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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“potato skins” (9 reviews)
“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
“burger” (42 reviews)
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07:00 - 23:00 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 4 days ago

Found this gem while visiting UIUC. I had the corned beef hash, my daughter had the "Buenos Dias" breakfast burrito, and my wife had the "Courier Breakfast." Usually, all breakfast places are the same, for whatever the reason, there flavor combinations on simple dishes was...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can go off hours--eat a little early or later, you will be able to talk to your lunch companion, but don't let that stop you, the food is worth the cacophony of voices. I think it is the high metal ceiling. They have...More

Thank Phyllis G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside you wouldn’t think your getting much. But once you walk in the doors your taken back to a time when the small diner ruled the world. The food is excellent I had the buffalo wrap with fries. The service was great and...More

Thank bltreat84
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

When we take a road trip we always try to eat at least one sit down meal per day of healthy food. So due to my daughter being a vegetarian we chose a restaurant that had a salad bar. It surely did not disappoint! Two...More

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 29 June 2018

The salad bar has so many options that my plate was running over. The food was served quickly, hot and delicious. The building was neat and the prices were very fair. Would eat there again!

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The Courier is usually busy, always noisy, but the food is consistently good. Half servings of some sandwiches are available for a lighter meal. They have a beautiful garden for growing fresh herbs and veggies. When we have friends from out of town, the Courier...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The restaurant food is diner food, maybe a touch above. The portion sizes are large. The menu is much more extensive than a diner and everyone in our group enjoyed their food. The staff seem friendly and service was fast. There is much history to...More

1  Thank AfishnamedArthur
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

For this couple this is the place to go. May be a shake and buger sometimes we share.No worries staff is Great price are also fair

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Love the place. Great for dining in and takeouts. Relatively low prices and high-quality food. Family and kids friendly. They do not serve alcohol - consider take-out with your own drinks.

1  Thank Victor K
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in Urbana -Champaign in May 2018 because of our son’s commencement. We were not familier with US breakfast however coffee and omlettes were very delecious. Good decoration and very good service.

1  Thank MedarOkte
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Kathy Y
14 April 2018|
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Response from cosmoaction | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is accessible. I didn't check the side door entrance.
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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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