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Sunrise Cafe

1201 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704-3008
+1 217-753-1311
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
“hamburger” (4 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner
1201 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704-3008
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw an article in the newspaper and decided to try this Diner- and we just keep going back every single weekend!!! $7.45 for 3 eggs, meat, potatoes (hasbrown casserole, fries, gator tots, hash browns), and toast (white, wheat, eye, English muffin, or biscuits) and a...More

Thank illini G
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We struggled to find something besides fast food in this area. But, it's here! Counter with stools, booths, little tables. Nice efficient waitresses and cooks. All-day breakfasts, sandwiches,and some fancier dinners like chicken-fried steak, spaghetti, chicken. It's not cool and genuinely retro, but the food...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This place opens very early in the morning, therefore it's a great place to go for breakfast when everybody else is asleep. The attention of the staff is always good, and they offer standard breakfast items including eggs, pancakes, omelets and coffee. It's always consistently...More

Thank Clevlander
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Everything here is excellent! The hamburgers, the biscuits and gravy, the corn beef hash, the coffee, you name it. The servers are attentive and remember our orders every time we go.

Thank Bubsy_Malone
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and staff! ! Best breakfast and burgers in town. Just a great place to eat! The daily specials are home cooking and if you leave hungry it's rare.

Thank Barkley D
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is the earliest place where you can find breakfast in Springfield. Service at counter is usually fast and they offer all the traditional breakfast items that you would expect at a diner. Food is decent and prices are fair.

Thank Clevlander
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Sunrise Café was one of my favorite eateries when I was working across the street at Illinois DHS. Now that I'm working in Springfield again, I've been back several times. When I worked on South Grand, I ate breakfast and lunch there many times, and...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This great little diner is a few blocks down the street from the Inn at 835. We sat at the counter, which offered a full view in the kitchen. Watching the cooks flipping hash browns and eggs was very entertaining. The waitresses all had their...More

Thank Ramona D
Reviewed 8 October 2016

i AM UNABLE TO DECIDE whether the wait-crew @ the Sunrise Cafe is understaffed or under-motivated. My bet, after eating here, is the latter of the two options. Entering, I noted the place was busy but no one else was waiting. There were no signs...More

Thank BRAD U
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and welcoming American place. Loved the weekend special breakfast with such reasonable prices. Fairly close to downtown. The only reason am not giving it a five is because the coffee is terrible.

Thank Reyna017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704-3008
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-753-1311
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