How to Get to the Cafe
The Cafe is located 1/2 block east of Chicago Avenue on Dempster Street. Dempster is 1200 North in Evanston.
You can reach us from both the North Shore and Chicago via Sheridan Road, which runs along Lake Michigan. From Sheridan, turn west onto Dempster and go about two and a half blocks -- the Cafe will be on the right.
From Chicago, you can also take Clark Street north, which becomes Chicago Avenue as you cross into Evanston at Howard Street. Take Chicago Avenue to Dempster Street and turn right. The Cafe will be on your left.
If you are coming via Green Bay Road from the north, take Green Bay until it becomes Ridge Avenue. From Ridge, turn left on Greenwood Street (you can't turn left onto Dempster from Ridge). Take Greenwood to Chicago Avenue and turn right. Go one block and turn left onto Dempster. The Cafe will be on your left.
Coming from the south on Ridge, turn right onto Dempster Street and go just past Chicago Avenue. The Cafe will be on your left.
Another option is the Edens Expressway (94), located about 3.5 miles west of us. Take the Dempster Street exit and go east on Dempster. The Cafe is just past Chicago Avenue on the left.
There is also a Dempster Street exit off of the 294 Tri-State Tollway but coming from the south only. Coming from the north on 294, take the Golf Road exit. Turn left at the traffic light and left again onto Golf. Take Golf to Waukegan Avenue and turn right. Take Waukegan to Dempster Street and turn left. Follow Dempster all the way to Evanston. The Cafe is just past Chicago Avenue on the left.
Metered parking is available on the street and in the lot marked on the map below. Free parking is available on side streets.
The CTA train, known locally as the "El," stops at Dempster Street, a block from the Cafe. For more information, call (312) 836-7000 or look for schedule and route information for the Purple Line (Linden-Loop) on the CTA's Web site. (The Purple Line runs express to and from downtown Chicago during rush hour on weekdays. At all other times, Evanston riders must transfer at Howard Street to the Red Line, which runs between Howard and downtown Chicago.)
The Metra train is also convenient -- it stops four blocks south of us at Main Street and six blocks north of us at Davis Street in downtown Evanston. From the Main Street stop, walk east to Chicago Avenue and follow Chicago north to Dempster. Turn right and the Cafe is a half block down on the lefthand side. From the Davis Street stop, walk east on Davis to Chicago Avenue. Turn right and walk four blocks to Dempster. Turn left and the Cafe is a half block down on the left side of the street. For more information, call (312) 836-7000 or go to the Metra Web site. Look for schedule and route information for the Union Pacific/North Line.