We have compiled a great list of brunch spots in and around Champaign-Urbana where you and your family can go to relax and enjoy a delicious Easter feast on April 4. Reservations are recommended at many locations. We recommend calling ahead. All information included in this post was accurate at time of publishing.
Art Mart, 1705 S. Prospect Ave., Champaign: Art Mart will be featuring take and bake breakfast casseroles by preorder only. They will also have Easter sides by preorder as well. Call 217-344-7979 to order.
Bayern Stube, 209 N. Sangamon Ave., Gibson City: Open from 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Brunch served until 2:00 p.m. A special Easter menu is being planned, but final details are not available at at this time. Reservations are highly encouraged. (217) 784-8304
Big Grove Tavern, 1 E. Main St., Champaign: Big Grove is still finalizing their Easter menu, but is planning to offer some specials for the day. They will be serving brunch from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Call 217-239-3505 to make a reservation.
The Courier Cafe, 111 N. Race St., Urbana: Open from 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. for their traditional brunch options.
Hamilton Walker’s, 201 N. Neil St., Champaign: Served from noon-7 p.m., Hamilton Walker’s will feature a four-course Easter supper. This includes an appetizer of mini crab cakes, date skewers, or shrimp cocktail, salad, and prime rib or dijon glazed salmon. Bread pudding will be served for dessert. The meal will also include a glass of house red or white wine, or specialty non-alcoholic beverage. Please note that the special Easter menu will be the only menu featured on Easter but children will be served from the kid’s menu.
Jack’s Cafe, 210 Sunset Dr., LeRoy: Enjoy a home-cooked breakfast or lunch starting at 7 a.m. Regular menu items available on Easter Sunday plus a few specials will be featured. Open until 3 p.m. Reservations are accepted by calling (309) 962-8000, but are not required.
Le Peep, 2209 S. Neil St., Champaign: Le Peep will be open on on Easter Sunday serving brunch from 7:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Michaels’ Catering, 720 S. Neil St., Champaign: Choose between honey glazed bone-in ham steak or herb roasted leg of ham, vegetarian butternut squash lasagna. Sides include gruyere parmesan potatoes, poached asparagus, roasted baby carrots, deviled eggs, herb scones with butter, pineapple casserole, and jello salad. Add on individual carrot cake trifles, cheese rarebit spread, poached jumbo shrimp, relish tray, or egg casserole. Items will be available for pickup or delivery on Saturday, April 3 from noon-4:00 p.m.
Piato Catering, 804 E. Main St., Urbana: Choose between pancetta wrapped pork roast (gluten free), bourbon cider glazed ham (gluten free), or spring green risotto (vegetarian option). Starches include smoked gouda scalloped potatoes, cinnamon roasted butternut squash, and garlic and herb roasted potato medley. Vegetable options include roasted balsamic veggies, asparagus and mushroom blend, or rosemary and garlic roasted carrots. Dessert choices include Easter cheesecake, lemon tart, and raspberry Jell-o pie. All meals come with Blue Blue Moon Farm greens, sweet basil vinaigrette dressing, potato and leek soup, and Armenian Easter bread (gluten free or vegan bread upon request). Easter cookies are also available for order. All orders must be placed by 4 p.m. March 31 by calling 217-344-9015.
The Wheelhouse, 109 N. Main St., St. Joseph: Get your orders and/or reservations in soon! The Wheelhouse will be serving Easter brunch from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, either dine-in or to-go. Brunch choices will include brown sugar glazed ham; smoked sausage frittata; sticky bun French toast with berries, whip, and hazelnuts; biscuits and gravy; and more. Adult beverage options include Candy Carrot Mimosas or Lavender Gin & Tonic.
Easter Dinner To Go ($40/person) can be ordered ahead for Sunday pickup between 10am and 3pm. (Dinner Menu: Spring pea soup, spring greens salad, brown sugar glazed ham with smoked chicken gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and green beans, brioche rolls with herb butter, lemon tea cake with candied peaches.)
Desserts to enjoy after the main meal
Industrial Donut, 501 Commerce Dr., Savoy: Preorder your Hoppy Easter donut boxes online and select your desired pick up date and time. Easter donut decorating kits will also be available for purchase and include 12 plain donuts, 2 icings, 3 seasonal sprinkle mixes, and fun decorating embellishments.
The New Sweet Indulgence, 2149 S Neil St, Champaign: Special cake and cupcake flavors will be available for Easter including Boston cream pie, coconut cream, strawberry cheesecake, mint Oreo cream, and carrot cake. Decorated sugar cookies and cake truffles will also be available for order.
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