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Pekara Bakery & Bistro

116 N Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4023
+1 217-359-4500
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (4 reviews)
“pastry” (3 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
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116 N Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4023
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Oh M Gee! The cinnamon roll at this place is to die for. I am not a HUGE sweets lover and do not eat a lot of pastry items, but I literally grab one of these cinnamon rolls every time I am at Pekara (heats...More

Thank TamiMcV
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Some interesting bakery items here, but the espresso was really thin mud, tasteless and without crema.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Visited this bakery when we visited my daughter at the university. It was busy when I first went and there was a line all the way to the door so I decided to come back later. They have cupcakes to tarts and cookies. My daughter...More

Thank Marilou D
Reviewed 23 July 2017

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 22 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 22 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 12 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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