cafe for breakfast and lunch. They have a wide variety of items on their menu. Everything was very good, especially the milk shakes. Good service.

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I actually love this little cafe in downtown Urbana. It's an unexpected gem that not a lot of people know about. I've been here most often for breakfast or lunch, and there are lots of surprisingly good sandwiches and other meals. I highly recommend it when you need to get away from campus for a good meal.

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I actually love this little cafe in downtown Urbana. It's an unexpected gem that not a lot of people know about. I've been here most often for breakfast or lunch, and there are lots of surprisingly good sandwiches and other meals. I highly recommend it when you need to get away from campus for a good meal.

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I have been to the Courier often. I recommend the salad bar and the coconut cream pie. I also have eaten their cherry pie, which is very good as well. The last time I went, the service was not the best, however. My cold drink was in a warm glass and all the ice melted within 2 minutes. I ordered a pastrami sandwich with cheese, but I did not get cheese. I also ordered milk with my pie, and I never received that, either.
The owners of the Courier also own another restaurant on Race St., Silvercreek. I would highly recommend Slivercreek. More expensive, but excellent food.

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I have been to the Courier often. I recommend the salad bar and the coconut cream pie. I also have eaten their cherry pie, which is very good as well. The last time I went, the service was not the best, however. My cold drink was in a warm glass and all the ice melted within 2 minutes. I ordered a pastrami sandwich with cheese, but I did not get cheese. I also ordered milk with my pie, and I never received that, either.
The owners of the Courier also own another restaurant on Race St., Silvercreek. I would highly recommend Slivercreek. More expensive, but excellent food.

Pros: Great salad bar

Cons: Service can be less than stellar

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Tucked away in the office of a defunct newspaper, Urbana's Courier Cafe is one of the little town's worst-kept secrets. It's busy any time of day, but especially during the breakfast hours - and small wonder, considering the tasty dishes offered up. Try their omelets or their buttermilk pancakes, and don't forget a side of sausage. If oatmeal is your thing, then don't miss theirs.

The old building features plenty of atmosphere, with antiques from both the newspaper business and now-vanished local buildings. And service comes with a smile, as the waitrons bustle about while keeping your coffee cup filled to the brim.

There's no offstreet parking, so you'll need to feed Urbana's ubiquitous meters Mon-Sat. And if a nice leisurely breakfast before hitting the Farmer's Market is your idea, make sure you show up before 9:00 - the place'll be hopping by then.

PROS: service, atmosphere, serving size
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★★★★☆

Tucked away in the office of a defunct newspaper, Urbana's Courier Cafe is one of the little town's worst-kept secrets. It's busy any time of day, but especially during the breakfast hours - and small wonder, considering the tasty dishes offered up. Try their omelets or their buttermilk pancakes, and don't forget a side of sausage. If oatmeal is your thing, then don't miss theirs.

The old building features plenty of atmosphere, with antiques from both the newspaper business and now-vanished local buildings. And service comes with a smile, as the waitrons bustle about while keeping your coffee cup filled to the brim.

There's no offstreet parking, so you'll need to feed Urbana's ubiquitous meters Mon-Sat. And if a nice leisurely breakfast before hitting the Farmer's Market is your idea, make sure you show up before 9:00 - the place'll be hopping by then.

PROS: service, atmosphere, serving size
CONS:

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The shake flavors are great. The burger selection is good and they offer sweet potato fries. They are well priced, not too expensive. Most people like their peanut butter shake--but i'd go for mocha or chocolate. They are also known for their salad bar. You pay by the ounce. They have a great atmosphere. Parking is metered.

PROS: good shakes
CONS: parking is metered

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★★★★★

The shake flavors are great. The burger selection is good and they offer sweet potato fries. They are well priced, not too expensive. Most people like their peanut butter shake--but i'd go for mocha or chocolate. They are also known for their salad bar. You pay by the ounce. They have a great atmosphere. Parking is metered.

PROS: good shakes
CONS: parking is metered

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I highly recommend the Courier...It's a great restaurant with great food.

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I highly recommend the Courier...It's a great restaurant with great food.

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Being a townie, many friends were surprised that I had never been to The Courier Cafe. After my experience, I am trying to figure out what all the hype is about. This is an overpriced restaurant, with ok food. The service I had was rude

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Being a townie, many friends were surprised that I had never been to The Courier Cafe. After my experience, I am trying to figure out what all the hype is about. This is an overpriced restaurant, with ok food. The service I had was rude

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I love this restaurant!! It's a great place to go because there is something for everyone - they have a large menu with something for the vegetarian and meat eaters alike. And the food is SO GOOD. I LOVE the fries. The salad bar is

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I love this restaurant!! It's a great place to go because there is something for everyone - they have a large menu with something for the vegetarian and meat eaters alike. And the food is SO GOOD. I LOVE the fries. The salad bar is

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The Courier Cafe is an awesome place to go for lunch, especially if you like history or are with someone who does. Located in a historic local building with lots of artifacts (including a fun antique gumball game that kids love), the

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The Courier Cafe is an awesome place to go for lunch, especially if you like history or are with someone who does. Located in a historic local building with lots of artifacts (including a fun antique gumball game that kids love), the

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The courier cafe is a local favorite, located in an old newspaper building. I've only had breakfast there once, since they stop serving breakfast at 11. The rest of their menu, however, is very good. They have a wide variety of sandwiches,

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The courier cafe is a local favorite, located in an old newspaper building. I've only had breakfast there once, since they stop serving breakfast at 11. The rest of their menu, however, is very good. They have a wide variety of sandwiches,

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This is an award winning local cafe. Many local people LOVE it! I personally like only its breakfast, mainly because I am a rice person and am not really into potato and bread. It locates at a corner of an old builing in downtown Urbana.

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This is an award winning local cafe. Many local people LOVE it! I personally like only its breakfast, mainly because I am a rice person and am not really into potato and bread. It locates at a corner of an old builing in downtown Urbana.

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The Courier was the first place I ever ate at in the Champaign/Urbana area, and I found myself going back there a lot during my first few years in college. It's very cozy, but it's rarely crowded. The lighting is good enough to study by,

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The Courier was the first place I ever ate at in the Champaign/Urbana area, and I found myself going back there a lot during my first few years in college. It's very cozy, but it's rarely crowded. The lighting is good enough to study by,

 

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