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Cafe Brio

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American, Cafe, Contemporary
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524 E Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62701-1505
+1 217-544-0574
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 15:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
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146 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were in Springfield for an event and were very happy to find a restaurant open at 2:30pm. Most places were closed. And this restaurant closes at 3pm, but they did not rush us. There was one other table occupied when we arrived and they left right as we got our food. The southwest Cobb salad was good. Our daughter... More 

Thank nagiffag
Springfield, Illinois
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915 reviews
584 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times after church on Sunday's for breakfast. It has a slight Latin taste to his food, and the breakfast are decent but a bit overpriced relative to quality. There is construction going on now above the restaurant and I'm not sure how this is going to affect service in the future.

Thank Clevlander
Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Didn't find a lot of places that offered vegan/vegetarian options. Café Brio did - the staff was friendly and helpful. It was mid-late afternoon and they seemed to be out of some of what interested me - but I still would recommend stopping by.

Thank Amy R
Menomonee Falls
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

There aren't too many options downtown Springfield on Sunday. This was a delightful. I had the Shrimp BLT Boat. The shrimp wasn't the greatest quality but great seasoning. I had a side salad that was fresh. My hubby had the Chipotle Chicken, which he enjoyed. The homemade chips were good.

Thank Nicole A
Naperville, IL
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

My kids were really hungry, and while walking to another cafe we'd heard was good came upon this one. Menu looked up my alley so we tried it. No kids menu which is fine - lots to choose from. I got the halibut served with lots of yummy veggies, my favorite combo. My 10 year old got steak tacos and... More 

Thank funfam07
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

So not much is open downtown on Sunday. We stumbled onto cafe brio and are happy that we did. Hostess was a bit distant and the live music was not so great. But our waitress was friendly helpful and efficient. The food was tasty, I had pork salad which was unique and yummy. Iced tea was wonderful especially as the... More 

Thank MsKelliH
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We stopped as their website had an interesting item on the menu. We got seated, and then things went like this: Waitress: I’m sorry, we ran out of Pinot Grigio. Us: No big deal, that’s not what we normally drink anyway. Waitress: I’m sorry, we haven’t updated our website in a while. The item you’ve asked for is no longer... More 

Thank JWinChicago
Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

We sat out and had our meal because the weather was great. The homemade soup was delicious. The sandwiches were not as plentiful but It did go along with the price so I can't complain

Thank Darrlyn K
Springfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

i was at the Route 66 Mother road festival and decided to walk on in. Very busy. Sat at bar area. Won't be back. It was not the food, but the smell that was in the place. Can't quite pin it down. Maybe musty water smell. Hope they fix it. place must be popular,always seems busy.

Thank KathleenBarrett3
Oak Brook, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Lovely place for lunch great cheese steak Sandwhich ( only homade cheese was little salty)and Homemade fries and my husband had amazing Fish and chips great food lively cozy artestic place we really enjoyed the lunch there !! Last but not least the best server Amanda she was very pleasant hospitable efficient!!

Thank Saj A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 E Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62701-1505
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-544-0574

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?