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Big Shoulders Coffee

Coffee Shop · River West
1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, United States
Open until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 6:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 189 votes

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    Briana P.
    "The marshmallow latte is the most delicious thing I've ever tasted."(12 Tips)
    Chris F.
    "Delicious, fresh roasted goodness."(2 Tips)
    Michelle H.
    "Love the minimalistic decor & bus tracker inside, great idea."(2 Tips)
    Matthew S.
    "slow drip coffee"(2 Tips)
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  • fresh roasted goodness
  • slow drip
  • trendy
  • authentic
  • background music
  • casual
  • great value
  • tea
  • hot chocolate
  • scones
  • cozy
  • quiet
  • friendly staff
  • almond milk
  • bus
  • cardamom
  • clean
  • oranges
  • Ashley M.

    Dope coffee spot, but Wifi is trash during peak times. Outlets under table!

    Ashley Mills · October 1
  • Mackenzie B.

    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!

    Mackenzie Brill · August 18
  • Kara A.

    My favorite coffee shop in the city!

    Kara Ayers · August 12
  • Vitalina S.

    The best marshmallow latte at the entire world. Definitely check it out. Service is nice, really quiet vibe.

    Vitalina S. · July 1
  • Christian T.

    Good coffee and cool people

    Christian Trapp · June 7
  • Marissa R.

    Love everything here. S'mores latte was incredible!

    Marissa Ryan · May 27
  • Global H.

    Good coffee. It's 86 degrees in here right now, which is extremely hot for a coffee shop. WiFi password is 1105Chicago.

  • Ricky S.

    You must try the hot chocolate which comes with marshmallows.

  • ben m.

    The chemex is worth the extra time. Great coffee and really likable staff.

    ben m · May 5
  • dan c.

    Friendly staff that tolerate the coffee ramblings of antipodeans - will make you a flat white!

    dan c · April 14
  • Luke A.

    So hard to choose what to order - amazing pour over or sublime cardamon spice latte?

    Luke Avery · April 6
  • Mike M.

    Very warm and genuinely nice baristas. Love the bus time tracker. Oh and the coffee is fantastic.

    Mike McVicar · December 27, 2014
  • James L.

    Marshmallow latte is a fun treat.

    James Loftus · November 26, 2014
  • Matthew S.

    Try a slow drip coffee, the newest of newfangled hipster coffee contraptions!

    Matthew Straub · November 14, 2014
  • Jacob S.

    Iced latte was

    Jacob Seiler · September 20, 2014
  • Jason P.

    Kraakamandel is really Crack. ☕️

    Jason Peterson · August 17, 2014
  • Michael L.

    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!!

    Michael Lang · August 13, 2014
  • Kellen T.

    Fantastic coffee, and wonderful service. The people who work here are always friendly and chat with me about coffee. Great location too!

    Kellen Terrett · August 11, 2014
  • Ben C.

    Fast service, freshly roasted coffee, marshmallow latte, and friendly staff!

    Ben Chapman · August 9, 2014
  • Jillian O.

    The marshmallow latte is perfect. And they have almond milk!

    Jillian O. · August 8, 2014
  • Sarah K.

    Marshmallow latte. Americano. Great staff, great location on the corner to people -watch.

    Sarah K. · August 7, 2014
  • Adam L.

    Great staff, incredibly friendly. Awesome iced coffee.

    Adam London · August 6, 2014
  • Aaron C.

    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 Cruz · July 24, 2014
  • John R.

    The lotta chotta is a latte made with horchata instead of milk. It's amazing!

    John R · July 19, 2014
  • Lady TMarie H.

    The customer service was lacking on my first visit; so much so that I probably won't attempt a second visit.

    Lady TMarie H. · July 6, 2014
  • Mohop

    Big Shoulders offers Almond Milk and the people who work there are so friendly!

    Mohop · June 20, 2014
  • William P.

    They usually give you a discount if you bike there with a helmet.

    William Potash · June 14, 2014
  • Rosie Mae

    Their marshmallow lattes are genius! & they have almond milk which is a must have for me :)

    Rosie Mae · June 11, 2014
  • Shana D.

    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

    Shana Dagny · April 8, 2014
  • charles

    Every Monday morning 7am-9am coffee is $1.11 to all CTA riders.

    charles · February 24, 2014
  • Kathryn

    Try the chai latte. It is unsweetened so they let you put as much or as little sugar in for your own tastes!

    Kathryn · February 6, 2014
  • Amanda K.

    Delicious, fresh roasted goodness. Amazing Atmosphere, Great Location!

    Amanda Kerrigan · January 28, 2014
  • Photo L.

    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.

    Photo Larry · January 13, 2014
  • Katie S.

    Monday "commuter special"- $1 coffee if you use the CTA. Love.

    Katie Stipanovich · November 18, 2013
  • Prashant B.

    When they say sweet , they really mean it .

    Prashant Bavan · November 12, 2013
  • Johan C.

    Superb spot for drinks that actually are unique & different. Marshmellow latte, anyone? Yes, indeed.

    Johan Christianson · November 5, 2013
  • BetsyM

    Discount with a bike helmet!

    BetsyM · October 14, 2013
  • Mirko P.

    Good place to meet a friend having a nice coffee drink and excellent customer service in warn atmosphere

    Mirko Pintar · October 5, 2013
  • Chris R.

    Jon is right...bus/train tracker is brilliant. Great place.

    Chris R · September 26, 2013
  • Jessica K.

    $1 hot coffee and $2 iced for CTA riders on Mondays! Coffee is a little bitter for me but other people love it .

    Jessica Kim · September 9, 2013
  • Dayon D.

    Decent coffee. Nothin special.

    Dayon D · September 1, 2013
  • Alex S.

    The camomile mint licorice root tea will blow your fucking mind.

    Alex Soble · August 23, 2013
  • Jaclyn C.

    Best customer service and love the big windows. Don't miss the tea section of the menu!

    Jaclyn Crawford · August 5, 2013
  • Dana T.

    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!

    Dana Tedesco · July 18, 2013
  • Claire H.

    Nicest coffee shop employees ever! No attitude and great drinks :)

    Claire Henner · June 28, 2013
  • Marcus R.

    Their iced red eye is better than Julius'👌

    Marcus Ramirez · June 23, 2013
  • Alex L.

    Ask Ian for a Kraakamandle, tell him to "just spin it" for an extra surprise!

    Alex Lake · June 23, 2013
  • Jon N.

    Best black coffee in the city.

    Jon Novo · April 12, 2013
  • Briana P.

    The marshmallow latte is the most delicious thing I've ever tasted.

    Briana Pena · March 24, 2013
  • Joe M.

    The bus tracker, considering their location, is money.

    Joe Mifsud · March 23, 2013

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