I became acquianted with the Longbranch Coffee House when I moved back to Carbondale in 2001. This coffee shop specializes mainly in organic, local, and fairly traded foods and beverages. The shop makes a variety of beverages from the traditional coffees and teas to organic juices and smoothies. The restaurant also has a brunch and lunch menu that has snack food items on it as well. The atmosphere is friendly and a nice place for people such as hippees, liberals, and others that are not interested in going to a traditionally glitzy coffee house.