Visitors Guide
Welcome to the Coffee Trail

Welcome to the Coffee Trail

Here's to discovering your new favorite coffee shop!

Last year, we created our first ever coffee trail with 28 shops in our 21 counties. This year, we've partnered with 6 local tourism bureaus (Explore Mattoon, Lake Shelbyville, Enjoy Mt. Vernon, Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau, Visit Effingham, and visitSI) to create the Southern Illinois Coffee Trail. This year's trail features over 50 shops and spans 450 miles. The trail runs from 9/1/2023 - 12/31/2023.

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How it Works:

There are a few different ways you can participate in the coffee trail!

  1. Download our app → sign up → go to the Tours section → click on Southern Illinois Coffee Trail → scroll through the shops until you find one you want to visit → show the app to the barista and click Check-In Now → repeat until you've visited 8!
  2. Pick up your passport from the participating coffee shops → ask the barista to initial the box next to the shop's name → repeat until you've visited 8 → mail the passport book back to us at: 4387 N. Illinois Street, Suite 200, Swansea, IL 62226
  3. Request a passport from the link above → repeat steps from #2

If you are mailing us a completed passport book: please make sure to fill out the contact information in the book so we can reach out if you win the raffle!

The App:

For Android users: click here to download.

For Apple users: click here to download.

How to Win:

  • Visit 8 of the coffee shops to win a prize and be entered into a raffle for the chance to win coffee gear from the participating shops!


6:10 Coffee Company

Salem, Illinois
6:10 Coffee Company is a drive-through coffee shop located in the old Speed Lube building on West Main St...more!

Bianco's Ice Cream

Du Quoin, Illinois
Bianco's is a family-owned ice cream and coffee shop in historic downtown DuQuoin, Illinois....more!

The Bold Goat Coffee Company

Fairfield, Illinois
Coffee shop serving specialty coffee, bakery items, and lunch.    For Southern Illinois Coffee Trai...more!

Cafe 82:3

Mount Carmel, Illinois
Cafe 82:3 in Mt. Carmel offers a unique space to the community. From the cozy atmosphere, craft drinks, scratch-mad...more!

Cafe on the Abbey

Columbia, Illinois
Re-energize yourself during your next Downstate Illinois adventure with a stop at Cafe on the Abbey in Columbia, IL...more!

Casey Coffee Company

Casey, Illinois
Casey Coffee Company honors everything community. Right from the heart of Main Street, we’re brewing up fresh...more!

Coffee + Creams

Toledo, Illinois
Join us on the square in Toledo for coffee, specialty drinks, ice cream, food and more!...more!

The Coffeehouse Company

O'Fallon, Illinois
Enjoy fresh coffee and delightful desserts!   For Southern Illinois Coffee Trail participants: 10% disco...more!

Colyer Coffee House

Albion, Illinois
Coffee shop located in Albion offering specialty drinks, bakery items, and lunch.    For Southern I...more!

Common Grounds Coffee Lounge

Flora, Illinois
Common Grounds Coffee Lounge exists to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for all whom come to enjoy su...more!

Cornerstone Coffee House

Norris City, Illinois
A fabulous coffee house with specialty hot, iced & frozen espresso beverages, teas, Bliss ice cream, lunch &...more!

Cup of Joy

Robinson, Illinois
Cup of Joy is a coffee and brunch spot for people who live for smiles and caffeine. Don't worry, the extra love...more!

Duo Boutique & Coffeehouse

Norris City, Illinois
Gourmet coffeehouse located inside DoOver Decor & Boutique.   For Southern Illinois Coffee Trail par...more!

Farm Fancy Brewed, Baked, and Crafted

Du Quoin, Illinois
Lattes, Cappuccino, Coffee, Smoothies, Pastries, Baked Goods, Charcuterie and more!...more!

Fusion Coffee

Fairfield, Illinois
Specialty coffee shop in Fairfield, IL.    For Southern Illinois Coffee Trail participants: 5% disc...more!

Gather. Okawville

Okawville, Illinois
Gather is a family owned and operated coffee bar offering coffee, teas, and espresso for carry out.   Fo...more!

103 Grounded in Grace

Carmi, Illinois
The 103 is a coffee shop downtown Carmi, Illinois. Great atmosphere and delicious coffee!...more!

GypsyQueen Coffee Bar

Marshall, Illinois
Amazing coffee in a historic building with a great vibe, and maybe even a hint of Europe! For Southern Illinois ...more!

Jackson Avenue Coffee

Charleston, Illinois
Independent coffee shop located in Charleston, IL specializing in espresso-based drinks and light lunch fare. ...more!

Joe and Onie's

Belleville, Illinois
Quality First. Family Centric. Belleville Proud. Coffee, breakfast, salads, soups and snacks!   For Sout...more!

June's Breakfast + Patio

Shiloh, Illinois
Community-centered breakfast spot serving local, seasonal food + vibes. June's loves to celebrate local fa...more!

LongStory Coffee

Belleville, Illinois
Local coffee roaster based out of Belleville, IL. Specializing in artisanal fair trade coffee. Rent their event spa...more!

Melinda's Coffee and Bistro

Centralia, Illinois
Serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks in Centralia, IL.   For Southern Illinois Coffee Trail partic...more!

Milk & Honey Coffee and Tea

Mount Carmel, Illinois
Proudly serving Pipers Coffee, Piper & Leaf Artisan Tea, Fresh Baked Goods, & House Made flavors to top tho...more!

Off the Square Coffee Co.

Red Bud, Illinois
Grab a delicious brewed coffee, latte, cappuccino, mocha, cold brew, or other coffee concoction at Off the Square C...more!

Oh So Sweet Bakery & Cafe

Carlyle, Illinois
Candy Buffets, Grazing Tables, Popcorn & S'more Bars, Veggie & Fruit Bars, Dessert Bars, Snack Bar, and...more!

Olde City Cafe & Bar

Breese, Illinois
Local coffee shop in Breese, IL serving bakery items and lunch.   For Southern Illinois Coffee Trail par...more!

Ophelia's Cup

Olney, Illinois
Make Ophelia's Cup a part of your Downstate Illinois adventure in Historic Downtown Olney! Ophelia's has a ...more!


Belleville, Illinois
Located in the same building as Grimm & Gorly Florist, POUR @ 322 specializes in high-quality coffees, teas, an...more!

RAIL Coffee Room

Centralia, Illinois
RAIL Coffee Room is an Industrial Style Coffee Shop that reflects Centralia's rich Railroad History. Guests can...more!

The Red Porch Cafe

New Baden, Illinois
The Red Porch Cafe in New Baden operates with the mission to “Brew Good. Do Good.”  Every pur...more!

Shimoji Coffee - Greenville

Greenville, Illinois
In 2016, Sheba and Kyle Barker opened Shimoji Coffee, a drive-thru only coffee shop in Vandalia, Illinois, to offer...more!

Shimoji Coffee - Vandalia

Vandalia, Illinois
In 2016, Sheba and Kyle Barker opened Shimoji Coffee, a drive-thru only coffee shop in Vandalia, Illinois, to offer...more!

St. Louis Coffee World

Mascoutah, Illinois
Local coffee shop serving specialty drinks, bakery items, and lunch.  For Southern Illinois Coffee Trail pa...more!

Taps and Vine Social House

Pinckneyville, Illinois
Social House offering specialty coffee, spectacular cocktails, delicious food, & games for all ages!  ...more!

The Traveling Mug

Casey, Illinois
Specialty coffee shop located in Casey, IL.   For Southern Illinois Coffee Trail participants: 10% disco...more!

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