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Higher Grounds Coffee

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1709 S West Ave, Freeport, IL 61032-6767
+1 815-297-9441
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Today
06:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 17:00
Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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Freeport, Illinois
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Only been through their drive through so no comments on seating or foods. Nice choice of coffees. Their large could be a little bigger.

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Thank freeportclaims
Freeport, Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Very up scale. Owner knows her market and her product. Tasty treats and lunch sandwiches and soups. Pleasant atmosphere to enjoy meeting friends or catching up online with free wifi. Neat fireplace when the weather gets nippy. Just added a quiet room for the more intense clients!

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Thank niteowl51
Cedarville, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I go to Higher Grounds three days a week. My day doesn't stat til I have had my Latte from there. They have the BEST customer service. All of there lattes and Frappachinos are amazing. They also have wonderful muffins and scones. If you looking for a great cup of coffee or a muffin this is the place to go.... More 

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Thank hpwh2010
Freeport, Illinois
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I love the fireplace and the cozy seating for sure! The coffee iced or warm is way to strong tasting. you can barely taste the flavoring they add. I had to douse mine is cinnamon and cloves and sugar .

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Thank Jenn F
Cynthia F, Owner at Higher Grounds Coffee, responded to this review

Jenn, Glad you enjoy our atmosphere! We really try to tailor our drinks to our customer's liking. If you prefer to taste the flavoring a little more, next time just ask for heavier flavoring and the barista will put in more pumps of it for you, no extra charge. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

You can see it, but can you find it? Once in, it's very well worth the effort. Try the scones along with your coffee.

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Thank Charlie_120451
Freeport, Illinois
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

The best place in town for coffee and drinks as well as a welcome spot for lunch. A true coffee shop but not pretentious as its competitors. the lunch selection is a welcome break from the fast food and chain selections. All this with a friendly helpful staff and local owners.

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1 Thank Joel L
Suphan Buri, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

This facility amazed me when it first opened -- before it existed, a donut shop sat in its place. This place (while a delicious and cheap place my family would go to every Sunday) was pretty much thick concrete, filled to the brim with cigarette smoke. It was truly a hole-in-the-wall, rather rough establishment. Then Higher Grounds came, and it... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

I just don't feel the love for this place. I've accompanied a friend who loves it a couple of times. Guess I'm just not a "coffee shop person". Coffee no better than McDonalds. Baked goods look better than they taste, and are overpriced.

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1 Thank Barbara V
San Ramon, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

.......to visit family. Coming from the coffee hub that is the Bay Area you'd think Dunkin Donuts would be my only port of call in this Midwest town that has seen better times. The latte here is very good and the breakfast sandwich even met my wife's high barrier of taste. If you find yourself in this sleepy town about... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

Good coffees and lattes. Delicious scones. Nice atmosphere for a chat over a cuppa. Clean and well maintained.

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1 Thank Catherine T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 10
Cuisine
Cafe, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 13:00
Monday
06:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 17:00
Thursday
06:30 - 17:00
Friday
06:30 - 17:00
Saturday
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1709 S West Ave, Freeport, IL 61032-6767
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 815-297-9441
Description
This is a warm, inviting and friendly place with a relaxed but upscale atmosphere. Only the highest quality freshly roasted specialty coffees from around the world are used. We offer a full menu of espresso beverages, specialty tea, hot chocolate, steamers, fruit smoothies and more, plus a wonderful selection of pastries and baked goods. Panini sandwiches and soup are served daily for lunch. The breakfast menu includes breakfast panini, quiche, pastries, muffins, scones and other selections. Free wireless internet access is available. Drive-up window, carryout. Breakfast and Lunch: under $10.00. Credit Cards Accepted for Purchases $5 and Above.

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