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Longbranch Cafe & Bakery

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100 E Jackson St, Carbondale, IL 62901-1503
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07:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 20:00
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Carbondale, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee is good which is worth a lot. Have gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian selections. Food not highly or cleverly seasoned and prices are a little high.

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Thank whoelse3813
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I am not a vegetarian but I will try a lot of things. So my wife based on recommendations suggested Longbranch Cafe. I looked at menu on website and was surprised with selection. I chose the Patty Melt and it was very good. My wife chose the Artichoke sandwich and soup. She was very happy with selection. I would like... More 

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Thank David B
Kelsie W, Social Media Manager and Server at Longbranch Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad you all found something you liked. We would love to serve you breakfast! More 

Hampshire, Illinois
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I stopped in at the Longbranch for breakfast back in November 2016. Though until I arrived, I was a little apprehensive about the name. Every other place I've been in named the Longbranch, has been a backwoods bar in Upper Peninsula Michigan or northern Minnesota. I'm happy to say, the Longbranch in Carbondale bears no resemblance to their shared namesakes.... More 

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1 Thank marvinwing
Kelsie W, Social Media Manager and Server at Longbranch Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you gave us a chance despite the thoughts our name brought up! We look forward to serving you again. More 

DuQuoin
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We were here for dinner on a Tuesday evening and then again on Saturday just for dessert. Both experiences were delicious ! I do enjoy the front dining area the most because the atmosphere is so cozy. We tried 4 different desserts and they were all fabulous ! Plus the coffee was also very good.

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Thank Gena G
Kelsie W, Social Media Manager and Server at Longbranch Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Thanks for the sweet words, Gena--hope you can stop in again and try four more desserts! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Always love going here for lunch meetings. A great place to have a coffee and read as well! Love that they have a gluten free menu and desserts!

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Thank Melissa R
Kelsie W, Social Media Manager and Server at Longbranch Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Glad you have made Longbranch a favorite spot! Thanks for the review, Melissa. More 

Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I paid my first visit to the Longbranch for lunch yesterday. My order was taken quickly and I had no trouble when I asked for a few, small changes to my order. The food came quickly and was well prepared. My coffee was OK, not great. I wish the place offered wifi and when I asked about it the waitress... More 

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Thank Bob B
Kelsie W, Server and Social Media Manager at Longbranch Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Bob, thank you so much for your review! Longbranch is committed to fostering an environment that is built with community and neighbors in mind. We hope that being Wi-Fi free will encourage our customers to unplug and get to know the people around them! We're so glad you enjoyed the food and service and we hope to serve you again. More 

Chillicothe, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had breakfast here on a Saturday before visiting the farmer's market and the wineries in the area. The cafe is easy to find, and has interesting vintage decor. Good service and food, all vegetarian. Good coffee in generous cups. The place filled up quickly. I'm sure the locals are regular customers. Items in the bakery case looked yummy, and... More 

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Thank Gshep1950
Kelsie W, Server and Social Media Manager at Longbranch Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us this detailed feedback, we hope to see you again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A+ menu A+ quality (juice, smoothie, salad) A+ Aesthetics/Decor/Local art A+ price A+ Speed of service Parking close requires paying a parking meter (which I didn't see), but well worth it. Very close to Carbondale Mall and campus. Will be going every Tues/Thurs when I am in Carbondale for business.

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Thank Brad H
Kelsie W, Server and Social Media Manager at Longbranch Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review, Brad! We look forward to seeing you when you're in town. More 

Carbondale, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our go to cafe for coffee and/or breakfast but also great for lunch and dinner. Check out their Facebook page for daily specials as well as their bakery case for some great deserts.

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Thank richardsB2821SK
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I had a fabulous portobello burger with grilled veggies, my vegan companion had Puerto Rican beans and rice. Great friendly service. We'll be back to the Branch!

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Thank antnans

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 20:00
Monday
07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 20:00
Thursday
07:30 - 20:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Jackson St, Carbondale, IL 62901-1503
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale

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