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Blind Faith Cafe, Evanston, IL

Blind Faith Cafe

4.8
4.8
1246 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
Serving globally inspired menus, Blind Faith is a certified green restaurant transforming the way people enjoy vegetarian cuisine. Just twenty-five minutes from downtown Chicago and only blocks from Northwestern's Evanston campus, our dinning rooms offer a casual warmth perfect for any occasion.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 328-6875

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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: (847) 328-6875

  • Neighborhood

    Evanston

  • Cross street

    Chicago

  • Parking details

    Metered parking available on the street (free after 6:00 p.m.). Free two-hour parking available on side streets and in public lot one half block south of Dempster Street on Chicago Avenue.

  • Public transit

    Dempster Street CTA, Davis Street Metra North line.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,246 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Healthy

  • North Suburbs

    Best Service

  • North Suburbs

    Best Value

  • North Suburbs

    Great for Brunch

  • North Suburbs

    Healthy

  • North Suburbs

    Great for Lunch

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  1. E

    Esjay

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Truly excellent food and always friendly. The soy chai exceeded expectations. The walnut meat loaf is a must try no matter your dietary preferences.
  2. GT

    GlobeTrotter

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blind Faith Cafe has never missed. We’ve been dining here for years and the food and service is always top notch.
  3. N

    Nickie

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good, and the server was great!
  4. JN

    JulieN

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been going to Blind Faith since is was a cafeteria down the street. I hadn't been there (or any restaurant inside) for 2 1/2 years but decided to go to my favorite restaurant to celebrate my 28th anniversary. Great way to re-enter the world of dining. The food was even better than I remembered--brussel sprout appetizers was one of the best things I've ever had....YUM!! The entire meal was great as was the service and the ambiance. It has gotten pricey over the years, but so worth it. The portions were huge so we have a second dinner of leftovers to look forward to. Highly recommend!! Can't wait to go back.
  5. JW

    JimW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. I've never had a bad experience at Blind Faith.
  6. DS

    DonS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    good to be back for the spinach lasagna..portion so generous it took two days to finish cheerful and attentive waitstaff
  7. P

    Pins

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were great at the end of the day!
  8. PC

    PeaCe

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend and I visited Blind Faith Cafe for Sunday brunch. We are not vegetarian but always open to dining out on reasonably healthy choices, whether vegetarian or vegan or not. She ordered the enchiladas and I ordered the quinoa salad bowl. Both were very generous portions... enough for another meal. We really enjoyed our dishes but needed to pack up and leave for a going-away party. The host and waitstaff were friendly and attentive. Overall it was an excellent dining experience.
  9. JV

    JackV

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual! Excellent choices based a a variety of regional foods. Very nice service overall
  10. S

    Steph

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved all the healthy options and food delicious. AC was on high - so wish I had a sweater.
  11. K

    Karen

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner w my brother & niece. Me from Wisconsin, my brother up from Florida & my niece from Rogers Park. It had been months since our last in person visit so it was a special evening. The café was fantastic; it met & exceeded expectations in every regard. The service, food & ambiance were all “10 of 10”. My niece is vegetarian; the other 2 of us aren’t but all 3 of us found the food exceptional. Kudos to the restaurant & the staff. We’ll return & im sure my niece will become a regular frequent diner!
  12. P

    Paulie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had treated my friend for lunch at the Blind Faith Cafe. It is an attractive vegetarian restaurant in downtown Evanston. They offer a great menu. We both ordered the homemade potpies and salad greens, which were delicious. The homemade cupcakes were also mouthwatering and delicious. The ambiance was casual and nice. While we ate inside, there were a few tables outside. The staff is very friendly. The service was great. The staff very friendly. They also have a bakery, and I bought a few treats to take home for my kids. I would highly recommend Blind Faith Cafe, and am definitely going back the next time I am in Evanston.
  13. SD

    SteveD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have dinner at Blind Faith whenever we're visiting Evanston. The food is delicious and the service is warm and friendly.
  14. AT

    AnneT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food, the selection, the service is always good here. Real creativity with vegetarian menu. Wish they’d open a branch near us (western burbs). Absolutely recommend.
  15. WT

    WilliamT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service. Great food. It's a standard in Evanston that continues to do excellent work
  16. C

    Crystal

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. We sat on the patio
  17. N

