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205 W North St, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761
309-454-7575
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Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Good Coffee & Pasteries

Great little coffee shop in downtown Bloomington. Good coffee and pastries without the Starbucks pretense and prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
ILBells
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Great little coffee shop in downtown Bloomington. Good coffee and pastries without the Starbucks pretense and prices.

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Thank ILBells
Normal, Illinois
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Both CoffeeHound locations have great coffee. It is made with care a a lot of pride in the product. But the service is so bad I hate going there. The people act like they are doing you a favor getting your order ready. Both stores never have enough help. If you are wanting a cup to go, then plan on... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is a smaller and simpler restaurant. The food is great and so is the service. Prices are good too. The menu isn't extensive but there are many good choices there. Many vegetarian items as well.

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Thank IBPacman
Normal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

There are two locations one in downtown Bloomington and one in uptown Normal. They do their own roasting and have a variety of light baked goods. It is deservedly a community favorite.

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Thank jericholake
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I do enjoy my espresso drinks and they do them well. I enjoy the mochas and such. Then you sit and people watch out the windows to "uptown Normal" as all the passers by are busy doing things. It's a great experience.

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Thank DEPluma
Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Excellent experience every time. Can get a little crowded, but you can usually find a place to sit even at the peak.

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Thank Chicag-adelphia
central Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Coffeehound is a wonderful coffeehouse within a short walk from the ISU campus. It is one door down from the Normal Theater and around the corner from the Marriot and the new Hyatt Place. The owners have entered several coffee competitions around the U.S and have come back with trophies that they proudly display. The bright green walls and... More 

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Thank GoGoGeekGirl
central Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

They make a real one here, not the huge, frothy, milkshake flavored with coffee like Starbuck's does. A "normal"-sized cup, perfect balance of espresso and steamed milk, creamy froth on top, all served on a tray with a glass of Perrier. It's Normal, not Italy, but it's still delicious.

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Thank maudie400
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Parking can be tricky but not if you are patient and willing to go around the block! The coffee was great and I like to support the small business owners!

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1 Thank jenmbs
Normal, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We stop by here each Saturday morning and service/atmosphere is always nice. Several coffees and lattes to choose from -- for a snack, the Amish breakfast cake is the best!

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  • Address: 205 W North St, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: 309-454-7575

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