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Sam's Cafe

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115 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
+1 217-352-7102
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Jan 29, 2017
“Best breakfast!”
Jan 18, 2017
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Diner, Cafe
115 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
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Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

We love to go to Sam's for French toast! The staff is friendly, the food is hot and tasty! Old time diner feel. No frills just delicious food and excellent service.

Thank Suzie M
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We go to Sam's Café once a month or so. The French toast is great. I am not sure exactly how it is made, but it seems to be plain white bread coated in a pancake batter. It's crisped up and sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar. Can't...More

Thank chronis01
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Sam's Cafe last Sunday, mid morning. It was as described, a local establishment, the decor was plain but the food was delicious. It was seat yourself style. It was busy, so be prepared to wait. The menu was substantial with...More

1  Thank Geri C
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Sam's is my favorite breakfast place. He has the best pancakes you ever put in your mouth. The service is great and Sam always has a smile and a warm greeting.

1  Thank merlegirldanville
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

I have been eating breakfast at Sam's Cafe for years. If family and friends come to visit we eat a Sam's. It is a little hard to find. Located on the west side of Walnut Street in downtown. Just south of Radio Maria's ( also...More

Thank phares3205
Reviewed August 16, 2016

The French Toast at Sam's is very unique and a very special treat. A must try when visiting Sam's. An inexpensive treasure located in downtown Champaign.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Sam's Café is your basic old school, greasy spoon diner. Everything smells and tastes like the same oil. Best for breakfast.

Thank supapfunk
Reviewed April 25, 2016

It may not look like much, but the friendly service and bar behind the grill to watch Sam cook is fun and the food is simple but great.

Thank Marti P
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Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Been around since I was a kid. Its always busy, rightfully so. I feel like the prices haven't changed in years. Sam and his family are great people. Just a small cozy diner with hot coffe nice people and good food. Bring...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed January 17, 2016

Stopped by Sam's Cafe today, Great Food, Great Service, Great Price! Will definitely stop by again, and recommend it to others!

Thank Emily B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 N Walnut St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4009
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-352-7102
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