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Higher Grounds Coffee

1709 S West Ave, Freeport, IL 61032-6767
+1 815-297-9441
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average28%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (2 reviews)
“quiet room” (2 reviews)
“coffee shop” (5 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, American
€€ - €€€
1709 S West Ave, Freeport, IL 61032-6767
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in on my way through the area. Needed coffee and wifi for an hour. Coffee was pretty good, wifi not so much. Too slow for even Facebook to load. Only 4 other people were online

Thank revtmharrison
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I had a couple of business meetings here and this is a good place for that. It has great coffee and food. It gets pretty busy early, so I would get there and grab a table. The place is clean and has great ambiance. They...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Higher grounds is a warm, inviting coffee shop that always pleases. Coffee served is excellent with breakfast and lunch items, too. A quiet room is available as well.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Very excited to have found this coffee shop. I travel around southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois daily for work and in my role, a nice place for a quick, nice lunch and some computer work is such a high spot in my day. Everyone was...More

Thank Katie L
Reviewed 29 March 2017

It's a nice place to grab a cup and relax. Casual atmosphere, tucked away in a corner of a small strip mall with a drive through. Honest note: I am not a coffee person. I'm told they serve very good coffee and lattes but I'm...More

Thank carolec138
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank freeportclaims
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank niteowl51
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank hpwh2010
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 .More

Thank Jenn F
Cynthia F, Owner at Higher Grounds Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

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...More

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.

Thank Charlie_120451
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
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
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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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