Sam's Cafe

115 N Walnut St, Champaign
(217) 352-7102

Recent Reviews


I could really enjoy Breakfast thanks to Sam’s Cafe. I highly recommend here!

David Kindred

Classic American greasy spoon diner.It's been a while since I was last here, but I'm happy to say Sam's is still the same Sam's we all love!Like a certain bunny, still going!

Samuel Weeks

We picked this location because I share the name. We had nine people in our convoy and everyone kept talking about how good the food was. It's a quaint shop that reminds me of the locally owned shops in New York. Food was amazing! Servings were large for the prices. I finished my plate and then my wife's and then my sisters. The only reason I stopped eating was I was making myself sick from trying to eat too much. I'll say it again, it's amazing.

Ryan Bailey

This was fine. It's a low-budget greasy spoon. If you are looking for a run-of-the-mill American breakfast, this place is fine.Toast is just white bread from the store and I'm pretty sure the sausage is just some frozen jimmy dean fare. The coffee was ok.Cash-only at the register which I found immensely irritating. Some folks had to visit the ATM across the street.The redeeming feature was the price. It is what it tastes like: pretty cheap.

Josh H

Tell me where to get a better breakfast, you can't! Best staff hands down, food on your table within 10 min at its busiest and your coffee will stay full. The prices are unbeatable.

Kiara Addison

The food is great,delicious and reasonable. Great staff and cook. Great Job Guys n Gals ?


I really enjoyed this restaurant! You can tell it's definitely a local favorite! The food was made to order everything was delicious! The customer service is wonderful! I stop in everytime I'm in the Champaign Area for breakfast??

Wing Man

This is a great little diner. The staff was very friendly and the food came out quick. The only downside to our visit is that they are cash only and they only have 4 top tables. But plan ahead and this spot is definitely worth it. We came in with 8 and nobody left anything on their plate.


This is a hole in the wall cafe in downtown Champaign & probably seats 40 max but food is great. Loved having the option of 1/2 order hash browns with my 2 egg breakfast & choice of meats with 2 egger are great. I went with the ham which was good but husband opted for pork chop & said it was cooked perfectly. Good value for good size portions & I'd come here again, maybe try the biscuits. & gravy that passed by our table or that French toast they're known for.

Krista Dawson

My favorite place to get breakfast! The food is incredible at a cheap price and everyone there is so sweet! Make sure to bring cash though! They are a cash only place!


Sam's Cafe offers a environment full of smiles and extremely reasonable prices for great food!

Aaron Niemeyer

Very friendly service and great food! We actually went for breakfast 2 days in a row!

Kathy Saad

Best little homey breakfast place n town...great food & great people..???

Paul R T J.

It's a dive with fast service and excellent breakfast food. Service was with a smile.

Tracy Anderson

My husband and I ate at Sam's for the first time.Did not disappoint!!I had eggs, ham and hashbrowns and the hubby had pancakes.Note: Cash Only...

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