Hero Coffee Bar

Restaurants, Coffee shops Loop
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
 (Photograph: Grace Allen)
Photograph: Grace AllenHero Coffee Bar
 (Photograph: Grace Allen)
Photograph: Grace AllenHero Coffee Bar
 (Photograph: Grace Allen)
Photograph: Grace AllenHero Coffee Bar
 (Photograph: Grace Allen)
Photograph: Grace AllenHero Coffee Bar
 (Photograph: Grace Allen)
Photograph: Grace AllenHero Coffee Bar
 (Photograph: Grace Allen)
Photograph: Grace AllenHero Coffee Bar

Hero Coffee Bar is tiny, with just five two-top tables and eight seats at their coffee bar, so consider this a spot for meeting a friend, not pounding on your laptop. Hero offers pour over coffee, which is roasted once or twice a week so it's always fresh, along with drinks like the honey nut latte or the sweet basil latte, with two shots of espresso, basil syrup and cayenne pepper. The drink is sweet, with a surprise kick from the cayenne. There are substantial snacks, like sandwiches and bagels, including the cutely named Fig, Nut Of Your Imagination Bagel, topped with a tasty combo of almond butter and fig jam.

By: Erica Garber


Venue name: Hero Coffee Bar
Address: 439 S Dearborn St
Cross street: between Congress Pkwy and Van Buren St
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-8pm, Sat-Sun 7:30am-6pm
Transport: El: Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple to Harold Washington Library. Bus: 22, 24, 36, 62, 850, 851, 855.
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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Printer's Row's Hero Coffee Bar is a nice break from Starbucks. They have interesting menu options, like a lavender latte or Wasabi sandwich. I fell in love with their apple pie latte, but it was discontinued (literally tasted like an apple pie). It's a small, quaint place (maybe only 5 tables). Painted on the wall is a Quentin Tarantino quote from Pulp Fiction. Every time I've come here, all of the seats were taken, so I wouldn't come here to hang out or get work done. But otherwise, it's cool. 

Just go in and try the coffee! Sandwich are also fabulous! I ordered a bunch for my sister's wedding day bridesmaids brunch and they rocked!