Papo’s Café is a locally owned and operated café in Springfield, Illinois serving made-from-scratch breakfast, lunches, desserts and hand-crafted coffee drinks. Whether you dine in, carry-out or drive-thru, you still get the same made-from-scratch goodness in every bite.
The Original Papos
PAPO'S CAFE STORY
|Papo’s Café opened its doors on the west side of Springfield in the Spring of 2018 by local restaurateur Will Hoecker. He has a passion for creating restaurants that fit seamlessly into the local scene as the menu boasts flavorful foods within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere—and Papo’s is no exception. Will named the café in memory of both of his grandfathers—Thomas Armstead and William Hoecker, Sr. These “Papos” were very involved within the Central Illinois community in which they were proud to call home. Thomas was part of the Springfield Fire Department for 28 years and then served as the Illinois State Fire Marshall for 10 years. William was a World War II Army veteran and owner of the Hoecker & Associates Real Estate and Insurance Company. Both men were a part of the Christ the King Parish and loved sharing a great meal with friends and family. We know they would love the made-from-scratch dishes coming from the Papo’s Café kitchen.|