After working as a barista in the cafe, Tracie bought the Unicorn from the original owners in 2003, rescuing our little Uni from the fate of being bought out by a big coffee chain. Today, the Unicorn is one of Evanston’s favorite places to relax, read, write and enjoy a cup of coffee. Located a few blocks from Northwestern University, the Unicorn houses an excellent mix of locals and students. Come enjoy some Metropolis coffee, a wide selection of loose leaf teas, morning pastries that we bake in-house, delicious paninis and our famous, super fresh soup. We also have free wi-fi, so stay awhile.