Bow Truss

Restaurants , Coffee shops Lake View
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Bow Truss Coffee

This storefront is not, in many ways, a coffeehouse. There are no comfy couches, no Wi-Fi, and more than half the room is devoted to an active, open-view roasting facility, where coffee aficionados roast Bow Truss beans for owner Phil Tadros’s other cafés and restaurant clients. Yet the knowledgeable barista at the small coffee bar in the front serves drip and pour-over coffee, plus all manner of espresso beverages and a tea program. A single, communal table seems as well suited for a morning alone as to a conversation with a stranger. So, funny enough, it’s a lovely little coffeehouse.

Venue name: Bow Truss
Contact:
Address: 2934 N Broadway
Chicago
60657
Cross street: between Oakdale and Wellington Aves
Opening hours: 7am–8pm
Transport: EL stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Wellington. Bus: 8, 22, 36, 76.
Price: Average cup of coffee: $2.50
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Jaclyn R

Bow truss is one of my favorite coffee shops in Chicago. They have fantastic coffee & excellent service. Highly recommend giving this shop a try.

Chelsea M
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A cold brew coffee from Bow Truss was the perfect treat on a hot summer day. The coffee was delicious but definitely on the pricier side when purchased with a pistachio Do-Rite donut.

I loved the minimalist vintage asthetic but I will say this is not a lounge-y type environment. The focus is on the brewing itself - my barista was not into chit-chat, staring silently at me for a few uncomfortable minutes until I decided my order. That being said, if you want a delicious cup of strong brew this is your place!