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Air Play Sports & Espresso

115 E 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081-3610
+1 815-585-4327
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (7 reviews)
“coffee shop” (4 reviews)
“great coffee” (2 reviews)
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115 E 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081-3610
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can't remember exact month we were there but the espresso drinks were below average/not good, and the high school kids working there had zero personality and were rude. Was a high school garage "band" playing (just noise), too, and we couldn't get out fast enough....More

Thank Tree C
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped with some colleagues at this coffee shop in Sterling. Coffee is good and staff are very polite. Only issue if it is busy the service is quite slow. On one visit only one girl working and this was during the key morning period. Overall...More

Thank sf999
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Met for coffee after work with a co-worker. Nice place with great service. They have a wide variety of drinks and food items on the menu. A very nice place to meet.

Thank gregn847
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Consistently great brew. The bakery items are fantastic also. Don't forget to use a punch card. The 11 th coffee is free😁

Thank Deana S
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I have been going to Airplay since they opened. Great coffee drinks , amazing friendly servers. Mouth watering scones. new varieties tried... quaint setting in down town Sterling. A great place to meet friends on mornings or after work ..A must see

Thank cindysW5008BU
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Friendly atmosphere, attentive people, great choices of disc golf combined with coffee and treats inhouse location. Very good coffee and pastries.

Thank mexico1965
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Love the caramel thumbprints and the caramel macchiato (both hot and cold are amazing). Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Would highly recommend!!!!

Thank jbferris2012
Tim M, Owner at Air Play Sports & Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thank you your kind review. We hope you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Although I do not drink coffee or expresso, I usually visit Air Play two or three times a week for some freshly baked items. Whether it is cookies or scones or some other items, they are always freshly baked and different each day. Two of...More

Thank Jim D
NewtonJames, Owner at Air Play Sports & Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Thank you for being a steady customer. All businesses rely on their customers, but even more so for small business. Your being with us, whether you're a coffee drinker or not, means so much. You are welcome to cozy up for music, internet if just...More

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I just moved back into the area after 14 years and spent most of the last few weeks scoping out eateries and other local businesses that I could see my self spending time and money in. As a young adult, I was more than happy...More

Thank emmalie007
NewtonJames, Owner at Air Play Sports & Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Thank you so much for the kind review. We love coffee, too! Air Play has many more coffee-related products to add to our current menu. Keep your eyes and nose on alert. We will keep trying to provide you with great coffees and a rewarding...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

Cute and very quaint atmosphere. Great coffee's and tea's plus more! The staff that works there are friendly and aim to please. They also sell unusual kites and frisbies etc.a must see!

Thank Marypat72
NewtonJames, Owner at Air Play Sports & Espresso, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thank you so much for the nice comments. Of course, we think we're better than that other coffee place, but clearly we are biased. Glad you enjoy your visits with us.

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 E 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 815-585-4327
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2017 - Voted the most favorite place for coffee AGAIN! (3) three years running in the entire Sauk Valley, Sterling, Rock Falls and Dixon. An independent eclectic, little coffee shop and bakery, family owned and operated. We use high quality beans, roasted weekly, and serve espresso-based beverages, fruit smoothies, frappes, loose-leaf teas, and more. Our micro-bakery provides scones, muffins, cookies and other delights, all baked FROM SCRATCH. There is seating for 30. Come in and relax, meet friends or log on with our free WiFi. You won't be disappointed.
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