If you call yourself a coffee enthusiast you have to try out Leave’s and Beans in either Peoria Heights, or Morton. With an abundant selection of coffee, teas, and tasty eats they, have an inviting and unique atmosphere. This place is a must try. I have personally only been to the Peoria Heights location and the moment you step into the old house you feel like you’ve escaped the outside world.
Eysals Coffee Roaster is, in my opinion at least, a local gem to the area. Located across the river in East Peoria, Eysals is total hometown original. They have a great staff that is always warm and inviting. You can tell that they truly take pride in what they do and the quality of their product. To top it off they also have AMAZING homemade popcorn with great unique flavors.
There are still a dozen other local places in the area that I have been told about, these are just some of the ones that I have been able to explore. So the next time you need a little caffeine fix, try one of the locally run shops, you never know what you may find.
If you live in the area and have a favorite spot let us know!