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Color: Ursa Ballistic/Moss 210 Cerylon

The go-everywhere large messenger bag

11 liters / 675 cu. in.

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TLDR

The Large Café Bag is our timeless crossbody bag with a distinctive asymmetrical flap that is designed to help you carry and organize your everyday gear. Like the name says, this bag is perfect for any trips to the café, whether for work or just to chill with a cup of coffee, but this bag is also ideal for daily use and travel.

  • Perfect for an iPad Pro or a 12" laptop, water bottle, and notebooks
  • Main compartment with 5 organizer pockets and 3 O-rings
  • Front zippered pocket with 1 O-ring
  • Slanted open-top pocket in the back for quick-access items
  • Option to add removable waist strap

Think the Large Café Bag is too big for you? Check out our Medium size Café Bag. Want an even smaller size? Check out our Small size Café Bag.

Full Description

Main Compartment

Under the asymmetrical flap is an open-top main compartment. It's a good space for a large tablet, e-reader, books, water bottle, or foldable jacket.

On the front interior wall, you'll find five organizer pockets — one large pocket sized to fit your iPhone or a Nik's Minimalist Wallet, one medium pocket sized a thin tube of sunblock or hand sanitizer, two narrow pockets sized for pens, and one small pocket sized for 3.5 x 2.5 cards.

The main compartment has three O-rings, with an 8" Key Strap attached to one. The Key Strap is useful for tethering on your house or car keys as well as our organizers, such as the Cubelet or Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch.

Front Zippered Pocket

On the front exterior of the main compartment, there is a zippered pocket that spans the width and height of the bag. Inside you will find one O-ring. It's an ideal pocket for storing items that you want to keep extra secure, like your wallet, passport, or other small items. It closes with a #8 YKK zipper.

Slanted Slip Pocket in the Back

The back of the Large Café Bag has a slanted slip pocket, under a handy grab handle. It allows for easy storage and quick access to papers, phone, a small notebook, and anything that is relatively flat.

How to Carry the Large Café Bag

The Large Café Bag is designed to be carried as an over-the-shoulder crossbody bag. It comes with a 1.5" shoulder strap made of high quality U.S. webbing produced specifically for us. Unlike the Small and Medium Café Bags, the strap isn't sewn on but rather attached to a D-ring on each end of the bag. If you anticipate carrying a heavier load, you can always swap out the included strap for a heavier duty shoulder strap.

A removable waist strap is attached to unobtrusive webbing loops on the left and right sides of the Large Café Bag to stabilize the bag against your body while you're riding a bike.

What's Included

8" Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

As with most of our bags, we've included a key strap. 8" long from tip-to-tip, a snaphook on either end. Good for attaching your keys to.

Gatekeeper Hip Belt

Attach this to the unobtrusive webbing loops on the back side of the Large Café Bag to stabilize the bag against your body when you're riding a bike.

What's Optional

Freudian Slip

Love organizing and want even more pockets? The Makers/Swift Bag Freudian Slip has eight organizational pockets. One side has a horizontal zippered pocket that can fit a phone lengthwise, as well as four narrower pockets designed for pencils, pens, or a thin flashlight. There's also a pocket that can fit a phone or similar object vertically. The other side has a diagonal mesh pocket and behind that, a zippered pocket. Both can fit an iPad Pro / 10" tablet, either by itself or in a Cache.

10A Cache

Sized for iPad Airs / Pros. Put it inside the Freudian Slip or directly into the Large Café Bag.

Under the asymmetrical flap is an open-top main compartment. It's a good space for a large tablet, e-reader, books, water bottle, or foldable jacket.

On the front interior wall, you'll find five organizer pockets — one large pocket sized to fit your iPhone or a Nik's Minimalist Wallet, one medium pocket sized a thin tube of sunblock or hand sanitizer, two narrow pockets sized for pens, and one small pocket sized for 3.5 x 2.5 cards.

The main compartment has three O-rings, with an 8" Key Strap attached to one. The Key Strap is useful for tethering on your house or car keys as well as our organizers, such as the Cubelet or Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch.

On the front exterior of the main compartment, there is a zippered pocket that spans the width and height of the bag. Inside you will find one O-ring. It's an ideal pocket for storing items that you want to keep extra secure, like your wallet, passport, or other small items. It closes with a #8 YKK zipper.

