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QUAD CITIES MOMS’ FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS

quad cities moms favorite coffee shops

Coffee is to moms what atoms are to the universe. It’s the basis of what makes this life possible and if it were taken away, there would be nothing left. Certainly nothing worth living for anyway. Also, it’s scrumptious. Coffee shops allow moms to get out of the house and treat ourselves to not making our own brew. 

Because of the coffee shop’s importance in the world of moms, we know you know the best places to go when a home brew just isn’t cutting it. We asked the you, our readers, the Quad Cities Moms, for your favorite recommendations of local coffee shops, and you were happy to share your loves.

The  Quad Cities Coffee Shop Guide is sponsored by our featured coffee shops. We so appreciate the support of the community and the opportunity to present our readers with valuable resources such as these.

DUNN BROTHERS COFFEE

Dunn Brothers is locally owned and operated, so when you eat here, you’re supporting your neighbors. They offer freshly roasted beans and made to order breakfast sandwiches, as well as other fresh bakery items and pastries. Made in house from the best of ingredients, any of their food offerings will be delightful. Grab a fresh pumpkin muffin, available in the fall season only, from the bakery case, for an autumn explosion of flavors.

Some of their specialties include nitro cold coffee, cold press coffee, brewed coffee, hot lattes, blended frappes, smoothies, and their signature drink: Vanilla Iced Nirvana. Seasonal choices are always available, including a Pumpkin Pie Latte, Golden Oatie, and a Honey Spiced Nirvana on the fall menu. 

All of their locations are great for meetings, interviews, and even small gatherings. Offering wonderful spaces to hang out, both inside or out  on the patio, two Dunn Brothers locations also have drive-thrus, so you don’t have to unbundle baby from the car, or drag the toddler into the shop to get your freshly roasted bean fix.

Here’s what Quad Citians have to say when asked their favorite coffee shops:

Anna of LeClaire: My fave is Dunn Bros!  I love the coffee shop location off 53rd. Great work vibes, great baristas and even better coffee. Their decaf doesn’t suck, which is super important for this coffee lover whose body stopped tolerating caffeine! They have great decaf iced as well (which surprisingly most places won’t make.) Plus their syrups are made in house now and don’t have scary stuff in them! 😄😄

Janel of Moline: Dunn Brothers is my favorite because that’s the only place I have found that serves bulletproof coffee, although I get bulletproof Americanos.

Ashley: I drive all the way over to Dunn Brothers Coffee in Bettendorf , on every day off I have, just for the coffee. (I live on the Illinois side.) Great customer service always, and they also love my Shiba Inu .We are big fans !

Trish of East Moline: Nice people, comfortable atmosphere, and great coffee. The pumpkin and pistachio muffins are both delicious too! It’s the perfect stop in the morning and a relaxing spot for a late afternoon or evening wind down. Truly enjoy the place!

COFFEE HOUND

Celebrating 20 years in business this year, Coffee Hound is a locally-owned coffeehouse that believes in combining the highest quality ingredients for the perfect coffee tasting experience. The owners, Greg and Beth Aronson, were raised in the Quad Cities and attended Pleasant Valley High School. After college, they moved to the West Coast where they developed their taste for quality coffee beverages.

They have developed their own flavored coffees which you can make at home, including Peanut Butter Pup, a delicious coffee blend of peanut butter, salted caramel, and chocolate, and Pugkin Brew,  a pumpkin flavored coffee with sweet maple and a hint of walnut.

Don’t let the chilly autumn air cool you off. Grab a steaming mug of their Pugkin Brew, or other home brewed option, to welcome autumn in superb fashion. We can’t think of a better (or tastier!) way to fend off  frosty weather than with a cup of their delicious brews. If you have a chance to snag a seat by the fireplace, even better!

Here’s what Quad Citians have to say when asked their favorite coffee shops:

Sara, Davenport: Coffee Hound is my absolute favorite!!! It is local. The manager is amazing. AND they have many flavored coffee and toddy options (not just sweet syrups to flavor…actual flavored coffee) 💖💖💖)

Quad Citizen Kassandra: Coffee Hound is my favorite because it is delicious and the staff is friendly

Local resident Forest: Not your average coffee shop. The staff always welcomes you warmly and if you’re a regular they remember your usual. They also serve food and cocktails! The sangrias are amazing and the platters make a great split snack. They recently redecorated the interior and it’s very cozy. Highly recommend!

Davenport local Nyla: I love going to Coffee Hound to start my day with any number of coffee and tea choices. Both patrons and the people that work there are awesome and have become friends. guess you could call me “a coffee hound groupie”.

Anthony of Bettendorf: I love to get an iced Madlab 24oz and I have a refillable cup I get that in. Madlab, my favorite coffee,  is flavored with three types of chocolate. There are excellent sandwiches and I recommend the turkey egg provolone with bacon jam. Beautiful blown glass artwork is also available for purchase here.

3451 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA, 52722

133 Competition Drive Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

Red Band

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Nicole, formerly of Davenport: I think Red Band is the best!

Amelia: Mmmm….Red Band has delicious iced coffee and egg sandwiches!!!

Jamie: Red Band! Their coffee is freshly roasted right in Davenport. Hands down my favorite coffee shop. I buy their beans for home. They have delicious scones and egg sandwiches as well. 

 

East Moline Coffee Company

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East Moline mom Sarena: East Moline Coffee Company – Close to my home and work, locally owned, THE nicest staff, bulletin boards of staff favorites for inspiration, relaxed atmosphere, great selection without being overwhelming.

Sarah, East Moline: East Moline Coffee Company They are local, reasonably priced and have a great java chip frappe😋.

