Rock Island is a place where everyone can feel at home, whether you love coffee or you detest coffee. (We make lot's of other drinks, too!) Our mission is to build community through art, music, and other shared experiences. Many people, both young and old, consider us their home away from home. Smiles are always free!
At each Tropical Smoothie Cafe location, healthy choices abound with drinks composed of fresh fruit and snacks loaded with veggies and premium meats and cheeses. The café’s colorful repertoire of smoothies runs the gamut from creamy, dessert-based indulgent creations to light and refreshing low-fat fruit options or frosty drinks boosted with supplements. Strawberries, bananas, and peaches mingle with exotic açaí and goji berries to form mouthwatering concoctions designed to deliver health-boosting antioxidants, essential nutrients and laser vision–inducing vitamins. Drinks pair with ciabatta and griddled flatbread during breakfast and lunch, as well as with made-to-order salads and a host of wraps and sandwiches.
Serving up piping-hot sandwiches and pizzas alongside deli classics and frozen treats, Paradise Island sates uncontrollable appetites with a wide selection of menu items. Warm winter-chilled bellies with hot delectables such as the shredded barbecue-pork sandwich ($3.49), grilled-cheese sandwich ($2.59), or chili dog with cheese and onions lounging on a pillowy bun ($2.69). Similarly tame lion-sized hungers with the chair-and-whip combination of the honey-mesquite turkey-and-ham deli sandwich ($3.69). Sample an Islander pizza, which fuses together ham, bacon, and pineapple with delicious centrifugal motion ($5.49 for a 7"), or enjoy a poured bowlful of a daily special soup ($2.49) and chili ($2.99), after mouth crunching a fresh salad ($3.79–$5.19). Give hard-working kids a break from the after-school real-estate seminar circuit with a kid's meal, such as the sloppy joe or ham-and-cheese sandwich, which includes chips, soda, and a kid’s cone ($3.99).
When Forever Yogurt claims that it has “literally trillions of possibilities” for combining frozen-yogurt flavors and toppings, it is literally not kidding. At each location, some 16 flavors and 40 toppings challenge self-serve artists to twirl, sprinkle, and festoon cups of fro-yo to their own taste buds' content. Frozen masterpieces can accommodate preferences for low-fat, nonfat, nondairy, and no-sugar-added diets, as well as daily food-pyramid requirements for fresh blueberries, kiwi, and caramel-turtle cups.
Since 1977, the cookie craftsmen at Great American Cookies have shared edible sentiments via freshly baked cookies, brownies, and hand-decorated cookie cakes. The shop’s website caters to sweet requests with an online store full of preconceived designs searchable by occasion, recipient gender, and theme, including birthdays and holidays. Alternatively, nibblers can orchestrate specific decoration cravings and create unique designs to celebrate special events, such as baby’s first hedge fund.