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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” (6 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
“pastry” (3 reviews)
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116 N Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4023
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The folks at Pekara definitely know what they’re doing when it comes to baked goods. Stopped by on three different mornings while in Champaign, and had a berry scone, a lemon and blueberry danish, and a spinach and feta danish, all of which were delicious....More

Thank IHal
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Had the roasted veg crepe. Came with provolone and guacamole. Delish but wish the veg had more bite to it. Expensive but worth it.

Thank Maria L
Reviewed 24 April 2018

I enjoyed visiting this place years ago when I was a student. It's still a good place for a great muffin and tea. I love the hibiscus tea in particular. The art on the walls from local folks is also beautiful.

Thank jas0719
Reviewed 13 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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