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At some point on your eagle-watching adventure, you might want a break from the cold.

And crave a taste of something warm.

There's a slew of lunch and coffee places -- several of which are new to town -- around the Quad-Cities that will keep you warm, full and ready for more Bald Eagle Days fun.

Read on for 12 warm-up eating and drinking spots.

1. Redband Coffee Company

Located just a few blocks from the Mississippi River, Redband Coffee Company is a good spot to grab a quick coffee or espresso drink. There's no space to sit inside, so get a drink to-go (and maybe a scone or fried egg sandwich) and find a warm place to enjoy. Try the brown sugar vanilla latte, a seasonal treat that's on the menu.

Redband Coffee Company, 329 E. 4th St., Davenport, is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call 563-823-1107 or visit

2. Fresh Deli

This deli, stacked with homemade soup, sliders and sodas using local ingredients, has a great view of the Mississippi River near Modern Woodmen Park. Try the pad Thai noodles, hot ham and cheese sandwich or the deli's soup of the day.

Fresh Deli, at 421 W. River Dr. Davenport, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday-Monday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 563-424-4561 or visit

3. Barley and Rye Bistro

For the farm-to-table lovers, head to downtown Moline for a taste of bourbon, bison, steak or duck burgers, fried chicken sandwich or the apple bacon salad.

Barley and Rye Bistro, 1320 5th Ave., Moline, is open from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. For more information, call 309-757-1557 or visit

4. Baked Beer & Bread Company

Baked Beer & Bread Company is a good place to cozy up and indulge on all the carbs. The restaurant/bakery/brewery offers homemade baked goods and coffee as well as drool-worthy dishes as well as a great Sunday brunch. Baked is located in the cute visitor-friendly neighborhood of the East Village of Davenport, which is just off of River Drive.

Baked, is open 7 a.m. to midnight Tuesday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Visit or call 563-232-1251.

5. Q-C Coffee and Pancake House

Looking for one of the best breakfasts in the Quad-Cities? Fuel up on steak and eggs, cinnamon roll pancakes, omelettes and specialty coffee choices. Q-C Coffee and Pancake House, 1831 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. For more information, call 309-788-9589 or visit

6. UP Skybar 

Looking for the ultimate view of the Mississippi River, the Q-C and the eagles? Visit the Quad-City area's highest rooftop bar and restaurant, called UP Skybar & Lounge, which is atop the nine-story Current Iowa hotel at the corner of 2nd and Main streets in downtown Davenport. It opened in July. Enjoy craft cocktails, small plates and sliders while sitting on the outdoor patio, which is outfitted with fire pits and heaters during the colder months.

UP Skybar & Lounge, 215 N Main St., Davenport, is open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Visit or call 563-231-9556.

7. Armored Gardens

Out-of-town visitors may be curious about the Midwest take on barbecue. The food menu of Armored Gardens, which opened in October in downtown Davenport, is packed with barbecue pulled pork, beef brisket, pulled chicken and slab ribs as well as sides such as macaroni and cheese. And then there's the beer. Armored Gardens houses a bar with 100 beers on tap. You can check out the options via an app, called DigitalPour.

At Armored Gardens, 315 Pershing Ave., Davenport, the kitchen is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The bar is open from 11 a.m. to midnight Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. It's closed Mondays. Visit

8. Panini & Friends

This panini place is also new to downtown Davenport since last January. Panini & Friends offers a variety of panini sandwiches for breakfast, lunch or dessert and is just a short walk to the Mississippi River and bike path. It also houses a coffee bar with specialty drinks.

Panini & Friends, 429 E 3rd St., Davenport, is open 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, visit or call 563-322-1856

9. Ruby's Beers, Bikes, Brats

You won't have to venture far to check out Ruby's, which shares a building with Panini & Friends. At Ruby's, you can enjoy a craft beer and brat while getting your bicycle repaired. Or, you can just peruse the bikes for sale. The bar/restaurant opened in September and offers brats made in-house topped with items such as bacon, avocado or homemade slaw. In addition, Ruby's serves burgers, salads and appetizers such as chorizo fries and wings.

Ruby's Beer, Bikes and Brats, 429 E 3rd St., Davenport, is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday. For more information, visit or call 563-293-1966.

10. Milltown Coffee

Milltown Coffee is a spacious industrial-esque coffee shop with large windows offering a stunning view of the Mississippi River that's just across the street. On the menu, try specialty coffee or espresso drinks plus cozy food options such as a grilled cheese sandwich with a cup of soup, breakfast bowl, vegetarian burger or grilled s'mores.

Milltown Coffee, 3800 River Drive, Moline, is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 309-517-6444 or visit

11. Royal-Tea

If you're eagle watching in LeClaire, Iowa, put this on your list. Royal-Tea is a nonprofit tea shop -- serving nearly 50 types of loose-leaf tea -- that opened its doors in November. Stay and warm up with a mug of pumpkin chai tea and enjoy a great view of the Mississippi. Or, grab a to-go mug and explore the quaint town of LeClaire. All proceeds from Royal-Tea go toward local and global mission work and charities.

Royal-Tea, 316 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 563-265-1768 or visit

12. Cody Road Cocktail House

While in LeClaire, you might as well sample another kind of cozy beverage. The Mississippi River Distilling Company opened its long-awaited bar, called Cody Road Cocktail House, on July 1, the same day a new Iowa law allowing distilleries to sell its alcohol by the glass went into effect. The cocktail house overlooks the Mississippi River and offers crafted cocktails and flights. While food isn't served there, visitors can order from nearby restaurants for delivery. Try the Iowa Coffee Martini, Cody's Harvest (made with fresh apple cider) or the Black Forest (a cocktail with bourbon and hot chocolate).

Cody Road Cocktail House, 303 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, is open from noon to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-midnight Friday-Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Visit

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Amanda Hancock is a reporter covering food, arts and entertainment in the Quad-Cities (and beyond).