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Big Shoulders Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
  • Go here. Experience the coffee. It's worth it.
  • Briana P.
    "The marshmallow latte is the most delicious thing I've ever tasted."(14 Tips)
    Chris F.
    "Delicious, fresh roasted goodness."(2 Tips)
    Michelle H.
    "Love the minimalistic decor & bus tracker inside, great idea."(2 Tips)
    "Every Monday morning 7am-9am coffee is $1.11 to all CTA riders."(2 Tips)
76 Tips and reviews
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  • Shana D.
    Shana DagnyApril 8, 2014
    Clean look Background Music is like Sunday afternoon in Uncle's house in Panama Marshamallow latte so good you could pee in your pants Home roasted Coffee good after taste, not > than 7 day roast
  • Michael L.
    Michael LangAugust 13, 2014
    Their marshmallow latte is very unique, in terms of having the roasted marshmallow on. Paired with their rich coffee makes for a very yummy latte. Give it a try!!
  • Mackenzie B.
    Mackenzie BrillAugust 18, 2015
    Awesome place! Right next to the Chicago stop on the blue line (literally right next to, this is not a hyperbole). Cardamom spice latte was scrumptious. Highly recommend!
  • Samantha O.
    Samantha O.July 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    love the no-nonsense decor and menu. the owner tim is super friendly. will truly miss making this a part of my daily routine when my regular work schedule sets in place.
  • PureWow
    PureWowMarch 28, 2017
    Chicago Blue LIne: The only thing better than a cortado and an icebox cookie is the signature vanilla latte that comes with a toasted marshmallow on top. Read more
  • Rosie Mae
    Rosie MaeJune 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their marshmallow lattes are genius! & they have almond milk which is a must have for me :)
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJune 19, 2016
    Off the beaten path shop in in River West. Their iced coffee will definitely do the job on a hot summer day. Very down to earth baristas.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 24, 2014
    Off the beaten path shop in in River West. Their iced coffee will definitely do the job on a hot summer day. Very down to earth baristas.
  • Viral P.
    Viral PRDecember 7, 2012
    Fairly new to River West, but great beverages! Grab something hot this winter while you wait for the bus/train (they even have a screen showing next arrival time).
  • Vitalina S.
    Vitalina S.July 1, 2015
    The best marshmallow latte at the entire world. Definitely check it out. Service is nice, really quiet vibe.
  • ben m.
    ben mMay 5, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    The chemex is worth the extra time. Great coffee and really likable staff.
  • Kellen T.
    Kellen TerrettAugust 11, 2014
    Fantastic coffee, and wonderful service. The people who work here are always friendly and chat with me about coffee. Great location too!
  • Maxwell H.
    Maxwell HendersonDecember 1, 2015
    Ordered a almond latte and hung out for a while. The employees were really nice and the community atmosphere was enjoyable. Good way to spend your morning
  • Mirko P.
    Mirko PintarOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Good place to meet a friend having a nice coffee drink and excellent customer service in warn atmosphere
  • Tirdad K.
    Tirdad KiamaneshNovember 13, 2017
    One of the best cafeshop in the city, they have lots of different options
  • Chris F.
    Chris FosterAugust 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Delicious, fresh roasted goodness. Great atmosphere, perfect location on the way to work (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • C R.
    C ReyJanuary 18, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicago roaster dedicated to the craft of both roasting and coffee. Multiple brew options make decisions tough but try a cortado, marshmallow latte, or tasty cold brew.
  • Kathryn
    KathrynFebruary 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the chai latte. It is unsweetened so they let you put as much or as little sugar in for your own tastes!
  • dan c.
    dan cApril 14, 2015
    Friendly staff that tolerate the coffee ramblings of antipodeans - will make you a flat white!
  • Johan C.
    Johan ChristiansonNovember 5, 2013
    Superb spot for drinks that actually are unique & different. Marshmellow latte, anyone? Yes, indeed.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McVicarDecember 27, 2014
    Very warm and genuinely nice baristas. Love the bus time tracker. Oh and the coffee is fantastic.
  • Jaclyn C.
    Jaclyn CrawfordAugust 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best customer service and love the big windows. Don't miss the tea section of the menu!
  • Dana T.
    Dana TedescoJuly 18, 2013
    Iced White (double-strength coffee w/ half-and-half, sugar & a touch of orange) will KICK-START your summer mornings. Pre-packaged for on-the-go!
  • Global H.
    Good coffee. It's 86 degrees in here right now, which is extremely hot for a coffee shop. WiFi password is 1105Chicago.
  • Briana P.
    Briana PenaMarch 24, 2013
    The marshmallow latte is the most delicious thing I've ever tasted.
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah K.August 7, 2014
    Marshmallow latte. Americano. Great staff, great location on the corner to people -watch.
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HaidetNovember 6, 2012
    Try the marshmallow latte! Love the minimalistic decor & bus tracker inside, great idea.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BellJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Careful roasts, super-friendly staff, and an interior with great personality. What more could you want?
  • Ben C.
    Ben ChapmanAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Fast service, freshly roasted coffee, marshmallow latte, and friendly staff!
  • Mohop
    MohopJune 20, 2014
    Big Shoulders offers Almond Milk and the people who work there are so friendly!
  • s.
    s.July 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You should start going here now so in 5 months from now when this place is the most popular coffee shop around.. you can tell all your friends "I told you so"
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillMay 7, 2015
    You must try the hot chocolate which comes with marshmallows.
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda Kerrigan HorwitzJanuary 28, 2014
    Delicious, fresh roasted goodness. Amazing Atmosphere, Great Location!
  • Brennan R.
    Brennan RoachJanuary 28, 2013
    Try the Everything Scone. Completely changed my view of the Scone race.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MillsOctober 1, 2015
    Dope coffee spot, but Wifi is trash during peak times. Outlets under table!
  • Adam L.
    Adam LondonAugust 6, 2014
    Great staff, incredibly friendly. Awesome iced coffee.
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian BAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The marshmallow latte is perfect. And they have almond milk!
  • Photo L.
    Photo LarryJanuary 13, 2014
    They have free wifi but found the space to be small and they offer no food items. So if you just want caff ,and use the computer for short while....ok. Otherwise, it is not good place to study.
  • William P.
    William PotashJune 14, 2014
    They usually give you a discount if you bike there with a helmet.
  • John R.
    John RJuly 19, 2014
    The lotta chotta is a latte made with horchata instead of milk. It's amazing!
  • Luke A.
    Luke AveryApril 6, 2015
    So hard to choose what to order - amazing pour over or sublime cardamon spice latte?
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KimSeptember 9, 2013
    $1 hot coffee and $2 iced for CTA riders on Mondays! Coffee is a little bitter for me but other people love it .
  • Renee L.
    Renee LeungMarch 17, 2013
    Great open and airy space, delicious marshmallow latte. Also, bus tracker and train tracker inside. Handy!
  • Marissa R.
    Marissa RyanMay 27, 2015
    Love everything here. S'mores latte was incredible!
  • Claire H.
    Claire HennerJune 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Nicest coffee shop employees ever! No attitude and great drinks :)
  • Mirko P.
    Mirko PintarDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I really like their coffee, makes cappuccino up to my taste
  • Ayin
    AyinSeptember 15, 2016
    Try the marshmallow latte!
  • Alex S.
    Alex SobleAugust 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The camomile mint licorice root tea will blow your fucking mind.
  • Christian T.
    Christian TrappJune 7, 2015
    Good coffee and cool people
  • James L.
    James LoftusNovember 26, 2014
    Marshmallow latte is a fun treat.
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