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Pekara Bakery & Bistro

) #1 of 5 Bakeries in Champaign #24 of 281 Places to Eat in Champaign €€ - €€€ Cafe
116 N Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4023
+1 217-359-4500
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crepes” (5 reviews)
“pastry” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
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116 N Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Pekara! It seems like a lot of people don't know about this great place, but I really recommend it. The pastries are some of the best around and the crepes are awesome as well. This is the perfect place for a nice lunch...More

Thank kristingentile
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a nice place for lunch or a pastry. Small place but friendly and welcoming. Excellent baked breads also.

Thank Leta S
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The baked goods are beautiful and delicious at Pekara. It is such an authentic bakery. I suggest trying anything and everything there and top it off with great coffee or hot tea.

Thank Kimiv2013
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Nice bakery and cafe in Diwntown Champaign. Sweet Almond Crossant-excellent they only make 4-5 a day and need to order in advance to take home. Walnut Crescents also good

Thank Clevlander
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The food here is excellent but the staff treats you like you are an annoyance to them. French onion soup is my favorite there but the mac and cheese is very good too.

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I just had the best sandwich I've had in Champaign-Urbana. It was the warm Banh-Mi pork sandwich at Pekara, which I took home. The bread was tender and fresh, the pulled pork very well seasoned, the pickled onions, cilantro, lime, and other toppings made a...More

Thank TamuSabby
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This bakery is a favorite of mine for bringing small groups (3 or less). It has incredibly small seating so it can be difficult to find seating for 3. Everything is baked fresh and the groups I'm with have never had a bad dish. My...More

Thank biogirltraveling
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I am very much a lover of all things European, especially French since I am a French teacher. Everything looked delicious and top quality, which pleased me greatly due to my travels in Europe. Today, I had a top-notch croissant and an iced chai latter....More

Thank Robbie S
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is a nice place for lunch, or coffee and pastry. The baked goods are absolutely fabulous! It seems to be a local gem.

Thank TamuSabby
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I love crepes and there's not an abundance of places to get those around here. Quick service, decent prices, excellent food.

Thank enrica3anatra
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 N Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4023
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-359-4500
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