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114 E Beaufort St, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-3099
+1 309-452-6774
Today
07:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Bloomington, Illinois
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128 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I admit it: I feel embarassed to go out to eat alone. I much prefer to hang with a friend or 10 when going out for a meal. But one day I found myself in Uptown Normal, hungry, and decided to stop at the Coffee House. Folks, this is the quintessential college town coffee/food/read a book/do your homework type of... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

When I walked in the staff at the counter was huddled around someone's phone ... don't know if they were looking for Pokémon? However, I ordered a piece of quiche and a large coffee. I received the coffee when I paid but waited over 14 minutes for a slice of quiche. I asked, and they didn't make it fresh, it... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The food here caters to those who prefer alternatives to meat dishes. I found the service welcoming and professional, but the food just tasted so-so. For a retro-charming locale, this is a good choice. We didn't sample the desserts or the coffee, so you may find something there.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Typical college town coffee house. Excellent coffee choices and cheap refills. Breakfast is typically organic or some kind of healthy choice. Large place so there's always someplace to sit.

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Thank craig m
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

When I went to school at ISU, I rarely came to the coffeehouse to eat, due to the very slow service and "do it yourself" attitude (after your meal, you pick up your plates/dirty dishes and trash, and place it in a bin of dirty dishes). However, I enjoy the atmosphere that has emerged now that the coffee shop has... More 

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Thank Emily K
central Illinois
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Coffeehouse & Deli in Uptown Normal is definitely a local hangout for college students as well as those who graduated. For instance, realtors and baby boomers are up early for coffee here on Saturday mornings when the students are sleeping in. Though this place has had a few owners, the vibe, furniture, coffee, ice cream, menu, and atmosphere remain... More 

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Thank GoGoGeekGirl
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We made a stop here for a quick bite before hitting the road. Great French toast but the serving was too big. I ate two pieces out of six. So one serving is good for two people. Fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee was delicious. My son had warm milk with a biscotti and he loved it. My other son... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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155 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

The entire menu is vegetarian with some vegan options. They have a lot of options with daily specials. The atmosphere is very relaxed and welcoming. The service is friendly. The food is good and reasonably priced.

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Thank AnnaNJohnny
Illinois
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170 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

I've been coming here since college. There was a time I thought of having my mail delivered there. It just feels like home. Still has the same chairs and furniture from 1989 - so not a trendy place at all. But the breakfasts are delicious and there's a great vibe about the place. You can spread your stuff out, read... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Confused wait staff; watery coffee from a dirty root beer mug; brought out one of two breakfasts; food is meh; find some place else

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 E Beaufort St, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-3099
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-452-6774

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