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Brews in BN

Coffee. Most of us can’t live without it. It’s the fuel that gets our day off to a good start and the pick-me-up we need in the middle of our afternoon slump. Now that the temperature is dropping, there’s no better place to relax than inside a cozy coffee shop. Check out some of the places to grab a coffee in BN!

Coffee Hound

915 E. Washington St., Bloomington

407 N. Main St., Bloomington
205 W. North St., Normal


This locally-owned coffee house is passionate about coffee, community, and their cafes. Started by Steve and April Fritzen in 2002, Coffee Hound has expanded to 3 locations here in the Bloomington-Normal area. All three coffee shops are cozy and trendy making it the perfect environment for a coffee date, a spot to work, or a place to meet up with friends. When you’re visiting the area, consider this local coffee shop to help wake you up. Their friendly staff is ready to pour you a cup and talk coffee!

The Coffee House and Deli

114 E. Beaufort, Normal


Since 1996, the Coffee House and Deli has been serving its customers hot coffee, breakfast and lunch. Their coffee is sourced from all around the world — Brazil, India, Guatemala, Colombia, and Kenya! Their menu also features vegan and vegetarian options. Come in to study, socialize, view the art work, enjoy live music, or attend open mic nights. This is also a stop on our David Foster Wallace tour.

Fusion Brew

503 S. Main St., Normal


Fusion Brew is a specialty drink café serving up unique bubble teas, Western teas and espresso drinks. They also serve a variety of pastries, cinnamon rolls and brownies for those with a sweet tooth!

Bloom’s Coffee Bar

1209 1/2 Towanda Ave., Normal


Bloom’s is bringing the craze of drive thru coffee from Portland, OR to the Midwest. They are all about quality yet efficiency! Order a high quality coffee through their drive thru and receive it in just a few minutes. It’s perfect when you’re running short on time to make it to work, that meeting, or school!

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