    Nurunr

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for elderly dad's birthday brunch -- had those DELICIOUS french fries for the table (Dad has since tried to duplicate at home, lol), and Dad and his SO had and enjoyed the veggie pot pie, brother had the huevos rancheros and loved it, and I had the black bean tacos (which were tasty, but difficult to work with since they covered the entire plate and I couldn't really figure out the edges). Will go again to try the thai peanut noodles/salad, bbq sandwich and other vegetarian dishes (hooray!). But I will ALWAYS get those amazing french fries whatever I order (are the sweet potato variety as good?). Great and friendly service, and delicious food -- can't go wrong.
  18. MT

    MichaelT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    The guacamole tasted a little off. The avocado/quinoa was tasteless and the avocado halves weren’t ripe.
  19. VD

    VickieD

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trevor was fantastic in serving my friend and me. Delicious food as usual. BFC is the best!
  20. M

    Mesatrail

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a tasty meal and awesome, friendly service from Steph. Thanks!
  21. t

    theatregal

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a reliable dining experience. The staff are wonderful and friendly and the food is fresh and tasty. It is a healthy and tasty option!
  22. N

    Nickie

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parking was easily accessible; no wait time to be seated; food was served in a timely manner; server and other staff were all very pleasant.
  23. JC

    JoannaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A vast vegetarian menu, good portion size and great service.
  24. JG

    JennaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent and the only challenge is deciding what to order! Great service and atmosphere.
  25. J

    Jane

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I have been there a few times, but this time the food was just ok. Very bland.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this place, you don’t miss meat at all because of how delicious everything is. Went with three friends and we shared our food - got the spinach lasagna, enchiladas, pad Thai and the pot pie. Everything was flavorful, huge portions and reasonable price. Our server was attentive, fun and warm. The whole experience was wonderful and we are definitely coming back!
  27. HP

    HappyinPaloAlto

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great vegetarian food - wish there was one of these in every city!
  28. R

    Reenieque

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful. Haven’t been there since before Covid, but the food, the service was stellar. Hasn’t changed a bit. Still my favorite after many years!
  29. GF

    GFVegan

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I adore Blind Faith Cafe. When friends come to town to visit, they often ask if we can eat there. Servers are really friendly and the owner is often available to chat with guests. Even non-vegetarians can find great entrees here!
  30. OB

    OliviaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely welcoming staff and environment. Generous portions and delicious food!
  31. PW

    PaulW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, wait time was not long, waitress was very professional.
  32. DZ

    DennisZ

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never been disappointed-excellent food and service.
  33. LS

    LindyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This is a great spot where even your meat eating friends can find something great to eat. Brunch, lunch, or dinner... delicious.
  34. ST

    SongsofTravel

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food wasn’t up to Blind Faith standards. (Way too salty, and flavored without subtlety.) Nor was the wine. As prices go up, that is less and less acceptable.
  35. SL

    SaraLovesFood

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I love taking people here, even if they are not vegetarian! It is a great little place with quality food and service. Was slightly too noisy for the quiet meeting I was having, but we made it work. On a very hot day, they kept filling my icewater. IT WAS AMAZING. I had the Dempster Street sandwich, which was delicious but a little messy (not a complaint! ), for my one-on-one lunch meeting, but worth every bite.
  36. T

    Timing

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Flavor! We all ordered something different and passed our plates. The flavors were just amazing. Everything was perfectly seasoned.
  37. c

    clareg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanks so much for a tasty and enjoyable meal with friends. Service was excellent and it was nice to be able to linger and talk beyond our designated time. Definitely will return again and again as there were many items on the menu that looked enticing.
  38. M

    Megan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went here for graduation celebration brunch! Everyone was great and the food was even better. Highly recommend :)
  39. w

    wwglobale

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was very good and it arrived nice & hot. All vegetarian food should taste this good!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic experience, as always. Group of 6, orders a soup l, couple of appetizers and a few main courses to share among everyone. Quick and attentive service and delicious food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Blind Faith Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 328-6875.

Blind Faith Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 1246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Blind Faith Cafe

525 Dempster, Evanston, IL 60201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chicago

  • Neighborhood

    Evanston

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vegetarian / Vegan, Comfort Food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Metered parking available on the street (free after 6:00 p.m.). Free two-hour parking available on side streets and in public lot one half block south of Dempster Street on Chicago Avenue.

  • Public transit

    Dempster Street CTA, Davis Street Metra North line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (847) 328-6875

  • 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: (847) 328-6875

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