Blind Faith Cafe
Blind Faith Cafe

Blind Faith Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://blindfaithcafe.com/
  • Phone: 847-328-6875x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We Can Help You Create the Perfect Menu for any Occasion. Blind Faith catering delivers innovative vegetarian cuisine to homes and businesses. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner party or a wedding for hundreds, we can meet all your catering needs. Our creative staff will tailor a unique event to your individual tastes. We can offer recommendations and help you arrange everything from linen to location. Let us cater your next party or prepare dinner tonight.
  • Private Party Facilities: Offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Blind Faith Cafe has three venues to make your party an unforgettable event. Whether you are planning a luncheon or dinner, our experienced and creative team will help you design the perfect menu for any occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: David Lipschutz 8473286875x
  • Special Events: Our Dinning Rooms are Available for Parties and Corporate Events. We can accommodate groups of 12-40 guests. Whether you are planning a breakfast meeting, lunch with friends or a special evening, we can meet all your needs. Our experienced and creative team will help you design the perfect menu for any occasion.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chicago
  • Public Transit: Dempster Street CTA, Davis Street Metra North line.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Blind Faith Cafe
Offering globally inspired seasonal menus, Blind Faith is a certified green restaurant transforming the way people enjoy vegetarian cuisine. Just twenty-five minutes from the Loop and only blocks from Northwestern's Evanston campus, our dinning room offers a casual warmth perfect for any occasion.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Blind Faith Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)great for lunch (31)fit for foodies (29)great for brunch (24)kid-friendly (15)special occasion (11)good for groups (7)notable wine list (2)romantic (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Our favorite neighborhood place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We adore Blind Faith! We had a Valentine's night dinner that was absolutely gourmet--great prix-fixe menu, delicious preparations and lovely wine pairings. Blind Faith's cuisine is a tribute to how tasty vegetarian meals can be. And the wait staff is always very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Macro Plate is what i ate!
    WindyCityDiner
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The Blind Faith's owner, David, has tried a variety of things to push his stalwart vegetarian restaurant into a slightly upscale/natural gourmet niche. Wine, small plate entrees, and expensive desserts are on the menu, along side old school vegetarian staples. As an occasional diner there for several decades, I remain loyal due to his commitment to brown rice, legumes, and steamed veggies. Besides the expected "clean" options, newer things-like the tasty but paltry stuffed pablamo peppers-are appealing to those with a taste for something new. While the service is always friendly, a little attention to timing, IE: not rushing the entree, would be appreciated. Especially when dinner for 4, with wine, tax and tip, can easily top $150.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice variety of vegetarian
    TrinkaVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Nice variety of vegetarian dishes and the best vegan chocolate cup cakes ever! I always get one when I go there. Only complaint was too many green onions in the bibimbop--should have an additional veggie instead like carrots, cucumber, Asian egg plant or something.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Solid veggie option
    regulardinerVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Returned to Blind Faith at the request of my recently turned vegetarian 20 year old. This is still a viable option for vegetarian (and I believe Vegan) food in Evanston. Service was good and professional although there was a lag between an appetizer and the main courses. The pot stickers and sauce were tasty. My wife and son split the tostadas and enjoyed them, although they would have liked a bit more guacamole and sour cream. We all had salads as our mains and they were all good and big enough for a meal.
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  • Everything great except brown rice
    SusieFood
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We were a repeat party of 6 on NYE 2013. The servers extended the perfect level of attentiveness. The appetizers--steamed potstickers (vegan) and sweet potato fries--a delicious beginning; the entrees--Mongolian Stir-Fry, Enchiladas Verdes, BBQ Seitan Sandwich, and Seitan Marsala--absolutely satisfying. We shared desserts--peanut butter-chocolate cake (vegan) with raspberry sorbet and lemon torte with lemon sorbet--perfect ending note. My hot ginger tea was a pleasing warm-up after the snowy, cold walk from the car. The ONLY disappointment was the bland brown rice served with the Enchiladas Verdes. The entree would have been totally satisfying if the side had been rice AND beans or the Mexican yellow rice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All the right notes...
