The Beanhive

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An excellent local coffee shop located about a block and a half from GDH. Formerly Kaldi's, it is now officially the Beanhive (though familiarly known as "Mary's Living Room"). This is Knox's favorite cafe. It's a great place for many things including drinking coffee, studying, and open mic nights. They host Knox open mics a lot of the time, and have delicious chai. That may not sound like much, but people get there. They also have free wi-fi access so they are a favorite place for studying and doing homework. The current owner, Mary, has been in charge of the Beanhive since 2013! She has made the place a venue for local and Knox-friendly open mics, literature/poetry readings, and the occasional punk rock show. This is cafe is a gem and a comforting environment. There are many places to sit, magazines, games, and you will usually run into professors grading papers here.


Hours during the school year[edit]

Monday = 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday through Saturday = 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday = closed

Contact and address[edit]

124 E Simmons St Galesburg, IL 61401 (309) 344-0200


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Recommended Drinks[edit]

  • Vanilla Latte: try it with an almond milk substitute!
  • The Rachael Morrissey: Italian Soda with many fruity flavors
  • Frappé: Perfect for spring term!
  • Chocolate chip cookie- Not a drink, still amazing.