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HOURS:
MONDAY-FRIDAY 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SATURDAY
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN CHILLICOTHE INSIDE A HISTORIC BANK BUILDING BUILT IN 1868, HAPPY THOUGHT COFFEE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1998 BY WES & SARAH WILLIAMSON.  THE COFFEE BAR SHARES SPACE WITH THE VAULT, A UNIQUE GIFT SHOP HOUSED INSIDE THE BANK VAULT, AND WORLD CLASS TRAVEL, CHILLICOTHE'S HOMETOWN PROFESSIONAL SOURCE OF TRAVEL PLANNING.

 

FROM THE BEGINNING, THE WILLIAMSONS WERE DETERMINED TO SERVE QUALITY FOOD AT A REASONABLE PRICE.  THEY CONTINUE THAT PHILOSOPHY TODAY WITH SCRATCH-BAKED GOODS, FRESHLY GROUND COFFEES, AND REAL MEATS-NOT PRESSED & FORMED LUNCH MEATS.  

 

THE BUILDING, LOCATED AT 953 NORTH SECOND STREET IN DOWNTOWN CHILLICOTHE, ORIGINALLY HOUSED THE TRUITT-MATTHEWS BANK.  THE INTERIOR IS STATELY AND ORNATE BUT THE ATMOSPHERE IS FRIENDLY AND CASUAL. ALTHOUGH THE TELLER'S CAGES ARE LONG GONE, THE MARBLE FLOORS STILL SHOW THE WEAR OF CLIENTS STANDING IN LINE FOR THEIR BANKING BUSINESS.

 

HAPPY THOUGHT COFFEE HAS EARNED A REPUTATION FOR QUALITY IN THE PEORIA AREA AND HAS RECEIVED RAVE REVIEWS FROM NEWSPAPER AND TELEVISION REVIEWERS.  IF YOU ARE TRAVELING THROUGH THE AREA, STOP IN FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, OR A DELICIOUS TREAT.  CALL AND ASK ABOUT THE DAILY HOMEMADE SOUPS AND SPECIALS AT 309 274-6623 OR CHECK OUT THE DAILY SOUPS AND SPECIALS ON THIS SITE.

HOUSE SPECIALTIES

• TWO HOMEMADE SOUPS SERVED DAILY WITH ITALIAN BREAD

• DAILY HOMEMADE SPECIAL

• HOMEMADE CHICKEN SALAD & TUNA SALAD

• REAL MEATS, NO “LUNCH MEATS

• HOMEMADE BAKED GOODS

• HOMEMADE DESSERTS