Investigate A Delicious Lab In The Moline Library

Looking for a quiet place to meet a friend for lunch and conversation or to have a small lunch meeting? I suggest meeting at the Java Lab Cafe in the Moline Library.

The Java Lab looks across to the wooded ravines surrounding the library and has an outdoor eating space. The cafe was recently renovated to accommodate more people and to enhance the look and the function of the cafe. The cafe has a fresh menu which includes daily specials for $5.00. The soup, salads sandwiches, and quiche are expertly made with quality ingredients.  On the days when quiche is on the menu, one of the owners makes the quiche in the morning so it is always delicious with perfect crust.

The desserts are rich and tempting and include a chocolate cake and a carrot cake as well as cupcakes and other bar cookies and brownies. Huge cookies or scones are usually baking in the oven. Who can resist the scent of baking goodies? Hot or iced coffee and tea drinks and Italian sodas top off the menu.

The Java Lab Cafe also does catering and has a fresh and mouth watering catering menu on their website.

I can’t leave without going into the library so after lunch I like to look at the art collection that has been purchased by the library for patrons to enjoy. There is also always an interesting new art exhibit by local and regional artists on the main floor.

If the library’s used book and magazine room is open, I usually look for a bargain for my collection.

The Moline Library plans many family oriented, adult and children’s workshops and events though out the year. Some of the events in November include a Vietnam War Poster Exhibit, Story Time for Littles and LEGO Robotics. Next week I am signed up for the free Ancestry research workshop. I will be sure to grab a hot coffee and lunch from the Java Lab Cafe before I start!


The Java Lab Grind & Dine Cafe
3210 41st St, Moline, IL 61265
The Java Lab Grind and Dine Café is a member of the Living More Inc. family of businesses, anchoring the Hospitality Group and dedicated to creating a forum for communication and collaboration within the community. The Java Lab is a Quad Cities leader in special events and sponsorships that bring the Creative Arts, Science, and Literature communities together in a common platform to share ideas, explore new opportunities, and enjoy a great Latte.

Moline Public Library

3210 41st Street, Moline, IL


Mon – Thurs 9:00-8:00
Fri – Sat 9:00-5:30
Sunday Closed


About the author

Deborah Doehler As a life-time resident of the Quad Cities, Deborah is a multi-media artist who works in jewelry, painting, pottery, drawing, collage, and design. Deborah is retired from Black Hawk College after working for 35 years in Marketing as an award-winning graphic designer, writer, supervisor and graphics coordinator. Since 1975, she has had her own design company and studio. You’ll find Deborah serving on the Visual and Public Arts Committee for Quad City Arts where she was a board member for 8 years. She supports art and cultural events in the Quad Cities area including volunteering for events at MidCoast Fine Arts Bucktown Center for the Arts where she leases a gallery space. She served as Marketing Director for Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts for 15 years.

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