Merry Anne's

17th Avenue SW
Champaign, IL

all damned night!

Merry Anne's is too near everything to be friendly at any but the wee hours. 11-1:30 and 3-5 are best if you want to avoid the drunk frat boys and girls who want to eat everything in sight.

The waitresses here are without parallel. You can imagine no kinder midwesterner. They will never let your coffee cool and are as willing to talk about the eggs as they are to talk about world politics.

This place has its regulars and is a favorite of the late-night study crowd, but there is hardly ever a wait...go figure.

—Josh gorman