Brunch is the stuff summer Sundays are made of. OK, any Sunday – and now, even Saturdays too. Brunch seems decadent and has the veneer of being a luxury, especially when there are grown-up drinks involved too. But it’s really possible to get good bang for your brunch buck, especially here in Champaign-Urbana.
We asked our readers for their favorite family-friendly Champaign-Urbana brunch locales and they responded in earnest. Recommendations are supplied by our Readers on our Facebook page and are not endorsed by Chambanamoms.com. We are just the messengers here; always call to confirm pricing and menu details, as those are subject to change often and without notice.
Without further ado, Champaign-Urbana’s favorite family-friendly brunch restaurants:
Destihl, downtown Champaign: “Destihl, no doubt! Their kids pizza is enough for two small children (maybe even 3), the huevos rancheros are phenomenal and you can get adult beverages too. And…not very expensive ” “Huevos Rancheros are and match perfectly with their Bloody Mary, which is easily the best in town. They’re great with kids.”
Silvercreek, Urbana: “Endless yummy food options, great drinks & outdoor seating where you can watch the kids enjoy the nearby stream.” “We love the endless food choices, mimosas & relaxed atmosphere.” “My kids love it and we enjoy it, too.”
Big Grove Tavern, downtown Champaign: “We took our 9-week-old to our first brunch since becoming parents to Big Grove Tavern. The staff were so wonderful and accommodating from the moment we stepped in with the baby already crying!” “$10 BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS Saturday and Sunday!! Kid friendly”
Radio Maria, downtown Champaign:“Lots of good options for my picky eaters & flexible with allergies. Great grown-up options and drinks!” “Love the Mexican Coffee!”
Original Pancake House, Champaign: “The Original Pancake House is always fantastic.” “OHOP on summer mornings when it is not as crowded.”
Milo’s, Urbana: “There’s never anyone there! They don’t have a kids menu, but I make a kids meal out of sides!”
V Picasso, downtown Champaign: “Good food but the service is VERY slow so taking young kids can be difficult.” “Mimosas by the pitcher! Great food too!”
The Hub, Champaign (edge of Campustown)
Le Peep, Champaign
Monarch Brewing Company, Monticello
Harvest Market, Champaign
Huaraches Moroleon, Urbana
Courier Cafe, Urbana
Looking for recommendations just for PANCAKES in Champaign-Urbana? Yes, we have an article on that.
Did we miss your favorite? Add it in the comments!