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About Blind Faith Cafe

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.

525 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International

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

Cross Street:
Chicago

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 328-6875

Website:
http://blindfaithcafe.com/

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.

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.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Serving Brunch (9-3) and Dinner (4-9) on New Year's Eve

Blind Faith Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Vegan (37)
Good Vegetarian Options (31)
Healthy (26)
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Creative Cuisine (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Casual (20)
Gluten Free Options (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Organic (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Spicy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Sadly, I have to say I was very disappointed in the dishes. This coming from a vegan. I couldn’t even finish my meal (literally 3 bites) but, server never asked how I enjoyed it. Dish was removed by bus person who asked if I wanted to go and I said “no thanks” still I ordered dessert and experienced the same thing. Between 2 appetizers, 2 entree’s, 2 desserts & soft drinks did not think it was worth $100. Was hoping to love it but will never return.

Tags: Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a lovely and delicious brunch! The omelettes are great and the gluten free banana pancakes are yummy. I really appreciate the gluten free options, even in the bakery. This is a favorite place to go for brunch or lunch. Really great service too!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vegan, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I love Blind Faith - the food quality and taste is usually superb, the atmosphere is warm and friendly and the service is perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

I was so impressed with the Pastel Azteca. Fabulous flavors and well-presented. We had a party that included difficult dietary needs, and everyone left happy and well fed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Blind Faith's food and ambience is top-flight. Vegetarian/vegan dishes, imaginatively prepared, with old favorites and new offerings on the menu. The service is excellent. I highly recommend Blind Faith.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always a great meal, great service and cozy!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food! The berry smoothie is delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The vegan options were delicious and much appreciated.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

excellent food, as always, superb service without hovering over our table

Tags: Vegan, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

a great vegetarian and vegan restaurant. A nice mix of menu items providing many choice options. The Bakery is connected to the restaurant that offers able vegan treats along side the dairy included treats - which the flourless chocolate cake was a top item.
Dishes are large portions - salad can be split for two or solo if only item eating -
the Thai peanut noodle was a very large portion and had a nice spice level.

Tags: Vegan, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I'm not a vegetarian, but I was willing to give this place a try. I ordered the spinach lasagna, and it was excellent. The waiter was helpful and friendly, and the food was well -prepared and arrived quickly enough for us to easily make it to downtown Evanston for a movie. I'd definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great healthy vegetarian food with lots of flavor! Used to come here many years ago when I lived closer, glad to see it’s still a great place and has improved!

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Casual, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always Tasty! Had not had brunch at Blind Faith in a while and the menu was tweaked for the season. Everyone was satisfied with their choices and the joint was hopping! This is our go to place since two thirds our family is vegetarian but it still satisfies the omnivores.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and great service!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Hard to find a veg/vegan restaurant but this fits the bill. Chef can take veggies and turn them into Asian, Italian, Mexican, French or all-American fare. Thai noodles, lasagna, Marsala, “burgers” are just some examples. Whether you want soup, salad, appetizers, sandwiches or full blown entrees you can find it here. The wine list is pretty good too. Prices are quite reasonable. Bakery goods to go also. Yum!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed everything about history place! The food was fresh and delicious, the service was superb, and the staff was very proffesional. The food portions were generous and the ingredients were fresh and tasty. Highly recommend this restaurant to anybody!

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fun, Organic, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is delicious and service is great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very creative cuisine. Vegetarian meals can be boringly tofu-oriented. The chef at Blind Faith knows how to re-create gardein into something that really approximates chicken. The kung pao was great. The bim bop is consistently good. And Sydney, the waiter (and capital of Australia) is warm, personable and knowledgeable.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We always enjoy our visits to the Blind Faith Cafe. The food is excellent.
The prices are moderate. This time our server, Sid, was really good too.
My wife had some kind of different dish (with sweet potatoes and something
like meat, but it wasn't meat). I had Kamoosh, what I truly love at this
restaurant, nachos but different than nachos and very wonderful.
We will continue to go back.

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Loved it! A must try. Don t wait to try the Thai noodle dish. Yummy pastries too!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Met with a coupe we had not seen on years. We had a great conversation and enjoyed a fantastic breakfast. Very delicious and creative dishes.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our server Jonathan and the whole team worked seamlessly. We had a great meal with terrific service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Nice place. Upscale vegetarian restaurant with good and delicious no meat fare.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It's a great restaurant excellent food!!! Best vegan Mongolian seitan ever!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Excellent place to meet and dine with friends.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This is a real vegan and vegetarian restaurant with a casual dinner feeling. The food was good. Most of the dishes we had were spicy. I definitely will go back

Tags: Organic, Vegan, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always warm service, great food and the best desserts! This place makes eating healthy effortless! But what makes Blind Faith really unique and a place I return to again and again is the staff--they make you feel at home and are excellent at what they do. Love this place!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

It was fine. It's not the greatest and it's not the worst. Some of the food is good. Some of it is very mediocre.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Love the be bim bop. Also had the Mongolian stir fry. Great seasoning and healthy!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Whilst we were waiting for our order to come, we witnessed the employee cleaning the table next to us by dipping the used linen napkin from the customer into the glass of water that was used by the customer that had just left and wiping down the table with that.
We were very grossed out and thought about leaving just as our food arrived,
The burrito was ok, served with dry tasteless pita chips, but the seitan sandwich was awful. The seitan was sparse and was smothered in a BBQ sauce with a few sliced cooked onions on a piece of bread. The sweet potato fries were soggy and tasteless.
The final straw was the bathroom which had two stalls, one occupied and one had the tank top which houses the water, placed onto the toilet seat, rain unknown.
Sorry I don't take photos of the terrible food and presentation., I couldn't wait took get out!!
No thanks!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Have known about the restaurant for many years and have not gone before
Very good food. Definitely will go back.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 2, 2017

This was a really pleasant surprise. I am not vegetarian or vegan but my son is vegan and we were finally able to go out to dinner and both enjoy our meals! And excellent beer and wine options, and excellent service.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2017

It's great to have organic, vegetarian options when dining out!
The menu items that were good, were great (the tofu curry), seitan fajitas; but the items that were mediocre, were very bland (thai noodles, pesto noodles, black bean layered casserole).
The bakery is outstanding. You wouldn't know that the items are vegan, they are so delicious!
The salads looked amazing--can't wait to go back and try one. Hopefully I'll have lost a few pounds by then so I can have some more of their incredible chocolate cake!

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2017

It was our first visit, and it was excellent all around! We will be back!

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Good was bland. Omelette not served with corn bread as promised on menu. Server pleasant but I won't return.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Fabulous food for vegans and non-vegans!! A favorite now for my granddaughter and other friends and family.

Tags: Vegan, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We've been dining at Blind Faith for many years. It's clean, staff are friendly and efficient, the vegetarian menu is tasty, innovative, and provides many choices. I usually do not like vegan desserts but the peanut butter torte is outstanding enough that I may try some others!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Vegan, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I've always been a fan of Blind Faith, and they continue to impress me. Any "meat-eater" would be impressed as well.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I loved this place. Excellent food, tons of options & a vibrant crowd. Would recommend to friends and return when in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood spot. You'll almost always see someone you know there
Great food...helpful and attentive staff
don't miss it

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Vegan, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options
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