(217) 428-1120
Mon – Sat | 6:30am – 2pm
Sun | 8am -2pm


(217) 428-1120
Mon – Sat | 6:30am – 2pm
Sun | 8am – 2pm

family owned cafe

We are known for our breakfast, homemade desserts, soups, and chili.

Our family has been operating the cafe since 2003.

Downtown Café and Bakery

The Downtown Cafe is a family-owned and operated business in downtown Decatur, IL. We are known for our breakfast, homemade desserts, soups, and chili. Our family has been operating the cafe since 2003. We are pleased to offer breakfast all day with lunch items available at 10:30am. We are proud to offer a variety of items for everyone’s price range, from our homemade biscuits with sausage gravy to a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. All our omelettes are made with fresh ingredients. The Huevos Rancheros and our burrito, featuring our chef’s house-made chorizo, are our customers’ favorites.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help you with any requests you might have. We are open 7 days a week. We also offer plenty for your sweet tooth, from my grandmother’s coffee cake to cinnamon twists and our homemade pies. In an effort to help other small, local businesses, we have chosen to feature Marquis Coffee and pork products from Heinkel’s Packing.

We love our community! We offer 25% off for first responders in uniform – every day. We also offer free breakfast for Veterans on Veterans Day.

"Our favorite breakfast joint in town! Friendly people and good food at a good price!"

- Ryan

"The horseshoe breakfast was delicious this is a nice little cafe first time here I'll come back next time I come through town."

- Greg

"Great food, great customer service, and an awesome atmosphere. It’s like eating at a relative’s house while visiting. I love eating here! Recommended if you like home cooked meals but don't want to clean up your mess..... Lol."

- Nicholas

"Absolutely amazing food really awesome staff and beyond fair price definitely get way bigger portions here than anywhere else I've been!!!"

- Lacy

"Nothing better than finding a family friendly, cozy breakfast spot in a historic bldg. downtown. Warm smiles and greetings all around. Simple yet above standard breakfast or lunch options. Had to try the biscuits and gravy with sides of bacon and egg. Biscuits were fluffy and gravy made with bits of sausage, smooth and creamy texture were a perfect match. Highly recommend but missed out on a picture of eggs benedict, the special of the day. Looking forward to returning and trying lunch!"

- Chad

"Absolutely great place. The people there are extremely polite, friendly, and patient. Great service and friendly atmosphere!

But, most importantly, the breakfast horseshoe I ordered was the best food I have eaten ALL YEAR! Their gravy is absolutely perfect, the eggs were cooked well, the bread was toasted just right.... everything about it was perfect! Definitely commend the chefs there."

- Thomas

"Simple diner food done very well in a pleasant environment. My favorite breakfast spot in Decatur."

- Stephen

Online ordering

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