At a little french bistro in Montreal, Canada, Owners Steve and April Fritzen experienced their first taste of espresso. And that’s all it took. Working tirelessly, thanks to a little bit of coffee, Steve and April brought Central Illinois the ideal place for coffee lovers of all kinds. We pride ourselves on the excellence, coffee know-how, and passion behind the owners and employees who represent us.

The Coffee Hound is a locally owned and operated, espresso focused coffeehouse located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Since 2002, we have offered a coffee culture atmosphere second to none that encourages patrons to socialize, read, study, work, or just hang out! We offer the finest roasted and brewed coffees, made from scratch baked goods, and great customer service.

Our first location, in the heart of Downtown Bloomington, opened its doors in 2002. Four years later, we did it again: our second location opened up in burgeoning Uptown Normal in 2006. You will find a warm, friendly space and staff no matter which location you call your favorite.

At the Coffee Hound, we treat coffee as the craft it truly is. Its starts with our hand picked coffee beans to bring a delicious and unique flavor to every cup we brew. By focusing on innovative, yet consistent roasting and brewing techniques, we guarantee a wonderful flavor each time. And of course by offering baked goods made from scratch, with quality ingredients, we hope to compliment our beverages with a tasty treat.

What sets us apart from your average cup of joe and makes us true coffee hounds, is our passion and knowledge for coffee. Our baristas are the curators of a memorable coffee experience. By dialing in to the unique needs of each of our customers, they aim to make something that will you love and we are proud to serve.

Even though coffee is ever changing, the experience stays the same. Whether you join us as a part of your daily routine or stop by for a small treat, the Coffee Hound hopes to give you a “love at first taste” experience; like the one that got us started.