The goal of Cool Beanz is to provide a comfortable environment for Quad City Community members as well as Augustana and Blackhawk College Students to study, relax, interact, and enjoy high quality products in a warm atmosphere.
Annette Zapolis, owner and manager, thought that such a place was needed in the area after living in Rock Island for four years as an Augustana student. Her third year at Augustana, she started to research not only her major, Geology, but also studied coffee, espresso, restaurant management, and the communities needs. After finding the perfect location, applying a year of research, and fixing up the 100 year old building- Cool Beanz opened August 24th 2009- three months after Zapolis’ graduation from Augustana.
On any day, one can find families enjoying time together by the three sided fireplace, students diligently working in books and laptops, and couples and friends catching up over hot coffee and coco. Most evenings entertainers grace the Cool Beanz stage for toe tapping entertainment. Cool Beanz is hosting music five days each week with artists from around the US.
Cool Beanz serves beer, wine and gourmet cocktails to compliment their evening menu. Check out all of the menu items on the Menu tab of the website.
Cool Beanz is living up to the slogan- “A Warm Place to Chill” thanks to the warm welcome from the community and students. And with the cold Rock Island winter right around the corner- good conversation, hot coffee, and warm hearts are here to stay at Cool Beanz.