When I am running errands in downtown Moline, Illinois, my place to go is Cup A Jo Cafe. Open for over 12 years, Cup A Jo serves breakfast, lunch, and bakery items with coffee and tea specialties as well as Italian soda, hot chocolate, and organic Oregon black Chai tea. Their menu offers fresh salads, 14 sandwiches, soup, and various hot and cold breakfast/bakery items.
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.
Every Sunday I wake up and treat myself to my favorite cup of coffee made by Redband Coffee Co. It is the New Orleans Style iced coffee, a combination of coffee concentrate, brown sugar, and whole milk. It is a delicacy all on its own; a sickly sweet, smooth beverage that is refreshing and satisfying in the ways only a great coffee can be. Why Redband?
My new, favorite place to eat breakfast these days is the QC Coffee & Pancake House, located in Rock Island, at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 19th Street. They are open daily from 6am – 3pm and serve breakfast all day, with different breakfast and lunch specials offered and a cozy diner-style atmosphere.
A quiet space with books and coffee? Count me in!
The Moline Library has been a favorite attraction of visitors since its new building opened in 2006. Dewey’s Copper Café was a must visit each time patrons walked through the door. The service was always reliable and friendly, as former owner Salma Arabi made you feel right at home with her compassion and delicious menu. Now owned by her friend, Mindy Alshieka, this wonderful environment is only being enhanced.