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Longbranch in the News

We are often highlighted in the local news. Hannibal Buress got his start in comedy on our stage and mentioned us in the New York Times. And if that wasn't enough, we're the coffeehouse portrayed in two national television shows - Mom and The Odd Couple. Not bad for small town living!

From the Press

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July 13, 2022

If you want to support sustainable and healthy food, Longbranch Cafe and Eatery is your place here in southern Illinois. They aim to build community through food by sourcing local, organic, and seasonal ingredients for their dishes. 


August 4, 2020

New movie has a Carbondale connection

A new film will soon bring southern Illinois to a nationwide audience.

I Used to Go Here is the newest film from SIU alum Kris Rey.


WSIL TV Channel 3

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April 30, 2019

Dayempur Farm: The Business of Food,

Fellowship and Faith

Longbranch Café & Bakery in downtown Carbondale, IL, one of only a few highly successful eateries in the area and a Dayempur Farm affiliate. 

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Feb 5, 2015

Hannibal Buress on His Favorite Comedians,

Colors and Coffeehouse

Carbondale, Ill. is where I went to college, and it’s where I first started putting on shows. 


New York times style Magazine

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December 11, 2019

Vintage, handmade clothes in spotlight at Winter Wonderland Fashion Show in Carbondale

A Southern Illinois fashion designer and vintage collector are presenting a fashion show and shopping experience on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Winter Wonderland Fashion Show.


The Southern

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September 12, 2018

Sustainable Living Film Series discusses documentaries at Longbranch Cafe and Bakery

The Sustainable Living Film Series holds discussions based off of documentaries on the first Wednesday of each month, from April until October at Longbranch Cafe and Bakery.


Daily Egyptian


October 28, 2020

Longbranch Cafe & Bakery

set to reopen

 After being closed since the start of the pandemic Longbranch Cafe and Bakery will reopen this weekend.


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April 10, 2019

Longbranch Café celebrates 20 years in business

The Branch regularly contributes to local causes and every year for 18 years, hosts the For Kids’ Sake Art Auction, a fundraiser for children’s orphanages and schools in Bangladesh.


The Southern

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March 22, 2018

Celebrating female business leaders on International Women’s Day

Longbranch Cafe and Bakery, a woman led cafe, will celebrate its 20th anniversary on April 15.


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