Coffee & Treats in Northeast


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  • Egg Harbor Cafe
    Egg Harbor's menu packs a sumptuous punch of traditional and creative breakfast and lunch dishes for daytime noshing. While standard offerings of bacon, pancakes, and corned beef hash nourish appetites with familiar flavors, the cafe’s savory variety also includes breakfast sandwiches and the salsa-topped, spinach-stuffed dynamite veggie white omelette, which treats tongues to a delicious taste explosion ($8.95). Lunchtime fare consists of sandwiches and burgers as well as Mexican inspired dishes of chicken tacos ($8.95) and harbor fajitas, featuring charbroiled chicken strips and sautéed veggies served with flour tortillas, avocado, sour cream, and more ($9.95). Egg Harbor’s gluten-free options keep the wheat intolerant happy, while the grown-up intolerant can turn to a kids’ menu and choose child-friendly items such as green eggs and ham shot to the table from a Nerf gun ($3.95).
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    1603 N Alpine Rd
    Rockford, IL US
  • Meg's Daily Grind
    The family-owned-and-operated shop brews sumptuous gourmet coffee and espresso while serving a plethora of sweet treats and tasty baked goods. Ordered weekly, Meg's coffee is always fresh and many are certified organic, with tempting roasts such as sugar plum berry, white chocolate mousse, and butter pecan ($1.55–$1.78 per cup). Meg's array of caffeinated concoctions includes blended smoothies, iced coffees, cappuccinos, and chai teas, covering the full range of the caffeine rainbow. Meg's menu features several fresh pastries and light lunches, including the ham and cheddar sandwich or feta-cheese-topped Meg's special salad. Visitors can indulge in a blueberry muffin ($1.97) while melting the icicles off their antlers in front of the fireplace at their Alpine location.
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    1141 N Alpine Rd
    Rockford, IL US
  • Sheri's Place
    Natural light licks the lacquered bar, laden with down-turned coffee mugs, silverware rolls, and the reflection of a smiling server. Spatulas, seasoned pans, and other kitchen utensils adorn the diner's walls, all hinting at what defines Sheri’s Place: real comfort food, everything from house-made meatloaf and fluffy fresh-whipped omelets to a Friday-night fish fry with hand-breaded fillets. The quaint eatery can seat roughly 90 folks at its casual tables and booths, which are ergonomically designed to maximize the speed at which patrons can devour a house-made rhubarb or caramel-apple pie without hands.
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    5859 Forest Hills Road
    Rockford, IL US
  • Dq Grill and Chill
    Take a dessert detour to Dq Grill and Chill, and boost your mood with a simple scoop of ice cream. You won t find fare that s low in fat here Dq Grill and Chill is the perfect place to indulge. Whether you have a large or small group, Dq Grill and Chill can accommodate both. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. Drivers can access the parking lot next door. A meal at Dq Grill and Chill will typically set you back about $30. Dq Grill and Chill offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
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    1601 E Riverside Blvd
    Rockford, IL US
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