COFFEE SHOPS & Cafes by Allie Ryan
Novel Idea’s Boardgamery – Granite City
Needing an expresso or a coffee while in Granite City or stopping through? Look no further! Novel Idea’s Boardgamery is the go-to place if you’re in need of a great coffee, espresso, frappe, float, or smoothie. Not to mention all the fun you can have playing board games from a huge selection library! Oh yeah don’t forget to grab your bowl to try their cereal bar or ice cream for dessert after you walk through the connected shop: Novel Idea Bookstore & more that sells vinyl records, books, a boutique, candy from your childhood, and more!
1406 Niederinghaus Ave. Granite City, Illinois 62040 | (618) 709-7779 | Facebook
Foundry Café and Market – Lebanon
Foundry Cafe and Market is nestled right in the heart of historic Lebanon Illinois on Brick Street. This café will make you feel right at home with home-made lunch recipes just like mom used to make. They also serve coffee, espresso, tea, and sweets. “Where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came!”
220 W Saint Louis St, Lebanon, Illinois 62254 | Facebook
RAIL Coffee Room – Centralia
RAIL Coffee Room is an Industrial Style Coffee Shop that reflects Centralia’s rich Railroad History. Open from 7AM-7PM Monday through Saturday. They serve specialty coffees with beans roasted at Kaldis Coffee in St. Louis. Pop in and grab a fresh-baked pastry, breakfast sandwich or latte to start your day, or relax in the living room area while you enjoy free Wi-Fi. When lunch rolls around, try a hand crafted sandwich or a cup of gourmet soup. After lunch, try one of our unique flatbreads. Guests can enjoy loose leaf hot teas or a blended frozen frappe. They also offer craft beer & wines that pair well with our food! There is something for everyone here at RAIL.
216 E Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801 | (618) 918-2345 | Facebook
Cafe on the Abbey – Columbia
“Our passion is a great cup of coffee and amazing food”. Whether you want a great cup of coffee, wonderful pastries, a healthy breakfast, or a delectable lunch, we are here to serve you. Got a sweet tooth? Fresh baked cookies and desserts are always ready. Plus, we are a coffee house, so if latte & chai’s are your craving, come by and do yourself a favor by ordering one. Wanting something cool like a frappé or a smoothie? We have them too! We also have coffee beans by the pound for sale, with plenty of flavors to choose from.
340 S Main St, Columbia, Illinois 62236 | (618) 281-4554 | Facebook
Sunrise Café – Norris City
Sunrise Café is the perfect way to start your day in Norris City! Sunrise Café has fresh, hot coffee, a variety of omelets & delicious homemade biscuits & gravy along with other wonderful breakfast items. Also come in & try the daily lunch special!
116 S Division St, Norris City, Illinois | (618) 378-4400 | Facebook
And while at it, here are some coffee shops and cafes that are so close to our Region that you might want to stop in!
Common Grounds House – Carbondale
“Here at Common Grounds, you can have everything from a steaming hot cup of black coffee without all the fancy bells and whistles to a highly customized drink of your choice.” Common Grounds also serves teas, smoothies, steamers, chai lattes, and hot chocolate. This is the perfect place just to hang out and enjoy your drink with great company. They even have board games to play!
600 E Grand Ave #6, Carbondale, Illinois 62901 | (618) 549-4180 | mycommongrounds.com
Sacred Grounds Café – Edwardsville
Sacred Grounds Café offers all-vegetarian dining, teas, juices and coffee on main street in Downtown Edwardsville. Stop on in Saturday and Sunday mornings 8-1 for a large menu brunch or come for a delicious lunch as long as you save room for dessert! This is a perfect place to stop while you check out all the shops along main street.
233 N Main St, Edwardsville, IL 62025 | (618) 692-4150 | Facebook
Crown Brew Coffee Co. – Carterville
From site- “We invite you to experience for yourself and browse our selection of global, direct trade coffee. Then, choose your blend, and rest assured that we will do all the leg work to ensure that your order is roasted to perfection, boxed and shipped so that it arrives fresh and on time. Our goal at Crown Brew is to help you brew it better with incredible blends and amazing brewing equipment. Whether you are one-time shopping or wanting to be a partner through wholesale, our promise is to make the process of finding the perfect blend of coffee as easy as possible for you.”
116 N Division St, Carterville, IL 62918 | crownbrewcoffee.com
Verona Coffee Company – Collinsville
Books and board games galore for you to enjoy when you grab a tasty coffee or tea from the Verona Coffee Co. on East Main Street in Collinsville. Support your local businesses like this shop right here that has all your favorites, including Kaldis coffee. This is the perfect place to relax, study, and unwind in a cozy, welcoming environment.
101 East Main Street, Collinsville, Illinois | Facebook