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“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him...
the people who give you their food give you their heart.”

Cesar Chavez

Our Story

We are food service professionals who love freshly brewed coffee, homemade pastries, inspired sandwiches and salads and most of all making Curt’s Café a welcoming and comfortable home away from home. We strive to use local products and vendors, we make everything possible from scratch, and we enjoy trying new recipes that our customers and staff bring in. We also believe in giving back to the community and with that intent the café is designed to provide training to at-risk youth in Evanston in both food service and life.  We consider the Café an opportunity to “dine with purpose”, by enjoying great food and helping the community at the same time.  

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And our Living Room is our large, comfortable adjoining space perfect for community meetings, parties, book clubs, knitting groups, etc. It’s free of charge — just come in or call to reserve it!


Our Locations and Hours of Operation

2922 Central Street
Evanston, Illinois.  (847) 868-8385 
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday.
1813 Dempster St.
Evanston, Illinois (847) 563-8883
Tuesday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday.
2922 Central Street
Evanston, Illinois (847) 868-8385
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday

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Don’t Miss Our 3rd Annual Gratitude Bash

Saturday, October 10, 2015

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Mark you calendars for a great night of Gratitude, Fun, Food, Drink and the can’t-stop-dancing music performed by one of Evanston’s favorite bands, Suite Molie 7!

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 Special Events Catering Menu

“Catering with a Cause”

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Need a place to host your event?

Call 847-868-8385 to check availability at Curts Café Central Street OR Curts Café South on Dempster



@Curt’s Café

A not-for-profit Mexican joint open at night and serving Chef Crafted food in a a fun and relaxing environment. Developed by chef John des Rosiers and philantropist Susan Trieschmann

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