4 Favorite Local Coffee Shops

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good cup of coffee. Or chai tea. Or hot chocolate. Really, I’ll take anything warm in a giant mug.

Pair this with a great atmosphere and friendly baristas, and I’m basically in heaven.

Luckily for me (and for you), there are loads of incredible coffee shops in the Quad Cities area. Whether meeting with a friend, working on your latest project, or just needing a boost of caffeine, there are plenty of options.

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And any of these could be destined to be your new favorite.

Milltown Coffee (3800 River Drive #2, Moline)

Starting with one of my favorites in the Quad Cities – Milltown is a perfect slice of the Quad Cities. There are loads of delicious drinks, delicious meals, and incredible river views. Plus, there’s plenty of seating, including a cozy area in front of a fireplace. (Bonus: Kids love this place.)

Java Lab Cafe at the Moline Public Library (3210 41st Street, Moline)

This cozy coffee shop is right inside the Moline Public Library. This is a fun and quirky place – including lots of games and toys around for the curious. The shop has a friendly staff and a great selection of menu items – from coffee to sandwiches to salads to smoothies. (Don’t believe me. Check out Katy’s full review – she loves it here, too.)

Cool Beanz

Cool Beanz (1325 30th Street, Rock Island)

Want to feel return to life as a hip college kid? Cool Beanz is your place. This cozy shop is located right up the hill from Augustana College in Rock Island. But don’t let that stop you if you are older than the university demographic – you’ll find all ages here. And while you’ll love the menu (including delicious lunches), you may also want to swing by in the evenings – when the shop features local musicians and serves a wider array of (adult) beverages. (Pssst: There’s also outdoor seating for warmer days.)

Dunn Brothers Coffee (787 Middle Road, Bettendorf and 4520 E. 53rd Street, Davenport)

Both Quad Cities locations are the perfect spots to meet a friend or get to work. (And drive-throughs are available for a quick pick-me-up.) The smell of coffee grounds will instantly perk you up – you’ll often find the staff roasting their own grounds. And you can’t get any more fresh than that. (Bonus: The giant community tables are the perfect spot to bring together a larger group.)

Did I miss your favorite local coffee shop? Share it in the comments. 


About the author

Kim Woodward Kim Woodward is a wife, mom, and freelance writer living with her husband and son in a barn in rural Geneseo, Illinois. A notorious dabbler and DIYer, she shares her projects and adventures at NewlyWoodwards.com, and contributes to QuadCityMomsBlog.com. A native of the Quad Cities, she loves setting out on local adventures and discovering hidden gems in the area. She’s always on the lookout for the best live music, family-friendly activities, and cup of coffee.

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