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Unicorn Café

Coffee Shop$$$$
  • Tricia L.
    "They have Hoosier Mama pie here!"(2 Tips)
    Alex U.
    "Best coffee in town, great bagels, awesome baristas!"(2 Tips)
    "Hot cider and iced coffee"(2 Tips)
    Claire M.
    "early for the morning pastries and leave love notes"(3 Tips)
30 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • study area
  • bagels
  • good service
  • great value
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  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithOctober 13, 2012
    The food here is excellent; try a panini or a bagel, but don't miss the chocolate zucchini bread. It is delectable.
  • Jill
    JillNovember 21, 2014
    amazing study spot if you can grab a table.. and they serve colectivo coffees! my favorite.
  • Paige K.
    Paige KaliskiMarch 15, 2016
    the granola is good. if you go during busy hours though they may kick you out :( lots of cute girls to stare at though....
  • Gerard D.
    Gerard DuttonJune 24, 2013
    Try the excellent oatmeal raison cookie! Only one bite left for the photo!
  • Annie
    AnnieNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget there are two wireless networks: unicorn delight and unicornicopia. Usually one of them works.
  • William O.
    William OngenaeDecember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I travel from lakeview to come here. Jus a great eclectic mix of students and townies. Not to mention a great cup of coffee.
  • Kyle
    KyleOctober 20, 2012
    Prices are lower if you stay, and it's worth it anyway!
  • Tricia L.
    Tricia LeeMarch 17, 2013
    They have Hoosier Mama pie here! Only place in the burbs you can get it!
  • Alex U.
    Alex UrbiolaJune 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best coffee in town, great bagels, awesome baristas! Cash Only.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BurkeAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Baristas are great conversationalists...nice tips yield zenful interactions
  • Claire M.
    Claire MalleyAugust 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come early for the morning pastries and leave love notes in a red journal behind the bench.
  • Chris d.
    Chris de KokAugust 27, 2014
    Decent coffee and sandwiches (if slightly overpriced) but weirdly "cash only"...
  • Alex U.
    Alex UrbiolaApril 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Great baristas! Awesome art work displayed.
  • Chenjing W.
    Chenjing WangJanuary 30, 2017
    Good place to be focused and get work done. Feel the school vibe
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MorrisMay 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The morning muffin and cinny muffin are to die for!
  • Dragos
    DragosFebruary 29, 2012
    Cash only savings s/b passed on to consumers, lower that sm banana bread slice below $2/pc
  • Tracey K.
    Tracey KJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The pie's from Hoosier Mama - go for it ala mode!
  • Patch
    PatchSeptember 29, 2011
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  • Nicolle
    NicolleNovember 17, 2015
    Hot cider and iced coffee
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel C.May 6, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    It's like walking into Stars Hollow every morning.
  • Robert J.
    Robert JonesMay 16, 2010
    Great space but don't forget they only take cash.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SaintSeptember 9, 2010
    Internet, great regulars, and a mean cup of joe
  • Alex U.
    Alex UrbiolaJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the spinach and feta pie
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel C.April 14, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Horchata iced coffee 👍
  • Alex U.
    Alex UrbiolaJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the iced chai!
  • Jason
    JasonSeptember 17, 2010
    If you slay a unicorn, you get a free mocha
  • Olga G.
    Olga GonzalezSeptember 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    So great!!
  • Seth T.
    Seth TisueMay 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I feel completely at home here.
  • EJ E.
    EJ EllisOctober 8, 2014
    So many yuppies
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth B.April 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Smells kind of like stale hipsters
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