Cool Beanz Coffeehouse is located in the College Hill District in Rock Island, Illinois, at 1325 30th Street. It is a locally-owned, independently-run coffee shop but has so much more to offer. The shop serves fresh-brewed coffee, made-to-order espresso drinks, and a nice selection of teas and smoothies, with seasonal items available. You can also purchase coffee and tea by the bag for at-home consumption, as well as a few offered items to help you brew what you buy.
Cool Beanz has adult beverages available as well. There is a lovely selection of spirits, wines, and bottled beers, also with some seasonal cocktails and specials available, such as crafty mules and different kinds of mimosas.
Cool Beanz also serves a small, but delicious menu of food that ranges from breakfast to lunch to dinner with small bites too. My current favorites are the Salmon Crostini for breakfast, the Charcuterie for a midday snack, or the Spicy Bird for a full meal. The Spicy Bird is one of my favorite sandwiches in the Quad Cities featuring sliced turkey, Swiss cheese, Boetje’s mustard, and Jalapeno’s all warmed together in a Panini. There are sweet treats as well, such as muffins, cinnamon rolls, and cookies.
The coffee shop boasts itself as a “warm place to chill”, and it certainly is that. Whether you need a place to work on your laptop, want to snuggle on a couch by a fire with your favorite book (or on a patio during the warmer months), or stop in for a nice bite to eat, Cool Beanz meets all those needs. They also have special events here. During this winter season, Cool Beanz is regularly hosting a hot chocolate bar, where you can dress your yummy drink with all sorts of toppings to choose from. If you’re looking for live music, the coffee shop features different acts several nights a week. Keep up with their events schedule on their Facebook page here.
Cool Beanz Coffeehouse is a lovely little establishment in a nice neighborhood, including the shops and college that surround it. It has been so successful that their coffee is going on the road in their new Coffee Coach! It is a new addition to the local food truck fleet of the Quad Cities that you’re certain to see more of in the warmer months to come. If you haven’t had the chance to meet their friendly staff and try some of their delicious offering, I highly recommend both the coffee shop and the Coffee Coach.