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Big Water Coffee Roasters

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117 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-4968
17157799619
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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
Best coffee in town

I am amazed at a unique flavor of coffee I can not find here which is Lavender Mocha. A must try! The ambiance of the shop is casual and very relaxing. Great way to mingle with locals and learn about the surrounding area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lori M
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Sparta, Wisconsin
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Sparta, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am amazed at a unique flavor of coffee I can not find here which is Lavender Mocha. A must try! The ambiance of the shop is casual and very relaxing. Great way to mingle with locals and learn about the surrounding area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This coffee shop offers some of the best coffee I've ever had! It puts the chain coffee places to shame. The baristas were friendly and knowledgable. The atmosphere was charming and cozy - the perfect place to enjoy the wonderful coffee and tasty treats they offer.

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Thank TravelerSusan59
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great place...we went 2 times while visiting Bayfield and were so happy with our drinks. It's a great spot to sit and read, write, visit and come in from the cold. Great menu and really friendly servers. We bought beans to bring home, we loved the coffee so much! Fabulous in every way.

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Thank AmyJ888
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big Water Coffee is a great little shop open year round - nice place to meet up for business meetings, work on studies, relax, you get the idea! Their coffee is super good too - can't beat it and they're open year round!

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Thank taramarieprochnow
Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We love the Red Beard coffee at Big Water Coffee Roasters! It makes the best latte (iced or hot!). They roast the beans themselves on site and offer several varieties. We take the Red Beard whole beans home, grind them ourselves, and use them with our espresso maker to come close to what they do. We also order the Red... More 

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Cable, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Wonderful environment and delicious coffee. The lavender mocha is a must and the latte art is exceptional.

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1 Thank Aubrey F
Bayfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Big Water Coffee Roasters, at the heart of the Bayfield community, features delicious coffee creations as well as a variety of tea, and hot chocolate drinks. While enjoying the warm (or cold) beverage enjoy the ambience of sitting in one of Bayfield's popular gathering places. Locals and tourists alike congregate here where they can relax and recharge to go out... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Lovely interior, friendly staff, and an outstanding latte! I'd never seen a lavender mocha latte offered before, so I had to try it. I wondered about how strong the lavender taste would be, but it was just right with no risk of overpowering the mocha or coffee flavors. Yum! They make their own lavender syrup. I'll be stopping by on... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Big Water has a nice selection of coffee, scones and muffins. My wife ordered a 12 oz Cappuccino and got a small tea cup serving that could not have been more than 8 oz. She should have ordered it to go and then would have received a more appropriate sized cup. Somewhat disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Visited Big Water several times during a three night stay in Bayfield. Lovely coffee in very comfortable surroundings. Very friendly staff and customers made us feel very welcome

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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: 17157799619

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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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