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HoJoe Coffee & Eatery

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103 Main St. South, Kenora, Ontario P9N1T1, Canada
+1 807-468-6111
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Description: Relish the taste of the best coffee on the lake at HoJoe Coffee &...
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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stopped in for afternoon coffee on a dreary November day. Coffee was good and served in real mugs. Some options for people with allergies - gluten free cheesecake and almond milk for coffee. Unfortunately no offer of gluten free sandwich option to go with it. Atmosphere was enjoyable - though the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
sarahnaid
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Portage la Prairie, Canada
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Portage la Prairie, Canada
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153 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for afternoon coffee on a dreary November day. Coffee was good and served in real mugs. Some options for people with allergies - gluten free cheesecake and almond milk for coffee. Unfortunately no offer of gluten free sandwich option to go with it. Atmosphere was enjoyable - though the sign saying no wifi due to lack of space... More 

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Thank sarahnaid
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My young daughters and I stopped in because of a washroom emergency, and I was so pleasantly surprised! The staff were so pleasant and friendly, smiles all around! The coffee was fancy and delicious too. We didn't purchase much, but the atmosphere was so bright and airy and clean, and the staff was so wonderful, I am sure to be... More 

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Thank Sandra E
Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Eatery, responded to this review

Hi Sandra, Thank you for the kind review! Although your visit was short, we are glad that you got to experience our atmosphere and excellent customer service from our baristas. We're really enjoying the design and setting of our new location, and hope our customers are too! Next time you visit, I recommend trying the Coconut Mocha (iced or hot)-... More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a cool beverage. The LOTW lemonade was delicious. Not sure if it's worth $6+. Looking forward to trying some of the other menu items next time! FYI: No wifi here.

Helpful?
Thank Cory F
Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Eatery, responded to this review

Hi Cory, Thank you for the review! We're always on the lookout for customer feedback to see how we can make improvements, so we value your input. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed our LOTW Lemonade, but are sorry that you found the price a little too steep. We make the lemonade ourselves, steep it in large amounts... More 

Kenora, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely love going to Hojoe! Love the new location, atmosphere is awesome. Have eaten there several times for lunch and the food and treats are always great. They make an amazing grilled cheese! Staff is always really friendly and helpful, great people working here. Love the tea bag lattes, Kenora Mist & Iced Blondies. Highly recommended (:

Helpful?
Thank NatashaDev
Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Eatery, responded to this review

Hi Natasha, Thanks for the review- we are always looking for feedback from our customers, especially since the move. We're so happy to hear that you love the new location and the atmosphere inside. The atmosphere is more warm and welcoming, and allows us to better interact with our customers. I'm glad you enjoy our products as well- the Iced... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely love this place, great food and service! I loved the iced coconut mocha and London fog. Great place for lunch, snacks or an afternoon pick me up.

Helpful?
Thank Lisa L
Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Eatery, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Thank you for writing a review for the café. We're continuously striving to making our valued customers happy, so your feedback is very helpful. The Iced Coconut Mocha is also one of my favourites for caffeine on a sunny day, and the London Fog is great for chillier weather or for morning tea. We're very happy to hear... More 

Kenora, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As a local resident, I stop by nearly every morning for my regular Kenora Mist, and a treat. Mel and her staff are always there with a smile on and the quotes lately have been a true mood-lifter every time. I enjoy going to HoJoes for a good tea and chat with friends and family. They have changed locations, a... More 

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Thank funnyfriska
Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Eatery, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing the café! We are always looking for ways to improve, so you're positive feedback ensures us that we are pleasing our visitors. We hold high standards for our customer service, so we are very happy that our baristas may be one of the reasons you keep returning. We are also very happy to hear... More 

Kenora, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

As a permanent Kenora resident, I frequent HoJoe. I have never had a bad experience with the food, drink OR staff! Every opportunity I get, I cannot wait to stop in and see the staff and enjoy an amazing lunch. I am also a local small business owner and ALWAYS recommend HoJoe as somewhere to check out while visiting Kenora.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shyy K
Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Eatery, responded to this review

Hi Shyy, Thank you for taking the time to give us such an amazing review! We love having you as a loyal customer, and are very happy to hear that you've had nothing but good experiences with everything that we offer. It always brightens our day when we are tagged in a new instagram post by you. We hope to... More 

Kenora, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Same staff, new location! Everyone is always happy to help you with anything you need. Whether its a cup of one of their outstanding coffees to get you through the morning, a delicious panini for lunch, their Kenora famous cinnamon bun on a wednesday to get you through till supper, or just asking for directions! The team at HoJoe coffee... More 

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Thank Andrew M
Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Eatery, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We are always striving to improve, so your feedback ensures us that we are on the right track. I will pass your kind words along to our barista team, they will be happy to hear that they made your day a little brighter. We hope to see you again soon.... More 

Kenora, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

I love getting my morning started at HoJo's! The staff is ALWAYS friendly and my drink is always consistent, no matter who is making it! And the treats...don't even get me started! They are amazing! Love their new location, too!

Helpful?
Thank BBL86
Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Eatery, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for the positive review! We always want to hear feedback from customers, especially from regulars such as yourself. We have thoroughly trained our baristas on customer service and drink/sandwich recipes, so we are very pleased to hear both our service and quality are consistent! Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon!... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

HoJoe's is one of those places that seemed to struggle a bit with its identity over the years. Happily, they have found their rhythm and continue to serve up delicious eats and treats (try the Godfather sandwich and their butterscotch confetti square) and quality hot and cold beverages. They've become quite community minded and innovative in their marketing. I always... More 

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Thank LindsayLooo
Ashley N, Manager at HoJoe Coffee & Eatery, responded to this review

Hi Lindsay, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. The butterscotch confetti square (peanut butter marshmellow square) is definitely one of my favourites as well! We are glad that you have noticed our community efforts, such as our monthly event Coffee for a Cause. Thank you again for the positive feedback, and we hope to see you soon! Take... 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

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 - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?