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242 E Side Sq, Carlinville, IL 62626-1747
+1 217-854-3686
07:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant Atmosphere, and good Selection of coffees. Go there to relax and have my special coffee, have it made exactly the way I enjoy. And they always seem to provide me with that, each time I go.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Houston, Texas
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Traveling old Route 66, I stopped here for a cup of coffee and really glad that I did. Not only do they serve coffee here, but homemade cookies and cakes as well. It was a very restful and peaceful stop in the middle of the afternoon. Although it is locally operated, the prices were reasonable and inexpensive. Many thanks to... More 

1 Thank Jesse R
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I asked why was the Coffee Shop called The Refugee Coffee House and the reason is very simple, the owners recognize that as they are in a town which is on Route 66 and it has many travellers from over the world, they wanted to provide a place for these travellers to feel free and comfortable to stop off, have... More 

1 Thank Anthony G
Ambleside, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stopped here for a mid morning coffee when riding Route 66, cracking latte, and one of the few good coffees on the route, Really friendly and set in a smashing town square that could have come from a film set. well worth a stop

1 Thank Tony S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This lovely coffee shop has excellent food. A wide variety menu items along with Mocachinno to die for! Staff is pleasant and friendly!

Thank ngmihalek
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Great ambience, comfortable and relaxed seating. Enjoyed a nice latte in comfort with friendly staff. Would go again!

Thank Brian W
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

On a rainy day, we took refuge here for a light lunch and a great coffee. Very homey and comfortable setting. Eclectic artwork and furnishings brightened the senses. Interesting food offerings.

Thank Kat N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

This is a horrible coffee house. The owner is awful, and the coffee is just mediocre. I woud not recommend this to anyone.

Thank Novae5
Brisbane, Australia
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178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

I love places that surprise you! When you look at the outside of this coffee shop you may not be too impressed but get over that and you will find the same surprisingly comfortable interior, slightly Bohemian in style, but good coffee and good staff, well worth a visit on the old Route 66.

Thank Magnums2009
Springfield, Illinois
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285 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Awesome coffee drinks, good soups and sandwiches. Coffeehouse atmosphere on the quaint Carlinville square.

Thank Dawnie_Bird

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 E Side Sq, Carlinville, IL 62626-1747
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carlinville
  • Phone Number: +1 217-854-3686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?