The back of the Large Café Bag has a slanted slip pocket, under a handy grab handle. It allows for easy storage and quick access to papers, phone, a small notebook, and anything that is relatively flat.

The Large Café Bag is designed to be carried as an over-the-shoulder crossbody bag. It comes with a 1.5" shoulder strap made of high quality U.S. webbing produced specifically for us. Unlike the Small and Medium Café Bags, the strap isn't sewn on but rather attached to a D-ring on each end of the bag. If you anticipate carrying a heavier load, you can always swap out the included strap for a heavier duty shoulder strap.

A removable waist strap is attached to unobtrusive webbing loops on the left and right sides of the Large Café Bag to stabilize the bag against your body while you're riding a bike.

8" Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

As with most of our bags, we've included a key strap. 8" long from tip-to-tip, a snaphook on either end. Good for attaching your keys to.

Gatekeeper Hip Belt

Attach this to the unobtrusive webbing loops on the back side of the Large Café Bag to stabilize the bag against your body when you're riding a bike.

Freudian Slip

Love organizing and want even more pockets? The Makers/Swift Bag Freudian Slip has eight organizational pockets. One side has a horizontal zippered pocket that can fit a phone lengthwise, as well as four narrower pockets designed for pencils, pens, or a thin flashlight. There's also a pocket that can fit a phone or similar object vertically. The other side has a diagonal mesh pocket and behind that, a zippered pocket. Both can fit an iPad Pro / 10" tablet, either by itself or in a Cache.

10A Cache

Sized for iPad Airs / Pros. Put it inside the Freudian Slip or directly into the Large Café Bag.

Materials

Zippers

1x #8 YKK coil zipper on pocket

Shoulder Strap

Nylon webbing shoulder strap and handle

Components

Tough Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components

Specs

Dimensions

13.3" x 12.9" x 3.3" / 340 x 330 x 85 mm

Weights

HT Ballistic Nylon, with standard strap: 1 lb, 5.1 oz / 595 grams

Volume

11 liters / 675 cu. in. (ASTM Standard Measure)

Shoulder Strap

1.5" / 38 mm shoulder strap extends to 54" / 1.3 m

Total O-Rings

4 (3 in the main compartment; 1 in the front zippered pocket)

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 42 reviews
95%would recommend this product
42 reviews
  • Nancy S.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Durable, Sewn in USA, Thoughtful Design
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Durable, Sewn in USA, Thoughtful Design
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Compact, organized & fits a lot!

    When I don't want a large personal item when I am traveling or want a roomy everyday bag, this works great. The zipper pocket with o ring is perfect for my wallet or anything I don't want loose. The main compartment has pen holders and pockets and there are 3 o rings that work great for keys and my whale pouches. I adore the back slip pocket & grab handle! So helpful when on the go. Here is a pic of the Large Cafe Bag with my Techonaut on my last extended weekend away. I should have taken a picture of the inside of the bags - all my stuff bags, clear cube, toiletry bag & whale pouches are in ultraviolet and aubergine!

  • Wolf W.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Good Storage Size
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Good Storage Size
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    The perfect size for my iPad Pro and EDC gear

    When I need something smaller than my Maker's Bag, this is my bag of choice. Good assortment of pockets and o-rings. It's the right size; and like all Tom Bihn bags, solidly constructed. The only thing I could ask for is a Large Cafe Bag sized Freudian Slip.

  • Michele W.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Durable, Thoughtful Design
    4 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Durable, Thoughtful Design
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Large Cafe Bag #2

    Love the Cafe Bag style !

  • Harold O K.
    Verified Reviewer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size
    5 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    I Love My Large Café Bag

    Mine has been my constant companion on my 3 week trip to Japan. The amount of stuff it can tote around is terrific and I feel okay with my passport in the zipper pocket.

    Pens, coin purse, goshuin book (look it up,) power bank and cord, hankies, little trash bag, water bottle, ...

    If I had my druthers, the flap and maybe the back would be interlined to make them stiffer. But this bag has been WONDERFUL on this trip.

  • Megan R.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Gift
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Sewn in USA
    5 months ago
    Bought For Gift
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Sewn in USA
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    love the large Cafe Bag!

    Being put to great use as a commuter bag for school (fits in the bike bag easily and is comfortable to wear around campus). I'd love to buy another one so I hope you'll do another run soon. :)

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If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.