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Common Grounds

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1612 Charleston Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938-3935
+1 217-235-2326
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I used to find this place quite nice but after stopping in here a week ago I felt compelled to add a review. Ordered regular coffee…. not given a regular cup or offers of refills like in the past. The girl who took our order was put out acting. When our food came out, it was average. No one had... More 

1 Thank pokey89
Springfield, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Got a smoothie here on Saturday and as always their service was fast and friendly. I always enjoy going to our monthly gatherings there as they treat their customers well.

Thank Kevin C
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Being a chef I sometimes am a bit critical, BUT, Common Grounds always delivers delicious mouth watering food and any concoction is whipped up that I can dream up!!! (Usually an extra shot of espresso) involved!! Great job to everyone there!!!

1 Thank Marty W
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to get some Java and to do a bit of computer work. The ordering is facing the back of the store and pick up is around the side....little confusing but not a big deal. Staff was pretty friendly. Coffee was nice and hot. A nice blend. I ordered the breakfast sandwich---it was good but it was greasy and... More 

1 Thank sophiecleo
Mattoon, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great place for groups to gather, small or large. Great place to meet clients, quaint, free wi-fi, great coffee options, great smoothies and desert.

1 Thank SeirraTravel
arcola, Ill
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very "in" coffee bar, also serving breakfast and lunch. Gathering place for small meetings, meeting old friends and making new ones. Nice selection of sandwiches and specialties as well as wonderful hot and cold drinks and deserts and bakery treats

1 Thank karen f
Athens, Georgia
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was initially pleased to find a local coffee shop as I traveled through Mattoon, and both the location and the ambiance were nice. The layout of the counter is less-than-desireable: I had to walk way to the hidden back counter to order and then come back around to the front of the cafe to add cream to my coffee.... More 

1 Thank dixiedorena
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149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

When I am in Mattoon, this is my number one choice for several reasons. First of all, it has a different menu--wraps, salads, croissants so not the usual fast food fried food. Second of all, I like the quaint atmosphere of eclectic decor with mismatch chairs and table decoupaged with magazine clippings--feel like I am on the set of Friends.... More 

1 Thank IllinoisMrsZ
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

The food was overpriced and not good whatsoever. Their homemade chips were dreadful and I was informed the reason why they were so expensive was because they were an upgrade to the chips they served before.....wow I can not imagine a chip worse than the ones that I was served. My Caesar chicken sandwich was terrible. It had thinly sliced... More 

1 Thank Kathy Y
Mattoon, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

They have good coffee and lots to choose from. Their food is very good and well priced. Sometimes parking can be a problem, but even at its worse it is only a short walk. Several locals enjoy meeting there at different times of the day, when they solve the worlds problems. :-)

1 Thank David G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1612 Charleston Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938-3935
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mattoon
  • Phone Number: +1 217-235-2326

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