The Brewed Book

Quad city moms favorite coffee shops

Wendy, Davenport: Brewed Book

Used bookstore AND great baked goods? It’s perfect. 

JL: My daughter and I have fallen in love with this little gem in the hilltop community. Great place to stop and relax with coffee and a book. Such a cute atmosphere with an expansion soon to come.

Milltown

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Steph of Rock Island: I love Milltown! I love sitting by their big windows and drinking a Meil or just a plain latte. ☕️

The view I can get lost in for sure! I also enjoy the work vibes, and the not blaring music so I can think or talk to a friend!

Aroma

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Sara, Davenport: Another fave is Aroma in the summer especially because they have an amazing patio! They have yummy soups and salads. The manager is super nice here as well 💖💖💖. They also have one hot flavored coffee per day.

392 Caffe

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Long Grove resident Ashlee: Caffe 392 is my fave. It has super cool vibes and you can work or hang out there.The coffee is 10/10!

Betsy of Wilton: Caffe392. Their toast bar is amazing, their vanilla lattes are excellent, and everyone there is so nice!!

Cool Beanz

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Sara of Davenport: Cool Beanz is awesome in the winter….they have a fireplace 💖💖💖.

Moline mom Christy: My family and I absolutely love CB. The food is wonderful, the employees are always friendly, and the food truck is so conveniently located in warmer weather. We love their hot chocolate bar the most cause it’s so kid friendly.

Nikki: The flatbread I had was amazing… the iced vanilla latte was even MORE amazing! Friendly staff! Loved the local artwork on the walls, and the variety of seating arrangements! And of course, the live music is another great thing to add to the list! 

Java Java

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Debi, Davenport: Java Java across from the Cement Co. on River Drive – the best coffee ever – and their food is good – and the customer service can’t be beat. BEST breakfast cookies EVER!!!!! 💖💖💖 The scones are the best in town!! And the muffins!

Davenport resident Allie: Their coffee is seriously some of the best in the QC. It’s my go-to and same for my co-workers. Highly recommend any of their drinks but my favorite is “Java Snickers”.

Karree of LeClaire: The scones.. the iced lattes.. the breakfast bowls. It’s all so good! Plus, they have always been super accommodating when I bring my kids along with me ❤️

 

Fresh Blends

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Amanda, Park View: Fresh Blends is my favorite. While not technically a coffee shop, I love it because I don’t drink coffee on the regular, and they are healthy. You can get coffee drinks here along with all sorts of delicious juices and smoothies.

The atmosphere is great too, whether you want to get a little work done, or meet with someone. 

 

Sips

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Ashlee of Long Grove: Sips is my favorite. Yay for a drive through! And I love that their cold brew isn’t bitter.

QC mom Kaila: Found my new favorite place to get coffee!!! Less of a drive, not so expensive, and it’s a small local place. I will definitely will be going back over and over again. After my first sip, I was completely in LOVE .

Coffee Revolution

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Ashlee, Long Grove: Coffee Revolution, I love their frozen drinks and they have the most amazing treats from Blissfully Baked QC.

Long Grove resident Joy: This is by far my favorite spot for delicious coffee and energy drinks. The flavor combinations they have on the menu are amazing in hot, cold or blended options.

The drinks are a true work of art with the most yummy toppings. I love trying something new every time and have never been disappointed. The staff is the most friendly and helpful out of all the places I’ve been.  I live in Long Grove and don’t even think twice about driving to Davenport to get my drinks here. I’m definitely a huge fan.

Cafe d'Marie

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Leah: It’s in a vintage home so it has interesting architecture.The aroma from the sandwiches was delightful. My husband had the Honey latte, and bread pudding. I had the Mocha Mexicana latte, and the lemon zest cake. We enjoyed our visit very much.

Jessica, Eldridge mom: I hosted a gathering here and was completely blown away by the service and owner’s lovely attitude. Even though it was a busy Saturday morning, they were attentive, personable, and quick. 

The food and coffee were delectable. Highly recommend!

 

Iowa Coffee Shops

Other Quad City coffee shops that, while not necessarily recommended in our very unscientific poll, you should definitely still try!

Illinois Coffee Shops

Other Quad City coffee shops that, while not necessarily recommended in our very unscientific poll, you should definitely still try!

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    Brew on the Slough

    639 38th St  Rock Island, Illinois

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    Cafe Fresh

    1514 5th Ave  Moline, Illinois

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    Caribou

    750 42nd Avenue Drive  Moline, Illinois 

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    Dead Poets Espresso

    1525 3rd Ave A  Moline, Illinois

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    Dunkin’ 

    2711 18th Ave Rock Island, Illinois 

    Dunkin’

    1220 18th St, Suite 120  Silvis, Illinois

    Dunkin’

    3501 Avenue Of The Cities  Moline, Illinois 

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    Jaded Java 

    615 15th Avenue East Moline, Illinois

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    Legends

    3008 7th Ave  Rock Island, Illinois

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    Panera Bread 

    4044 38th Avenue Moline, Illinois 

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    QC Coffee and Pancake House

    1831 3rd Ave  Rock Island, Illinois

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    QC Fuel

    2501 53rd St Moline, IL 

    1806 15th St Pl Moline, IL 

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    Starbucks

    201 10th Ave West Milan, Illinois 

    4005 7th Street Moline, Illinois 

    4031 Ave of the Cities Moline, IL

    4218 Avenue of the Cities Moline, Illinois 

    3935 41st Ave Drive Moline, Illinois

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    Theo’s Java Club

    213 17th St Rock Island, Illinois

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    Village Inn

    2001 1st Street A  Moline, Illinois 

    2122 53rd St  Moline, Illinois 

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