Time Out says
The charming Humboldt Park pie and soda spot has spinning stools that lend a retro feel, but the flavors here aren’t stuck in time—the creative slices rotate regularly, but think blueberry-rose or key lime-hibiscus flavors. The house soda program is just as successful, with sodas like a lively pineapple-lemongrass or lavender grape. Savory options, including ham and cheese scones and breakfast sandwiches, round out the menu.
1000 N California Ave
|Transport:||Bus: 52, 65, 66.|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat-Sun 8am-9pm|
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Users say (26)
Average User Rating
4.9 / 5
- 5 star:23
- 4 star:3
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The pie is to die for, the staff is incredibly friendly and the ambiance makes feels like you are walking into an old movie. Truly love!
This place is the real deal. Simply the best breakfast sandwich I have ever eaten. Incredible pies, sodas, and shakes. Small business run by a sweet couple. I love Spinning J!
Spinning J is AMAZING!! Everything is made completely from scratch and will most definitely be the best version of that item you've ever had. I highly reccomend the tuna melt followed by the s'mores or key lime hibiscus pie... Come hungry! Bonus points for the incredibly sweet owners and staff, too.
Best breakfast sandwich in Chicago, and that barely taps into all of the things they do wonderfully. Pie, milk shakes, quiche, cookies, strata, sang paneer pot pie, etc... it's all mind blowing.
Here's 3 reasons why I love this venue
1 this venue has good vibes
2 very good sandwiches and pastries
3 last but not least a nice place to take a date as well as a chill spot to hang out and relax
I love everything I've had here. The variety of desserts, food food and soda beverages is why it's my favorite. If I'm in the mood to treat myself or just refresh from a hot day I think Spinning J.
I've been going to the Spinning J since it's opened and loved it from the beginning Every slice of pie kinda makes me want to cry it's so good! And everything else is just as good and made with care . The Sponning J never let me down!
I could tell you all the reasons I love Spinning J itself: the ambiance, the food, the vibe, the community... but what I love best are the amazing owners. They work their butts off, stay organized, are responsive, and are constantly making the effort to improve: their business processes, kitchen flow, and customer experience. I couldn't be more impressed with this small business.
Spinning J is amazing place- full of heart and amazingly delicious foods and treats for the whole family and we're so grateful to have them in the neighborhood!
Love this place. Had some of the best pie here in S'mores pie. It's filled with delicious goodness. One bite and you'll be in dessert (pie) heaven. I don't know how they make it so good and perfect but aawwh...it's fantastic. Their homemade Soda Phosphates are pretty good too. I dig the old-fashioned decor and style of this place. They have got good variety on their menu. I definitely recommend this place. Go here, folks. Check them out.
A friend has accurately called Spinning J's pies "a symphony and a prayer." The atmosphere is charming, welcoming, and warm, and our family celebrates all of our special occasions with treats made by Dinah.
Spinning J is a Chicago gem. The food is fantastic and there is nothing quite like it. All the pies are good. I recommend starting with the apple. Stop reading this review and get some of the pie.
I told you to stop reading. Why are you still reading?
It's a soda fountain and pastry shop on the corner of Augusta and California, plus all the food is delicious and they've got chocolate egg creams and peanut butter cookies? Yes please!
They do both savory and sweet snacks, a real old fashioned soda machine, Black Dog Gelato, breakfast sandwiches, quiche, strata, pies, cookies. The place is sweetly decorated but not kitschy, and they're the perfect stop after having dinner at one of the restaurants on the corner.