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205 W North St, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761
309-454-7575
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Real cappucino

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
maudie400
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central Illinois
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central Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I've been to the Coffee Hound many times over the past couple of years because one of my daughters attends ISU. The Coffee Hound has a great local, cozy vibe, you could easily hang out for hours. There are alot of students meeting & studying, others holding business meetings & friends just chatting. The ambiance is very comfortable & there... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Coffee Hound serves up consistently delicious drinks and treats in two cozy settings (downtown Bloomington and Uptown Normal). Their coffees are strong but not bitter. I'm partial to the look of the Bloomington location, and it's a good stop on Farmer's Market Saturdays.

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Bloomington, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We are regulars at "the hound." We are huge coffee snobs and even purchase our beans from them! The red dog blend is our personal favorite. We love their teas, their coffees and they usually have a nice variety of baked goods. My husband loves the house cortado, served with mineral water. The ambiance is great...sometimes quite stuffy and overcrowded... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I'm a coffee snob. I like the real deal, not foo foo coffee laden with chocolate syrup and sugar. The Cappuccino at the Coffee Hound is one of my favorites. The atmosphere is comfortable and the treats are delicious. Try the made-in-house granola. YUM. My only small gripe is that they are not open late enough on weekdays (6 pm).... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great choices of teas and coffees, nice atmosphere and some tasty (not healthy) pastry/muffin items.

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Portage, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This is a great place to stop in for fresh, craft roasted coffee and snacks. The iced coffee was great, and so were the scones. Perfect little pick me up location. Great, friendly staff, too.

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Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

I am writing this review from Cuenca, Ecuador where I am spending some time with family and friends. Coffee here is good, but I miss my coffeehound lattes. For me, coffee is one of those food items that is connected to home. I grew up drinking coffee that was picked from our small yard and freshly roasted by my Abuelita.... More 

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

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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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