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HoJoe Coffee & Books

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103 Main St. South, Kenora, Ontario P9N1T1, Canada
+1 807-468-6111
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch
Description: Relish the taste of the best coffee on the lake at HoJoe Coffee & Books...
Relish the taste of the best coffee on the lake at HoJoe Coffee & Books. Locally owned and operated, you'll feel right at home as soon as you walk in. Established in 2005, HoJoe's friendly small-town atmosphere and customer service is unparalleled. We take pride in serving each guest as if they were best friends coming for a visit. Enjoy the freshly roasted house blends Coney Island, Manitou and Devil's Gap while relaxing on our outdoor seating, inside the cafe, or taking your cup to go. In addition to great coffee and teas, discover our world famous frozen hot chocolate, green tea smoothie and ice-cold lemonade on a hot day. Made in-house, our Panini, cold sandwiches and salads are nutritious and full of flavour, and our home baked goods taste just like Grandma's. Discover our diverse selection of books and gifts that cater to all customers. HoJoe's also provides wireless internet, complimentary with the purchase of our products. To make steps toward a healthier lifestyle, we also cater to our gluten-free customers. We have gluten-free bread for those who want to enjoy one of our many Panini's, and gluten-free blueberry muffins for a sweet treat! We also sell cold-pressed juices!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Feels and tastes like home

Cute little coffee shop had me feeling comfortable as I sipped their great coffee. Atmosphere has lots of light and is relaxed. Service is personal. The book selection indicates a leaning toward healthy living. Bathrooms are clean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2014
Tirebiter8
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Denver, Colorado
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Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

They moved the outlet along the same block to a much smaller building, the books are gone and the eating area is much smaller. I had a nice date square, didn't have time for a coffee. A bit disappointed in the move, I am a big fan of the bookstore/coffee shops.

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Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Books, responded to this review

Hi Rock_Mule, Thank you for visiting the new café and for providing us with your feedback. It was a hard decision to part from our books, but we decided that it was more important for us to build relationships with our customers by having more one-on-one interactions in a cozy atmosphere, which wasn't always easy in the pervious, larger building.... More 

Kenora, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

HoJoe's is a Kenora fixture now. Great place to visit with a friend and enjoy a good coffee, tea, or juice. If you're visiting with a friend, or just need a break yourself, this is a good spot. They've recently moved to a new location a few doors away from their original spot. Very central in downtown Kenora.

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Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Books, responded to this review

Hi msimkin, Thank you for reviewing our café. We're very happy to hear that you are pleased with our new location at 103 Main, next to King Furniture. We hope that you visit again soon! Take care More 

Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

A great little coffee shop to visit . Very unique food and drink combination. Staff are willing to cater to your needs. Great selection of books and gift ware . Everyone needs to check it out !

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Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Books, responded to this review

Hi Montana, Thank you for reviewing our café, as we are always looking for feedback. We hope that you visit our new location down the road at 103 Main Street, right beside King Furniture. Take care! More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stopped into HoJoe's for a drink and a quick bite to eat. Exceeded our expectations with an amazing Green Tea Smoothie, Chai Latte, and an Italian Panini. Great coffee house feel!!

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Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Books, responded to this review

Hi Elaine, Thank you for rating our coffee shop and writing a review. We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed our products and our atmosphere. The Green Tea Smoothie is definitely one of our most popular drinks, so we're glad to hear you liked it as well! Next time you stop into Kenora, I personally recommend trying either our... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

But still probably one of the better coffee shops in Kenora. Food, service and price were okay - as I said, nothing special, but not sure you'll find a better place in Kenora.

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Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Books, responded to this review

Hi BrianRGardner, Thanks for providing us with a review on your visit to our cafe. We are continuously looking for ways to improve our operations, so we highly value our customers opinion. We're sorry to hear that you found our food, service and price average. We only serve our customers food made from high quality ingredients, and we source locally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Excellent staff, owners are the best. A Feeling of going home. can't wait to go back an visit with melanie and her great staff again. they treat you right.

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Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Books, responded to this review

Hi Carol C, Thank you for your delightful review! We're glad to hear that you received excellent customer service from our staff. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I were pointed to this restaurant by a friend of hers, that we were supposed to meet for brunch (Saturday of August long weekend); alas, her friend overslept. We made the most of it. We both had grilled sandwiches that were mouth-watering good. On our way out, we grabbed a couple marshmallow-peanut buttery dessert squares that were... More 

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Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Books, responded to this review

Hi Marc, Thanks for the review! We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed our Panini's, as well as the service provided by our Baristas. Excellent customer service is always something that we strive for at HoJoe. Next time you're in Kenora, we'll have some peanut butter marshmallow squares waiting for you! Hope to see you soon. More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went to Hojoes on August long. Every time I come to Kenora with friends I have to bring them here because the food is just so amazing. My friends just loved the food and drinks. If I could go to Hojos every day I would. Any one looking for a cold drink this summer, Hojos has the best I mean... More 

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Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Books, responded to this review

Hi Katey T, Thanks for the review! At HoJoe's, we are always looking for new ways to improve and to make our customers happy. We're really glad to hear that you're a fan of our Famous Frozen Hot Chocolate. If you're looking for a sandwich without dairy, I personally recommend our Tastes Like Chicken wrap. It's filled with chicken, apple,... More 

Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Cute little coffee shop had me feeling comfortable as I sipped their great coffee. Atmosphere has lots of light and is relaxed. Service is personal. The book selection indicates a leaning toward healthy living. Bathrooms are clean.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Books, responded to this review

Hi Tireviter8, Thank you for your review! We are always looking for new ways to improve and to make our customers happy. I'm glad to hear that you received personal service and enjoyed our setting. Thank you for your valued feedback and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

They say they sell organic fruit smoothies. Upon ordering and watching them make it, it turns out to be ice and artificial flavour syrups. The coffee is decent though!

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Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Books, responded to this review

Hello chpy, thank you for advising us on this issue and we are very sorry for the confusion. As advertised on our website and on our menus in store, we do offer organic fruit smoothies. We currently only offer this smoothie in a jazz berry flavour, which we guarantee is not an artificial flavour syrup. However, we do also offer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 Main St. South, Kenora, Ontario P9N1T1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kenora District  >  Kenora
  • Phone Number: +1 807-468-6111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Description

Relish the taste of the best coffee on the lake at HoJoe Coffee & Books. Locally owned and operated, you'll feel right at home as soon as you walk in. Established in 2005, HoJoe's friendly small-town atmosphere and customer service is unparalleled. We take pride in serving each guest as if they were best friends coming for a visit. Enjoy the freshly roasted house blends Coney Island, Manitou and Devil's Gap while relaxing on our outdoor seating, inside the cafe, or taking your cup to go. In addition to great coffee and teas, discover our world famous frozen hot chocolate, green tea smoothie and ice-cold lemonade on a hot day. Made in-house, our Panini, cold sandwiches and salads are nutritious and full of flavour, and our home baked goods taste just like Grandma's. Discover our diverse selection of books and gifts that cater to all customers. HoJoe's also provides wireless internet, complimentary with the purchase of our products. To make steps toward a healthier lifestyle, we also cater to our gluten-free customers. We have gluten-free bread for those who want to enjoy one of our many Panini's, and gluten-free blueberry muffins for a sweet treat! We also sell cold-pressed juices!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?