The Best Coffee Shop in Illinois
The best coffee shop in Illinois is Crown Brew. Hands down. No contest. Since Crown Brew opened it’s doors to coffee-lovers here in southern Illinois, I’ve been incredibly impressed by their consistently high quality drinks, cozy-luxe atmosphere, and friendly knowledgeable staff. It’s needless to say that Crown Brew is an easy recommendation from myself and everyone else in the area. If you’re in the area for any reason, you have check it out.
Crown Brew offers fun seasonal drinks to stand alongside their iconic pour-overs, teas, and espressos. They enjoy playing with flavor and creating new things, but clearly deeply appreciate the classics. If you like a true bitter green matcha – they’ll make it for you. If you want to try something like a matcha latte, but don’t love it’s natural flavor – they’ll work with you to make sure they make you something delicious. They also have a full suite of alternative milks, so you’re not boxed into just dairy or soy.
Their vibe is unmatched. Their music, gorgeous murals, big windows, heavy chairs, excellent glassware, friendly people, leather couches, and deep emerald hanging plants all work beautifully together to give you a deep sense of appreciation for how charming life can be. Crown Brew has a great way of giving you that Meg Ryan main character feeling every single time you walk through their doors. I love it.
Where to stay to enjoy Crown Brew
We suggest staying near the Square in Marion to get the most out of its wonderful small businesses like Crown Brew. For families, check out Fairway Manor on the green on Kokopelli’s Golf Course. You will love being near The Turn and the Kokopelli Golf Club for dinner.
For people who want to stay in a beautifully restored historic home in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance to Crown Brew, we suggest Imy’s Place. This home is situated near Crown Brew, and is a short drive to other gems like the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.
Book our Dam Near Lake of Egypt Cabins for a stay that encompasses both a waterfront property and a quick drive to town. These cabins are amazing for pet parents, small families, and couples who are excited to wake up by the water with a great cup of coffee from Crown Brew.