Evanston Games & Cafe is your friendly neighborhood game store with a culinary twist, offering sandwiches, salads, and baked goods prepared at local Evanston institution, The Celtic Knot. Products ranging from your favorite board games to role-playing guidebooks to Magic: the Gathering are available for purchase. If you can't find what you're looking for, we're always happy to take your order and give you a call or email as soon as it comes in. Note that due to the pandemic, food service is temporarily suspended. We still have an array of coffee and drinks!

On any given day at Evanston Games & Cafe, you can find members of our community finding new favorites in the free demo game library, congregating after school, or squeezing in a quick game of Magic during a lunch break. Our coffee, free wifi, and comfy seating combine for the perfect co-working space as well! See our calendar below for upcoming events, including introductory role-playing games, Magic tournaments, open board gaming nights, and more. The back room or full store can be reserved for special events such as birthdays or corporate get-togethers- call or email for details.


◊ Evanston Games & Cafe ◊ (224) 999-7615 ◊ evanstongamer@gmail.com ◊ 1610  Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 ◊



Egg Salad

Toasted Cheese

Portabella & Swiss

Grilled Chicken

Corned Beef & Swiss

Soups & Salads

Irish Chicken Soup

Soup of the Day

Caprese Salad

And More

Cupcake of the Month

House Soda

Chips or Crackers

Coffee  ◊  Tea  ◊  Lattes  ◊  Mochas  ◊  Cappuccinos  ◊  Espresso   ◊  Hot Chocolate


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