About Us

Great Ice Cream. Great Coffee. And a Great Story.

Bob and Bobbie Novak LOVE ice cream! So, Bob learned how to make it and he and Bobbie opened Riverbottom Ice Cream & Coffee Co. in 2016. The idea was to bring a quality, old fashioned, homemade ice cream to historic downtown Algonquin. They wanted a place where families could begin traditions while experiencing flavors they will remember for a lifetime. Bob and Bobbie invite you to come visit their little shop. One of them are usually in ready to chat!

Riverbottom Coffee & Ice Cream Co. has become a community staple in Algonquin, IL thanks to our creamy gourmet ice cream. We take pride in our craft and are constantly trying new flavors. There’s something to please everyone in the family in our ice cream case! Follow us on Facebook for our myriad of flavors and daily specials!

Bob n bobbie

Handmade Ice Cream

Owner, Bob Novak, making a fresh batch of ice cream.

Our Shop

Dine in.
We have a cozy eat-in area so you can relax and enjoy your purchase.  

Dine el fresco. 
In the warmer months, come an enjoy the weather on our large patio.

Dog Friendly Patio…AND Doggie scoops.
We love your dogs just as much as you do! Get them a scoop made with peanut butter, bananas and yogurt.

Take it to-go.
On the run? Stop in to grab a scoop, cup of coffee, or anything else we offer and go on your way.

Loyalty Program

Join our loyalty program and receive a FREE medium cup of ice cream for every $100 spent.


Ice Cream Socials

Looking for a tasty dessert for a party or gathering?

We can take special orders for:

  • Ice Cream (3 gallon min)
  • Ice Cream Cakes  
  • Special Event Desserts

Contact us for more details, pricing, or to discuss some fun options to make your celebration special.

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Summer Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 12pm – 8:30pm  
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 9pm  
Sunday: 12pm – 7pm


301 S Main St
Algonquin, IL 60102


(224) 678-9438

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