    Craig
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    I often bring my guests to Blind Faith for dinner. What a wonderful setting on a winter evening; a perfect escape from the daily grind. And an ideal environment for quality time with your dining companions. The food and service, which never disappoints, provide the fuel for that quality time of wonderful conversation as well as an amazing sense of contentment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vegetarian restaurant
    Dinnerout
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Enjoyed the variety of vegetarian food. Even those non veggies in our group found delicious food. Heat for a change. Really tasty and nice variety,
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    Birdo
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Blind Faith is always a delight for lunch, dinner, or brunch. Our recent visit was for dinner. Our table was waiting with wine list and menus, service attentive but never intrusive, and the food delicious. Blind Faith is an excellent choice for dining with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice prelude to SPACE show !!!
    dubbayew
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Cozy booth with old friends and very enjoyable vegan selections while snow drifted by the windows... Enchanting !!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegetarian Gem
    loov2dine
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    A vegetarian restaurant that is clean and has a variety of food- good service- wish they would make their Asian sauces with out the "hot" moniker, but still really like it- Great sweet potato fries can be an occasional treat-
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • Do not understand why I did
    Steve
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Do not understand why I did not receive Open Table points for this reservation.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evanston gem
    ArthurJacobVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    This restaurant is sure to please even the non-vegetarian. We had a very pleasant brunch with kind, professional service. Our only problem was deciding what to order since there were many choices that appealed to us. The Mongolian stir fry with seitan was enjoyed by two of us, although we soon realized it could easily have been shared, thus able to rationalize ordering something else too. But delicious as leftovers too. The caesar salad was dressed nicely without any anchovy. All very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wanted to like it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    But the best thing in there was the dessert ( eclairs) and the wine. I had the macrobiotic plate, seaweed tasted funky, the miso soup that comes with it I was explained to me it is not made in the house. .it was beyond salty..my friend's burger was blah..no reason to return or recommend the place.
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  • Discerning palates need not attend
    Polka
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The pesto dominated every other flavor in the pasta dish, too much so. The bibimbop had too many flavors competing with each other...seemingly to cover up the fact that it was a meatless dish. The pear and goat salad had too much of a bitter taste in it to be completely enjoyable.
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    romantic
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  • Food was great even for non-vegetar
    Beth
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Food was great even for non-vegetarians. My enchiladas verses were some of the best I have eve had. Our waiter was fabulous. Very knowledgable, mellow and great sense of humor. I would go back in a second
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    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was wonderful and
    MakakiloVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    The food was wonderful and the manager Ed and our server Antonio were great!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegetarian in Evanston
    UptownScribeVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I've dined here only for lunch until this date. It was a Saturday night, we had a reservation but we were delayed by 30 minutes because we were coming from the Northwestern football game through a rainstorm. With a call to the restaurant the host saved our reservation and seated us promptly in the full restaurant once we arrived. Service matters.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was my birthday and I chose
    FoodLover000000003
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    It was my birthday and I chose to celebrate there. it was the best decision- not only did my group and I have a great time but we were also in love with the food.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great vegetarian restaruants
    rick
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Aways very good food, even non vegetarians will be happy with it. Recommend the Mongolian Stir Fry to anyone, a but spicy and very tasty and satisfying. Good service, a quality restaurant that does everything correctly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • veggie at NW
    Doug54fromNC
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    This vegetarian restaurant is definitely a "diamond in the rough" . They have great food, great wait staff, and an energetic "feel". With 2 vegetarian daughters, we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegetarian Delight
    JohnJ
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    It is amazing what this restaurant can do with non-meat dishes. You can't tell the difference.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vegetarian gem
    nana
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Our group had a vegan and some Asian food lovers. Blind Faith Cafe pleased them plus offered plenty of other choices. The food was delicious, and the desserts were super. Our server really knew her business, was attentive and very pleasant. All in all it was a very enjoyable experience.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Five for brunch
    Birdo
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Brunch at Blind Faith last Saturday was outstanding in every respect. Three of our party were visiting from New York and they loved Blind Faith. The service was first-rate. The food was delicious. The Macrobiotic Plate was the choice of two of us, while I enjoyed Thai Peanut Noodles. The fresh carrot juice was a hit, as was the bancha twig tea. I highly recommend Blind Faith.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Blind Faith is and has
    Mikec
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The Blind Faith is and has been one of my favorite restaurants for a long time. I always have great service and love the cooking. I can't remember a time that I had a less than great experience there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Blind Faith's remodeling has
    Janelle
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Blind Faith's remodeling has created a soft and warm ambiance that is welcoming and relaxing.Had a group of 10 people in their private dining room. It was perfect!!!They paid attention to every detail, even providing flowers and adjusting the temperature to suit us. The servers went out of their way to make sure everything was the way we wanted it.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Great
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Despite not being a vegiterian, the food choices and prep were outstanding.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food wasn't life changing,
    Losttown84
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Food wasn't life changing, but it was interesting. Excellent chai.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleasant, well-run restaurant
    Chicagoboy
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Very pleasant, well-run restaurant with tasteful decor, large and creative vegetarian menu, and nicely prepared food. Outdoor tables are small and on the sidewalk but fine for a couple. Service was prompt and friendly. Excellent desserts. We'll be back.
