Success Stories: Higher Grounds

Thirteen years after setting out to make her patrons’ days better, the friendly face behind this beloved coffeehouse is still finding ways to improve the experience.

Cafe Fromage: An Authentic Wisconsin Dining Experience

Good, fresh food is just the start to this creative Beloit cafe. And, like any classic Wisconsin stop, it’s also home to a variety of fresh and locally produced cheeses.

Higher Grounds Coffee: Starting Freeport’s Day

For nearly a decade, this cozy coffee shop has helped Freeport residents to wake up and enjoy the morning. Learn why this hot-spot is a favorite for people of all ages.

Wired Cafe: Coffee is Just Part of the Experience

Meet a restaurant owner whose love for coffee was the start of her exciting new place in downtown Rockford. Discover her unique brews and delicious bakery menu.

Success Story: Meg’s Daily Grind

This popular coffeehouse is really a family-owned business. Learn how its founders got started 12 years ago, and how their customer-focused philosophy brings people back every day.

Restoration Cafe: Repairing Broken Lives, Serving Good Food

This social enterprise for the Rockford Rescue Mission is about far more than a great cup of coffee and sandwich. Discover how every purchase helps your neighbors.

Restoration Café

Casual/American. Soups, sandwiches, gourmet coffee & tea. All profits benefit Rockford Rescue Mission
Across from Rockford Rescue Mission, 625 W. State St., Rockford, Ill., (815) 977-4361.
Inside Nicholas Conservatory, 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, Ill.

Bookworm Bakery & Café

Casual. Fresh-baked goods, gourmet cupcakes, gluten-free selection, salads, sandwiches, wraps, gourmet coffee/tea, smoothies, frappes.
Inside Rockford Public Library East Branch, 6685 E. State St., Rockford, Ill.
(815) 966-2797
Breakfast, Lunch

Finding Wholeness Through Addiction Recovery

It may look like just a coffee house, but Restoration Cafe is helping its workers to regain their lives and discover a renewed confidence as they recover from destructive lifestyles inside the Rockford Rescue Mission.

Wired Cafe

Coffee House
414 E. State St., Rockford, Ill.
(815) 316-2524
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