Move over pumpkin's peppermint mocha season! Nothing says winter like this festive all-star flavor combo. Luckily, the Greater Peoria Area has this duo in a variety of sips, sweets, and treats to brighten the holidays. Check out these local joints to curb your chocolate and peppermint cravings.


Behr Necessities  {Liverpool}    //   If you're looking for a bang for your buck, try a peppermint hot cocoa bomb from Behr Necessities for only $5. It makes one of the most delightful cups of hot cocoa you'll have all season. But don't take our word for it, treat yourself.


Black Maple Coffee  {Canton + Lewistown}    //   The cold weather calls for winter flavors. Pop out of the cold and into Black Maple Coffee for a peppermint bark mocha or white chocolate peppermint bark latte.


Brickhouse Coffee Bar  {Minonk}    //   If you're looking to get into the holiday spirit, head to Brickhouse Coffee. Not only do they serve a delightful Peppermint Mocha but their other holiday beverages are worth the buzz!


Cafe Santa Rosa  {Peoria}    //   During the most wonderful time of the year, head to Cafe Santa Rosa in Junction City. All the syrups are homemade including their seasonal peppermint, white mocha, and winter spice.


Coffee Connection  {Pekin}    //   This cozy spot is the perfect place for a hot beverage and a dose of community. Coffee Connection is always filled with a mix of wonderful conversation, gracious people, and cozy corners to study. Oh, and the peppermint mocha is top notch!


[CxT] Roasting Co.  {Peoria}    //   This coffee shop is known for their unique holiday flavors including this year's peppermint matcha and mocha cayenne. But don't worry, [CxT] also has your delicious classic peppermint mocha to sip on too. With two locations, (one in Keller Station and the other Downtown Peoria) you won't have an excuse not to pop in!


Eli’s Coffee Shop   {Morton, Tremont, Mackinaw, Metamora}  //    Try the Peppermint Cocoa as either a creamy hot drink or a blended iced drink. Topped with whipped cream, crushed candy cane pieces and chocolate drizzle, there’s no way you won’t love it


FaireCoffee  {PeoriaWashington, Eureka}    //    Whether you visit the Shoppes at Grand Prairie, Historic Washington Square or Downtown Eureka, FaireCoffee is full of peppermint treats!! Be sure to try their peppermint ice cream, a candy cane latte, the holly jolly latte, and the White Christmas. 


Four30 Scones  {Morton}    //    Not only can you get a mouth-watering peppermint truffle scone at Four30 this season, but you can pair it with their amazing peppermint mocha latte. #PerfectPairing #DuoDream


Frosted Bakery  {Princeville}    //   The seasonal menu is up and Frosted Bakery is winning! Whether it be a mocha, latte, frappe, or non-coffee, you can find a peppermint mocha duo to enjoy.


Kickabrew Coffee Co  {Edwards}    //   Kickabrew Coffee might win the classist combo this year with their Tuxedo Peppermint Mocha! It's a twist of white chocolate, mocha, and peppermint blended and frothy and truly amazing. Or you can always stick with the trusty classic peppermint mocha---either way, you're winning.


Leaves n’ Beans Coffee  {PekinMortonPeoria Heights}    //   If you're going to walk through a winter wonderland, stroll with a peppermint mocha from Leaves n' Beans. This all-star cup of holiday cheer is brag-worthy!


LeBakery  {Peoria}    //   LeBakery is spreading holiday cheer with their peppermint cocoa bombs. Their homemade recipe has a unique mix of flavors that makes the ultimate creamy cup of cocoa! Head to the Metro Centre today to pick a few up and don't forget to grab one for Santa too!


Lucy Dot’s Little Bakery Shoppe  {Toulon}    //   If you're looking for some pink peppermint ice-cream or a peppermint mocha cupcake, run to Lucy Dot's while supplies last! Their clever holiday flavors have dropped and these peppermint goodies are only a few of the amazing holiday treats available.


MadMac’s Coffee  {Germantown Hills}    //   Being the new kid on the block has not stopped MadMac's from dominating with their holiday flavor selection! The classic peppermint mocha and white peppermint mocha only scratch the surface for holiday treats. Head there and check out the other 17 holiday beverages to try.


Minonk Chocolate Company  {Minonk}    //   Known for the highest quality chocolates made from time-tested recipes, head to Minonk Chocolate Company to try their homemade mint meltaways. These are the classic mouthwatering chocolates Peppermint Mochas dream of at night.... 


Princess Creations  {Canton}    //   'Tis the season for peppermint mocha cupcakes and peppermint hot cocoa bombs! Check out Princess Creations for this perfect peppermint-chocolate duo!


The Blend   {Washington}  //   Warm-up this winter season at The Blend with a Wintermint Mocha Latte. This refreshing classic is made entirely from scratch by the team. It very well may turn into your favorite holiday beverage.


The Coffee Hub  {Lacon}    //   The Coffee Hub understood the assignment. Stop in to try The Grinch, Frosty's Demise, The Candy Cane, or a cup of Christmas Sprit.


The Spot Coffee  {Peoria}  //   Specializing in homemade peppermint syrup, The Spot crafts peppermint mocha and peppermint hot chocolate  beverages finished off with fresh whipped cream. Yum!


The Sweet Bean Coffee + Treats  {Pekin}    //   For our mega Peppermint Mocha fans, The Sweet Bean is the place for you!! This holiday season you can pair a blended iced peppermint mocha frystas with a peppermint mocha cupcake AND a peppermint blossom.  ((Warning:  you will crave the peppermint blossom in the middle of the night!! This chocolate cookie and peppermint kiss is on a new level!)) Don't miss these holiday fan favorites!


thirty-thirty Coffee Co.  {Peoria}    //    This Illinois Maker award recipient is a great spot to try a peppermint mocha and spiced lattes this season.


Trefzger’s Bakery  {Peoria Heights}    //   There's a reason why Trefzger’s Bakery is Peoria’s longest standing bakery and Illinois Maker award recipient! Stop in to stock up on your holiday treats like the peppermint mocha cupcakes, and any of their famous holiday cookies and pastries!


Triple Dipple’s   {Chillicothe}  //  Who can say no to a peppermint bark cheesecake?! With creamy peppermint goodness, an oreo crust, chocolate chips and white chocolate peppermint whipped cream your mouth will be watering!


Voilà Macarons  {Peoria}    //    Rotating winter flavors are coming soon. Whether you're trying a peppermint mocha cookie or one of the many other seasonal treats, Voilà Macarons does not disappoint. Grab a dozen, these authentic European macarons pair beautifully with holiday cheer.


Yeni’s Palarte  {Peoria Heights}  //  is a Mexican ice cream shop that also offers food and drinks. It might be winter, but ice cream is a delicious treat year-round! Try out the peppermint bark ice cream or a festive holiday drink!


Zion Coffee  {Peoria}    //    If you're in the mood for a classic peppermint mocha in a bustling shop, head to Zion in the Warehouse District! Not only will this classic curb your peppermint craving, but their entire winter menu is impressive. We challenge you to try them all!




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Photo Credit:  Four30 Scones + Lucy Dot's Little Bakery Shoppe