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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: Lunch
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 102
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Must Stop

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
RPCV89
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Ely, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Staff was friendly, the scones were tasty and the Coffee was great. A great asset for Bayfield. They have wifi and local papers to make the morning coffee complete.

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Minneiska, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It's is pricy but it's local food. I'd rather pay more for locally sourced food then cheap fast food. They make a great omlet in a muffin form? I forget what it's called but it's hearty and will fill you up. Clean nice place where local "dirtbags" hang out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

The special maple and honey lattes were amazing. Baked goods scrumptious. Staff nice enough to fill our thermoses for our hike to the ice caves with delicious hot chocolate. I can't wait to go back tomorrow!!

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

After a cold hike to the Apostle Islands ice caves, a stop at this darling coffee shop was a big treat. The staff was so friendly and recommended their Honey Bee Latte - so good! Fresh, homemade bakery and great coffee, too.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Try the maple latte… excellent coffee. And a beautiful place to take a seat and enjoy your drink… cheery and enthusiastic staff!

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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: Café, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?