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Bow Truss Coffee

Bow Truss Coffee

(Now Closed)
Coffee Shop$$$$
River North, Chicago
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  • Adrian P.heart icon on user image
    Adrian PhillipsOctober 12, 2017
    Cozy coffee spot by the Merchandise Mart Brown Line stop. Use their helpful menu which features milk quantity to select the right beverage for you. Flat whites all the way! They carry Topo Chico too!
  • Fernando C.heart icon on user image
    Fernando CovasApril 26, 2016
    The alt macchiato is a treat. Try Las Ninfas Pacamara if you can. Their coffee is excellent, and if you can find a space (not many seats), it's a good place to work or hang out with a friend.
  • Smantha J.
    Smantha JonesNovember 19, 2015
    The space is hip,but still cozy.The espresso is top tier.And Jeffrey was the friendliest barista I've encountered in a long time:genuine,helpful,and knowledgeable without pretense. surely recommended
  • Alexandros P.heart icon on user image
    Alexandros PlexidasDecember 2, 2014
    Nice, small and cosy cafe. The tastes of coffee are authentic and elegant and the owners are really cool. Too bad the place doesn't have enough sitting space... Recommended!
  • Jonathan F.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan FerreraJanuary 29, 2016
    Bow Truss is a tiny space with sparse seating, but the cozy feel is something you don't get at many coffee places downtown.
  • Seth P.heart icon on user image
    Seth PutnamMay 19, 2014
    Cave-like with a beautiful sliver of light toward the front in the morning. +1 for the Dead Weather morning jams. Bring a book or some offline work, because you won't find WiFi here.
  • Zach D.heart icon on user image
    Zach DanielAugust 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down best coffee in Chicago. Great v-60 coffee, and delicious cold brew. Great, friendly staff, and very speedy service!
  • Marty D.heart icon on user image
    Marty DiamondJanuary 6, 2016
    Especially helpful and friendly staff! I recommend discussion their various whole bean offerings with them. They know their stuff!
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJune 19, 2016
    Latte, latte, latte at this River North neighborhood shop. Sitting right alongside the path of L, love the vibe and looked forward to coming to this spot for years.
  • Cole K.heart icon on user image
    Cole KennedyNovember 23, 2016
    Cute coffee spot with a variety of roasts and V60 pourovers. It's not huge but there are a handful of spots to get work done.
  • Jakubheart icon on user image
    JakubJuly 6, 2016
    Amazing drip, great location and super kind stuff. This place is so hip! 🤓
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris SteeleDecember 22, 2014
    If you can't decide and love espresso, order a one-and-one: split shot with one half served as a macchiato.
  • Bo S.
    Bo ShiMarch 27, 2013
    Very cool, rustic styled coffee shop. Seating is sparse, but what is available is very charming. Hopefully they get free WiFi soon!
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksJanuary 7, 2016
    Looking for that special coffee place? Try Bow Truss, where staffers—all coffee aficionados—roast the homemade coffee in store. Read more
  • Mark T.heart icon on user image
    Mark TattersallMay 11, 2015
    Espresso to stay. Truly delicious and comes with sparkling water to wash it down. Just good coffee done right.
  • K J.
    K JaxxMarch 15, 2013
    What a nice surprise when getting off the Brown line. The Coffee was bold & rich. The staff was friendly & knowledgable of their different blends.
  • Robert J.heart icon on user image
    Robert JacobiFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Simply the best espresso near the mart. And of course you can get an americano.
  • Alice m.
    Alice maxSeptember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    no Wi-Fi and it's wonderful. nice to be able to have a decent conversation or read a book without the constant ticking and clicking.
  • Paul T.heart icon on user image
    Paul TziridesDecember 17, 2016
    Pour-over coffee is well worth it, Bow Truss always has high quality beans and great roasts.
  • Bruce B.
    Bruce BoltonAugust 4, 2014
    Not on the menu but if you ask they'll do a flat-white. And a good one. Thanks chaps.
  • Paul F.heart icon on user image
    Paul FarrellApril 17, 2015
    Excellent coffee. V60 pour overs are great, but the flat white was the most memorable and worth a detour
  • Danny R.heart icon on user image
    Danny RosadoSeptember 18, 2016
    They Are A Very Nice And Calm Welcoming Coffee Shop To Go To And Such Kind Workers That Are Always Excited
  • Scott Kleinbergheart icon on user image
    Scott KleinbergSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Cold brewed coffee (aka iced coffee) is really good here. And I mean go out of your way for it good.