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  • Upscale Vegetarian Dining
    eat2live
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Conveniently located near the Dempster Street El, Blind Faith has evolved into a fine dining experience with many vegan and gluten free options on the menu, a great wine list, and amazing desserts from the in-house bakery. I no longer live in the area, but make a point of coming here whenever I'm visiting Evanston. On this trip. I spent a week in a room located a block away from the restaurant and have eaten here multiple times for both lunch and dinner. Really, really good food; and with so many options to choose from, I never get tired of it. And I'm not even a vegetarian!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for Vegetarians
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    This is a restaurant to go to over and over again. Food is consistently excellent and the vegetarian variety is amazing. You can eat here if you are vegan or vegetarian. Don't miss it!
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Vegie standby
    Icouldmakeitbetter
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Genuine and not trying to be something it isn't. BF has been serving up healthy sustainable fare since before we heard of that word. Prices are low for the high quality.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service at Blind
    EnjoyEatingVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    The food and service at Blind Faith Cafe are always good. I very much like the appetizer Kamoosh. We will certainly go back.
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  • A Great Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Even if you don't consider yourself a vegetarian, there are many delicious dishes to enjoy. Great service from a very professional staff from arrival through departure!
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Excellent creative vegetarian fare
    LF2718
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Food was excellent in concept & execution. Visually appealing. A taste & texture delight. Ambiance was neighborhood restaurant. Easy to be over-dressed.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Vegetarian Restaurant
    MelanieVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    While most restaurants in the Chicago area have at least a few items that vegetarians can enjoy, it's wonderful to be able to order anything from the menu, since so many options look good! Most dishes were very, very good (the Blind Faith Burger was wonderful -- as were the sweet potato fries) and it's a fun place to visit.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but not amazing.
    Phil
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Good veggie food, reasonably priced. Worth the occasional visit but not worth a special trip
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  • You can hear yourself talk
    Lolobridges
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    If you're looking for a great place to try some unusual and interesting dishes even if you're not vegetarian, this pleasant atmosphere is also conducive to mealtime conversation. Parking is really easy too. Recommend if you're looking for novelty & excellent, healthy fare, served very attractively.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Veggie Options!!
    MissVeggieAddict
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    My sister and I were going to a show at S.P.A.C.E, which is right around the corner. My sister is vegetarian and when I found this I thought it would be a great option. It exceeded my expectations in terms of the variety and the uniqueness of the dishes. Everything we had was great! The theater was in walking distance so we only had to park once. We will come here again if we are in the neighborhood.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Vegetarians rejoice!
    aVisitor
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    I had heard of the Blind Faith Cafe years ago but finally went there for a family get-together. Four adults and four kids had an absolutely wonderful meal; we inhaled three appetizers (kamoosh which is basically like black bean nachos; guacamole; and the sampler of spinach/lentil, "gar-dain", and hummus) and each had a wonderful entree. Several of us could not finish the gigantic portions and happily took home leftovers.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veggie Paradise
    picpacVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Love this place! I'm vegetarian and this is the only restaurant where I can eat everything on the menu. I have my favorites for brunch -- usually the chilaquiles (old style of course!) but today I went with the Aztec Hash (tortilla chips fried with seitan, mushrooms, peppers and chipotle sauce with eggs on top) which was good but had a kick! I ordered the eggs basted and they arrived poached but I ate them because they were poached perfectly (I don't usually order poached because they are not done right). Huge serving! Hubby had the Huevos Rancheros which he loves! (Gee, I'm in a parenthetical mood today!) The iced tea with passion fruit shot was delicious as always. No room for baked goods but they have great scones and sweets too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.