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Java Joe's Cafe

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959 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1145
906-643-5282
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 212
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Loved this little special find in St. Ignace

Stopped in for a bite to eat along with some coffee before leaving for Mackinac Island. Service was a bit slow but very friendly. Chatted with locals seated near us, and they gave us advice on their favorites. While they offer a good breakfast selection all day, I chose the mac and cheese with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
msburddawg
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NC
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place should be in Florida! Colorful and bright! The owner, Joe, was very welcoming on a chilly summer evening. The menu is mostly breakfast foods available all day. Omelettes, French toast, pancakes, and fabulous crepes! I had a seafood omelette. Lovely! The wife and I shared chocolate crepes for desert that were amazing!! Both owners are real characters and... More 

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Vermontville, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If you're in the St. Ignace area, you really need to check out Java Joe's. They have the greatest breakfast menu for adults and kids. Friendly staff, fun atmosphere, excellent coffee, and the biggest assortment of omelets I've ever seen. They also have a lunch menu. Will definitely be back on our next trip.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I'm puzzled by the recent negative reviews of Java Joe's. We went for breakfast upon recommendation of the desk clerk at our motel. Excellent recommendation! Java Joe does appear to be some sort of former hippy from a long gone era. His wildly decorated van in many colors in front of the restaurant will attest to that. Don't let that... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Yes this place is small and yes it's ecclectic. When we walked in we were told it would be a good 30-45 minutes for food but our drinks would be bottomless while we waited. All true. The food was ABSOLUTELY worth the wait. We ordered biscuits and gravy, French toast, corned beef hash and eggs. The cook is a rock... More 

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Saint Ignace, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My experience at Joe's was negative in the extreme. I chose the place because it was listed as a WiFi cafe, but when I arrived was told that I could not tap into it because "if we let customers use it they will sit around all day." I was told to go to Arby's "across the street." There is NO... More 

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NC
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a bite to eat along with some coffee before leaving for Mackinac Island. Service was a bit slow but very friendly. Chatted with locals seated near us, and they gave us advice on their favorites. While they offer a good breakfast selection all day, I chose the mac and cheese with smoked whitefish. It's to die for,... More 

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Novi, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband and I adore this place. Great atmosphere, delicious food fantastic owner, and great service. Joe's buttermilk pancakes are the real deal and their pizza is super fresh. Just be sure if you come for breakfast that you get there at doors open cuz this place gets busy quick!

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Milford, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Old Cincinnati hippie opened a coffee/food shop in downtown St Ignace. Very eclectic. Locals Sahara "dot GP" but its definitely interesting.

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Wayne, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped in over the weekend to give it a try, small place but it was surprising to see no one was taking the time to clean off the dirty tables while people are waiting for a seat. After asking twice to have one cleaned off, they did. Took about 10 minutes to get a cup of coffee without the water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

They food was good but it's a very busy place so that waitress seem to be to busy to check on their tables which I didn't like. If I went back again I would just pick a slower time to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 959 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1145
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Saint Ignace
  • Phone Number: 906-643-5282

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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