Kafein Inc

1621 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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Customer Reviews (18 reviews)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch Oct 11, 2008
Great coffee and delicious shakes! The atmosphere is funky, and laid back and this is reflected in the employees. It's a cool place to go and hang out to have a drink. They have food, but it's nothing special and seems... (more)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch Apr 11, 2008
I have been going to this place since I was in high school, so its been about 10 years now. The coffee drinks are fantastic, hands down some of the best I've ever had. Particularly the mocha shake! Mmmmmm.... Yes the... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 05, 2006
This is a great place. It's a low key coffeeshop where the music doesn't repeat and the drinks are fantastic. It's unique, independent, and female-owned, as an added plus. The service is also friendly and genuine,... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 16, 2006
The waitresses at this place act like they've just come out of a coma. When asking about a specific drink on the menu I was told to look at the menu instead of asking questions. However, since it was pitch black on the... (more)

Robert L.

on Judys Book Apr 29, 2006
I'm glad to see the judysbook reviewers being honest about this place. I have heard raves about this place before I checked it out. I think most reviews were very kind. I guess it is a hangout for Northwestern students.... (more)

Michele M.

on Judys Book Nov 15, 2005
The place is bit disheveled and reminiscent of some of my college apartments. This is most likely due to the close proximity of Northwestern University If you can get past the college co-eds, past the mix-matched... (more)

Amanda W.

on Judys Book Sep 29, 2005
I don't really like the evenings at Kafein. I made the mistake of going there on a weekend night and it was packed with youngsters. It's fairly empty in the afternoons and now that they've got wi-fi, it's a great place to... (more)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch Sep 01, 2005
There is nothing spectacular here. The coffee and the foods are just OK. They try to create a bohemian style atmosphere, but the key word is try. This place does a lot of advertising so I think that's part of their... (more)

L J.

on Judys Book Aug 30, 2005
Sort-of a piano/jazz bar atmosphere but serving cool coffee drinks. A great "night life" alternative if you want to skip the bar scene or just need a night off from alcohol, although I think they might have some... (more)

Jeannette H.

on Judys Book Aug 16, 2005
Kafein has a pretty nice atmosphere compared to most of the coffee houses in Evanston because it's unique in decor, dark, and somewhere to go if you want to chat. It's also a nice place to hang out and maybe study... if... (more)
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