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233 N Main St, Edwardsville, IL 62025
(618) 692-4150
Today
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A couple of years ago, I would have rated it higher...

I love this place. I've been coming in since they opened. It used to be the closest thing I had to a "hangout". As the place has prospered, they have continued to "improve and upgrade", (God Bless 'em), but I can't say I love the changes. I understand why, but I miss the old Sacred Grounds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2014
vkd62025
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I love this place. I've been coming in since they opened. It used to be the closest thing I had to a "hangout". As the place has prospered, they have continued to "improve and upgrade", (God Bless 'em), but I can't say I love the changes. I understand why, but I miss the old Sacred Grounds. From mismatched yard sale... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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274 reviews 274 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I"ve been going to SG for over 9 years. This time it was significantly different and not worth the drive from Alton for the poor service and $$$. You order @ a counter with items posted on a chalkboard or baked goods in a cabinet. I ordered a latte and a scrambled egg with toast. I waited a lengthy time... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Great place sit with friends and enjoy good food and great coffee. Nice selection of pastry and sandwiches.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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168 reviews 168 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Nice place to meet a friend or just enjoy a good book while you enjoy some great coffee and desserts. Its located in a rustic room in old downtown Edwardsville. Reminds me of a college coffeehouse from the 1960's. Nice atmosphere inside with a few tables along the street.

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Edwardsville, Il
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Scones are number one here. Fresh fruits,crispy outside and tender flakes inside. I am a scone maker and tester at most places. These far exceed any around the area. Vegetarian entrees at breakfast and get ready to beat the crowd.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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274 reviews 274 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is a great place to either sip a cuppa Joe with a pastry or eat a meal. The choices are diverse, always healthy, with fresh organic greens, homemade for all appetites.

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Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

First stop every other morning for a scone and a mocha. The relaxed atmosphere is very nice and the baristas' at times are too laid back. At times it appears they are somewhat not engaged, especially some of the males. Could be they have shy personalities, but they are all always nice. If you are in a hurry running late... More 

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St. Charles,Mo
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I've been here more than once. I would recommend coming at an earlier hour. More that half the food you attempt to order they run out of. I get the feeling the guy at the front counter though not unfriendly would rather be someplace else but there. The food I had is so so. The coffee is not bad though.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This used to be my go-to coffee shop. Unfortunately, the coffee is not as good as it used to be, the scones have shrunk tremendously, and the baristas are pretty indifferent.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Very eclectic place; think "hippy meets grunge". I've always had excellent service, the waitstaff is great about making suggestions on what to get (I'm very indecisive). Just a nice place to chill out and enjoy a snack.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 N Main St, Edwardsville, IL 62025
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Edwardsville
  • Phone Number: (618) 692-4150
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?