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Big Water Coffee Roasters

117 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-4968
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Ranked #7 of 15 restaurants in Bayfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Big Water Coffee Roasters is an artisan coffee roaster located on Lake Superior's south shore in Bayfield, Wisconsin. We offer scratch bakery, homemade soups and premade sandwiches. Our baristas make killer lattes and our bakers make the world's best scones! We feature local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible, including local milk, fruit, and vegetables. Open year 'round, stop in to grab a bite to eat and your favorite coffee!
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86% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everything you want in a coffee shop. Great coffee, friendly staff, tasty treats, fast WiFi, and the "table of knowledge". Been coming here for years with the yacht racing program. Watched the business expand grow, without loosing anything that makes it great. Now, they have a roasting room and a bakery out back. Coffee doesn't fresher than this!

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Hampshire, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

very pricey, for a peach nectar from a jar with cold water and ice cubes. The iced coffee with maple syrup was good.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Really good coffee and a pleasant place to hang out. The latte with maple syrup was just right and not too sweet. I will be ordering beans when I get home!

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great atmosphere, attractive decor, smells wonderful when you walk in the door! They roast their own coffee and it is so good! An appealing selection of baked goods and friendly, prompt service makes this a place I wished were in my own town so I could visit all the time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I recently had a chance to drive through Bayfield Wisconsin, I happen to stop by a coffee shop in town , Big Water Coffee Roasters, what a pleasant surprise , I didn't look up the reviews beforehand i just happened to stop in , Great coffee and pastries , Great atmosphere, and friiendly people behind the counter, not much more... More

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We are huge coffee drinkers and picky about what we like. This place is the best! Coffee was amazing.scones were delicious. Atmosphere laid back and comfortable. Wish they would open one near us!!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Being a person serious about my coffee - I was impressed with the quality of the coffee at Big Water Coffee Roasters. The service was fast and friendly, especially in being accommodating to specific requests. The product is suburb - a well-made latte with terrific balanced earthy flavor not overly bitter or too sweet. This place also has great vibes:... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Ran in to use the bathroom ( which were very clean by the way). Girls got the delicious lemon pound cake. (Better than Starbucks). Hubby had coffee with expresso, me a cold chai. The guy at the counter was super nice and told us to check out the bean roasting room. Pretty impressive set-up! Nice little break place for our... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We always stop in at Big Water when we visit Bayfield. It is located right in the downtown so it is nice to grab some coffee as you stroll through town. The coffee and selection of drinks is very good, and it is a great place to kick back. They have plenty of seating and it has a homey feel,... More

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Bridal Veil, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

As a self proclaimed coffee-snob we always make a point of stopping in to Big Water Coffee Roasters in Bayfield for a fix of my favorite coffee - Midnight Voyager! I couldn't believe it when barrista Jim remembered me after a whole year! The cafe is currently going under an exciting renovation including the addition of a larger roaster they... More

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