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Big Water Coffee Roasters

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117 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-4968
715-779-9619
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Big Water Coffee Roasters is an artisan coffee roaster located on Lake...
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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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
Super service

Stop by right at closing and we were treated like family. What a great shop. Jim was very knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed a coffee cake and a scone that were excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Barbara S
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Stop by right at closing and we were treated like family. What a great shop. Jim was very knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed a coffee cake and a scone that were excellent.

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Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Get the honeybee latte and a bag of beans to go. Amazing. I visit there at least once a week - whether to work from their bright space or just to get a quick drink. It's where the locals hang out every morning.

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Bolivar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Great pasteries, better coffee, we liked the coffee so well we order Midnite Voyager beans for home!

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Every time we're up we stop in to see Joe and his smiling coworkers. They roast their own coffee and have their own baker on staff. We usually get the Honey Bee and are never disappointed. A great place to sit and hang out with friends. Plenty of seating. Also some quiet spots to get some work done or read... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Prior to Big Water, I had no interest in coffee. The inviting atmosphere and vintage decor lured us in. No turning back since then. I've converted to a coffee drinker. During our most recent visit, the gentleman working took time to educate us about their different roasts in supply. He was very personable and incredibly knowledgable. Big Water is a... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I never come to Bayfield (and I usually come at least once a year) without stopping here. Years ago, I got hooked on their lavender mocha. I don't think it's even on the menu now, but they will still make it if you ask. I also like their chocolate lavender scones (alas, their scone selection rotates, so I can never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Another stop at Big Waters Coffee. The coffee cake with Carmel drizzle was fantastic. Congratulations to Jimmy, Joe and Jason on purchasing the coffee shop. Best of luck.

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visit Bayfield annually and love this place! Wonderful people, great service, friendly ambiance and good coffee. Try the cold fusion on a hot day - delicious!

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Palau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

What an unexpected find on the remote shores of Lake Superior! Beautiful space, and beans worthy of the big city. Amazing honey latte with locally sourced honey and vanilla beans. I wish I would have gone back for the lavender mocha :) Delish!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The best coffee in town and among the best I've ever drunk. Nice setting, places to sit out on the street and see the people go by on a sunny day. Very nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-4968
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: 715-779-9619

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Seafood, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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