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Panera Bread

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1903 Convenience Pl, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-7814
+1 217-239-5000
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Danville, Illinois, United States
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144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Instead of hospital food, I was discharged at 9:30 and we headed to Panera for breakfast. The food and coffee were good , but the menu was very heavy on bread and grease. Butter, cream cheese, etc. Not exactly heart healthy, but tasty. The manegment was very friendly and helpful. This is not my kind of food , but it... More 

Thank janecS1001XO
Champaign, Illinois
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The food here is awesome. A large variety on the menu. The staff are great, friendly and have a positive attitude. The drive up window service is fast, unlike some of their competitors. The best location in Champaign.

Thank PorterSeamus
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Great sandwiches and soup. Bagels are out this world . Best bagels of all the bagel shops I have tried.

Thank Glenda R
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We enjoy our local Panera Bread shop in TN, but we were surprised by the slow service that we received at the Champaign Panera. We stopped in at an off-time when there were few people in the store. Although the food was fine the service--we had salads-- was very slow.

Thank Michael M
Urbana, Illinois
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I like certain tasty favorites at Panera but don't go there much anymore because their options cost more than a sit-down restaurant where I don't have to clear my own table! This time I tried the tomato soup. I imagined it would be a bisque but it tasted more like spaghetti sauce sans the pasta - no basil, no cheese.... More 

Thank Roqzy
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258 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Was driving through Champaign on way to Chicago on a Friday night. Hadn't planned on eating here, but it was open and not busy. Traveling with my cousin and we both ordered soup and a sandwich. Food was hot and fresh. The tea dispensers were empty, but it was near closing time so we didn't ask to make more. This... More 

Thank Hoosierfan_7
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Met a client here mid afternoon. Wasn't especially hungry, but found a nice little danish and an ice coffee. Client arrived shortly to enjoy a nice bowl of soup. The setting and danish were great! Found a table with an outlet for the laptop and connected to satisfactory Wi-Fi. Only drawback was the ice coffee. It was brewed WAY too... More 

Thank Paul S
Champaign, Illinois
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Good food and service is as fast as it can be. Morning coffee is good - prefer the light roast. Many veg options are great. Busy sometimes and so have to plan in advance to visit.

Thank Sendhil K
Peru, Illinois
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I love going for breakfast, the bagels are excellent and they have some really good seasonal pastries. I have had some really great lunch food as well, but their menu changes constantly and it's usually my favorites that get cut. Broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl is still a favorite though. This most recent trip was marred by the... More 

Thank Amanda T
Champaign IL
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I visit this place about once a week for breakfast, usually between opening and 45 minutes after that. I usually get one of their very delicious hot "souffles" (which really are "almost souffles" and are great). They don't always have every kind so I go in to see what they have rather than use drive-thru. They have five registers at... More 

Thank Doug M

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1903 Convenience Pl, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-7814
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-239-5000

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