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9 East Coffee

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9 E Stephenson St, Freeport, IL 61032-4235
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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Downtown gathering spot

Though fine coffee is the lure, 9 East is known for great noon-time grub, eclectic menu changes daily. Fun place to hang out with friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Though fine coffee is the lure, 9 East is known for great noon-time grub, eclectic menu changes daily. Fun place to hang out with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Tasty homemade soups, sandwiches, side dishes and daily specials. Every day is a little bit different however they do have a core base of wonderful sandwiches. The owner and the staff are great and very courteous. I wish they had more reading material, i.e. Chicago Tribune, the almost daily Freeport rag, some magazines, etc. A nice cushy seating area in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had a late lunch last Friday, Did not have a taste for coffee or breakfast (they serve that all day (check hours as they are not open for dinner) Friday they were open till 3. Did have the guacamole turkey lunch special with crab soup. Very delicious. Nice size portions. Prices are not cheap but value for money. Quality is... More 

Thank transamdude
Freeport, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Interesting local coffee shop in refurbished downtown building. Good coffee and tea selection. Great homemade food. Hot dishes, sandwiches, desserts. They have a place to have meetings or small events. Interesting art or photo displays that rotate on a regular basis.

Thank niteowl51
roseville, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

9 East has very friendly service. It is a neat little place to grab a coffee and a snack. Or a chai tea latte if that is what you prefer.

Thank mk48066
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I am Starbucks snob- but one can't travel 45 minutes to Rockford for a Frap. I do enjoy the dark chocolate Frap here as well as the smoothies. The service is always very friendly. I visit Higher Grounds a few times each month. I enjoy the inside drinking/studying/talking option.

Thank calebandreak
Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We had purchased a Groupon and that's what motivated us to visit here. Sometimes using a Groupon is a hassle and has rules but it was accepted with friendliness and ease. The food was so fresh tasting and really good. We had chicken cashew salad and a deli turkey sandwich. The iced latte with cinnamon flavor was excellent. Only complaint... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the iced latte with 4 shots. The best. Excellent food. Try the loaded oatmeal for a treat. Great atmosphere. Nice place

Thank Ned F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Dashing about, I recently dropped in at 9 East Coffee for a quick bite.This is truly a place that serves: Good food fast! I enjoyed an overstuffed 1/2 tuna salad sandwich on yummy oat bread with a cup of tomato basil (one of my faves). The sandwich was fresh with just the right seasoning. The soup was tasty, but could... More 

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have only had lunch, I don't even know if it is open for dinner. I must check it out because I really enjoyed both my lunch visits. The food is excellent, at a good price, the atmosphere warm and inviting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 E Stephenson St, Freeport, IL 61032-4235
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: 815-233-7300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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