When you move to a new neighborhood, finding the best coffee should be the first thing you do. Coffee, for some, is necessary for survival and you don’t want to settle for second best.

River West offers several great options for coffee. Here’s a quick look at some of the best choices when you need a good cup of Joe.

Cafe Blue Coffee – 811 W. Chicago Ave.

A great spot with plenty of coffee and tea option, Cafe Blue Coffee provides beverages without GMOs. You can enjoy excellent coffee without worrying about GMOs or other harmful chemicals.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters – 311 N. Morgan St.

A coffee shop with roots in Los Angeles, Stumptown Coffee Roasters offers a good choice at the first location in Chicago. It’s attached to the Ace hotel and offers a full espresso bar, cold brew, drip coffee, and more. They even offer spirit tea and kombucha. Make sure to try one of the delicious pastries here, as well.

Big Shoulders Coffee – 1105 W. Chicago Ave

Coffee Shops River West

A convenient choice for those catching the blue line, Big Shoulders Coffee offers convenience for to-go coffee and snacks. They were named by Food & Wine as the best coffee in Illinois. Big Shoulders has been given other awards over the years, as well.

If you’re looking for a truly delicious option for your morning coffee, a stop here will give you exactly what you desire.

Iguana Cafe – 517 N. Halsted St.

A unique name of a cafe started in Greece; Iguana Cafe offers a Mediterranean-inspired space with excellent crepes and cappuccinos. Whether you just want a simple cup of coffee or you’re looking for cappuccino, a glass of wine, or something to eat, you’ll find it here.

Peet’s Coffee – 222 S. River Plaza

River West Coffee

A recognizable name, Peet’s Coffee is sold all throughout the county in grocery stores. This coffee option in River West offers a familiar taste with origins in San Francisco. The coffee is very high in quality and you’ll have plenty of options to choose from including tea, coffee, and plenty of food options.

Standing Passenger – 1458 W. Chicago St.

Found in Noble Square, Standing Passenger offers a good coffee spot for those looking to enjoy Dark Matter coffee. They offer plenty of coffee beverages, great artwork throughout, and so much more.

Finding the right coffee in River West is the first step to making your new neighborhood feel like home. Check out these seven options and you’re sure to find one offering convenience and you’re preferred coffee drink.