Coffee Shops and Cafes

Coffee Shops and Cafes

Posted on 09/03/2019 by Tamber Wade

Coffee & Cafes in ILLINOISouth

ILLINOISouth has plenty of cafes and coffee shops to fuel you as you adventure through our region. Below are some unique coffee shops and cafes that will make your next ILLINOISouth trip colorful and full of caffine! Try these coffee shops for breakfast, lunch and everything in between the next time you find yourself in Southern Illinois:

Novel Idea's Boardgamery in Granite City

Novel Idea's Boardgamery isn't your average coffee shop. In fact, they're the only coffee shop in the area to serve espresso, coffee, teas, frappes, floats, smoothies and sodas alongside cereal, ice cream sandwiches and board games you can play with your friends! Novel Idea Bookstore & More, a shop connected to Novel Idea's Boardgamery, sells vinyl records, books, beloved candy from your childhood and more!

With their late hours, Novel Idea's Boardgamery and Bookstore is the perfect place to spend a fun evening with friends, games and coffee. Make sure to add them to your must-see list on your upcoming ILLINOISouth adventure in Granite City.

Foundry Cafe and Market in Lebanon

Foundry Cafe and Market is nestled right in the heart of historic Lebanon Illinois on Brick Street. This cafe 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. Visit Foundry Cafe and Market on your next ILLINOISouth adventure —"where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came!"

RAIL Coffee Room in Centralia

No place better reflects Centralia's rich railroad history than RAIL Coffee Room. This industrial-style coffee shop serves specialty coffees with beans roasted at Kaldi's Coffee in St. Louis, fresh-baked pastries, breakfast sandwiches, lattes and more daily. Or, swing by for lunch and enjoy a hand-crafted sandwich, cup of gourmet soup, or flatbread and free wifi.

If coffee and tea isn't your thing, try a craft beer or glass of wine with your meal! RAIL offers something for everyone and a fun atmosphere. Stop by RAIL on your next adventure in ILLINOISouth!

Cafe on the Abbey in Columbia

Housed in the former Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and convent, Cafe on the Abbey is a coffee shop with breakfast, lunch, dessert, and Keto-friendly options.

Whether you want a great cup of coffee, a mouthwatering pastry, a healthy breakfast, or a delectable lunch, Cafe on the Abbey is there to serve you. Try a latte or chai, or a cool frappé or smoothie on a hot summer’s day. At Cafe on the Abbey, you can also pick up a pound or two of plain and flavored coffee beans to grind and brew at home.

Sunrise Cafe in Norris City

Enjoy a plate of homemade biscuits and gravy alongside your flavored coffee at Sunrise Cafe in Norris City, IL. You can also purchase omelets, oatmeal and other breakfast items before daily lunch specials begin. Don't miss the chance to start your day at Sunrise Cafe during your ILLINOISouth adventure in Norris City.

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