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“Love My 'Bou, please stick around a long time.”
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Caribou Coffee
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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Love My 'Bou, please stick around a long time.”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

What can you say, this is the neighborhood ‘little coffee house’ created by a big chain. This isn’t the “bucks”, it’s the ‘Bou. This one has such a rich, warm, inviting feeling, great selection of the usual and the not-so-usual. Great, attentive, friendly staff that seems to really care about what they do.

Love stopping in here any hour of the morning, noon or evening. Love the free Wi-Fi, and free coffee drink refills for in-house patrons.

Price range is good for ‘usual’, can get fairly up there for the frou-frou drinks, but at least everyone can find something they like, on their budget.

There seems to be a little bit of a cult-following to ‘secrete’ drink items or choices/combinations. I overheard one guy as for a “tuxedo”, was intrigued, so I asked. It was a dark coffee with a shot of white chocolate (I assume for the white & black reference), yummmm, I never would have known as it’s not on the menu board.

Another little known-fact. This ain’t your ordinary Iced Coffee… Nayyy Nayyy. Guys, you’ve got liquid, black gold in that Cold-Press… advertise it, tell it loud & proud.

The selection of bakery goods is extensive for a little coffee joint, we don’t really expect a little baker is back there making them up fresh, but they sure do taste fresh, presentation is well, and if a hot sandwich is your goal, those are quite tasty, there’s magic in that there “turbo oven” – and it ain’t your mother’s microwave.

Keep up the good work, and KEEP OPEN, as a CARIBOU… Don’t mess with success!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Acton, Texas
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281 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
“Excellent Hot Drinks”
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Excellent Pumpkin Spice Latte and Mocha Lattes. Hot and better prices than Starbucks. Great atmosphere! Will return.

  • Visited September 2013
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Specialty drinks too sweet - better off getting reg roast”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Caribou coffee is way better than Starbucks. I'm honestly scared to eat at S-Bucks because every time I drink coffe from there over a long period of time, I start looking ugly. My complexion goes downhill, literally. Caribou is a great place to order a plain old cup of coffee in a cozy atmosphere. Just don't order their specialty lattes - way too sugary and sickening. Earl grey tea latte very cool though! Fun place.

  • Visited July 2013
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Oregon
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“I wouldn't get food again.”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

I was pretty disappointed with this outing. Yelp ranked it one of the best in town - not sure why. The breakfast sandwiches we ordered were very small and microwaved. The steamer was good, but hard to mess up. I wish we would have gone to Simple instead.

Visited August 2013
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Mobile
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Tasty and Robust”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

After a meal there is nothing better than a robust and tasty coffee, and this place is across the street from restaurant lane (right next to Coldstone Creamery).

Visited July 2013
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