  • Rachel Slursheart icon on user image
    Rachel SlursMarch 15, 2017
    Latte was perfect. They have matcha lattes too, but they were temporarily out when I visited.
  • Adam Z.heart icon on user image
    Adam ZadikoffAugust 6, 2014
    Fantastic cup of coffee. The Chemex is a great way to share a cup with a friend.
  • Chantay L.heart icon on user image
    Chantay LeonardFebruary 28, 2014
    Great Guatemalan coffee. You must also have a Glazed & Infused donut. Pure #Donut-cide
  • Joe C.heart icon on user image
    Joe CarpitaJune 2, 2015
    Don't let the weird "barista's storage closet" vibe fool you, there's some great, STRONG, coffee here.
  • Charles P.
    Charles PeedMarch 12, 2015
    Awesome coffee shop! Great people, delicious coffee... a must every morning.
  • Mackenzie B.heart icon on user image
    Mackenzie BrillAugust 19, 2015
    Right off the brown line at merchandise, amazing atmosphere, wildly friendly staff
  • mindy r.heart icon on user image
    mindy reznik.April 18, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Here in the morning? Say hi to Jess & Greg. Then leave them a nice tip for your wonderful drink.
  • James B.
    James BroccoliJuly 8, 2016
    A little small, but the coffee is worth squeezing in. Don't be intimidated by the hipsters.
  • Linda F.
    Linda FelterAugust 24, 2015
    Don't come here looking for a seat or a place to have a meeting. No wifi and only two tables. The coffee though... 👌🏼
  • Knick B.
    Knick BanasJanuary 21, 2016
    They do have WiFi. Pass code is right on the blackboard. Watch out when you enter or exit. The door SLAMS!
  • Jill M.
    Jill MoorheadNovember 7, 2013
    Ordering a coffee here requires more decisions than buying a house. Also, pulleys holding suitcases!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BeukenkampFebruary 26, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    A lil bit of a different route to work today allowing me to drop in on @bowtruss
  • Bow Truss Coffee
    Bow Truss CoffeeFebruary 7, 2013
    It's opening day! Come have a look around the new space and say hello to our baristas!
  • Scott Kleinbergheart icon on user image
    Scott KleinbergSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a small shop, but there's a table along the window with pastries. Good pastries!!!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah StokkeSeptember 20, 2013
    Thursday's, 1-4 PM, divine macaroons sold by Bon Macaron. Cash only
  • Paul L.heart icon on user image
    Paul LorsbachAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pop up pastry stand breaks the usual monotony. Pour over is worth the wait.
  • J Z.heart icon on user image
    J ZSeptember 5, 2015
    Extremely good coffee. Do yourself a favor and get some.
  • Ed P.
    Ed PodojilOctober 4, 2015
    The hipsterness is real. Appreciate the local atmosphere/attitude, but I get better vibes at intelligentsia.
  • Scott Kleinbergheart icon on user image
    Scott KleinbergSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Really good coffee here. And really nice staff. Support these folks.
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MakinenApril 19, 2014
    Decor fiends will enjoy the 125-year-old cash register, and the suitcase-speakers.
  • F
    FJune 24, 2013
    Get a seat by the window, drink a cappuccino and listen to the trains thunder by overhead.
  • Ricky S.heart icon on user image
    Ricky SherrillAugust 12, 2015
    A nice spot for a business meeting in the River North area.
  • Rohan D.heart icon on user image
    Rohan DsouzaJuly 24, 2015
    Very complex flavors = delicious coffee
  • Kate L.heart icon on user image
    Kate LeFurgyMarch 19, 2014
    Delicious baked goods from pop up Cake Stand on Wednesdays this month!
  • Rod R.
    Rod RakicMay 14, 2013
    There is no WiFi here. [facepalm] Other than that, it's good for a killer cup of coffee.
  • cami j.heart icon on user image
    cami j.July 12, 2015
    great coffee, cute small space.
  • zfelsheart icon on user image
    zfelsApril 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Their iced coffee is some of the best in town.
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