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The Refuge Coffee House

242 E Side Sq, Carlinville, IL 62626-1747
+1 217-854-3686
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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242 E Side Sq, Carlinville, IL 62626-1747
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

We came in on thursday and were not disappointed at all! The soups are fantastic, the dawg tasted great. Very friendly people. We wanted to come back that same evening after having visited another great thing in Carlinville “Marvel Theatre” but they were closed. We’re...More

Thank Johan V
Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to get a cup of coffee. The selection was vast including treats. The coffee was as good if not better than commercial competitors. Lots of Route 66 memorabilia on the walls. Fun place to stop and visit

Thank radtechtim2003
Reviewed October 6, 2017

On a motorcycle tour of Route 66 when we called in here wet as shags. The girls could not have been more helpful with Hot Chocolate , Hot Coffee , and muffins. If you are fron another country you need to explain exactly what you...More

Thank JudyandBillG
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Just passing through the tiny dot of Carlinville for administrative reasons and saw that there was a coffee shop. Thought it would be entertaining to try it. Our "barista" could not fundamentally grasp the difference between cold brew and regular coffee that has been chilled....More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed February 20, 2017 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 Kraytong G
Reviewed September 29, 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...More

1  Thank Jesse R
Reviewed September 23, 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...More

1  Thank Anthony G
Reviewed September 11, 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
Reviewed July 19, 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
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank brianwD2978EM
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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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