Illusion Cafe provides a variety of sweet, salty, and savory menu items. We are proud to say that everything we serve is made fresh in the house. Lounge and enjoy your robust coffee during a day or take advantage of one of our signature Martinis for a happy hour treat.  From flatbreads and yummy sandwiches to crunchy salads and smoothies – Illusion Cafe can satisfy any craving you desire!

We Serve Martinis
Fresh Chicken Dish

Our bar starts with our community

What matters to us is the people who come in to spend time at Illusion. We love organizing community engagement with football and soccer nights, food challenges, charity events, live music, wine tasting.. well you get the idea. We're inviting you to stop by and get to know us. If there is one thing we can promise you is the warm and genuine way we approach our guests. We've been here since 1999 serving our community and we absolutely love everything about it.

Family owned business


Illusion Café has served the community for over 20 years. Christopher Wozniczka and his wife Nikki opened Illusion Cafe to bring Des Plaines a bar that’s more than food and drinks but also a bar that brings the community together. Expect flavorful menu items, tasty drinks, and a sociable atmosphere filled with laughter, and a sense of community. Illusion Cafe is your home away from home.

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Catering Shrimp


Whether you’re thinking of throwing a large-scale event or simple lunch catering, every element matters. From fresh, local ingredients to elegant cuisine stations to professional service, you’ll see our attention to detail in everything we do when it comes to crafting your party’s catering menu.

Catering Hummus with celery sticks and carrots
Catering BBQ Beef Brisket

Bar Amenities

Free WiFi

Outdoor Seating

Good for Late Night

Full Bar

Good for Groups

Offers Catering

Accepts Credit Cards