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Big Water Coffee Roasters

117 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-4968
715-779-9619
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Ranked #4 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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Ellicott City, MD
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Up early on a chilly morning, we were craving hot coffee and a bite of something sweet before our trip on Lake Superior with Apostle Island Cruises. Big Water Coffee Roasters turned out to be the perfect place to satisfy those urges -- a homey, friendly spot with great coffee and terrific baked goods. Easing ourselves into comfy chairs alongside... More

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MKE
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I'm a serious espresso snob and BWCR did a great job of taking care of my big city espresso needs. The roast is a bit sweet compared to my favorite (Toro at Colectivo, FKA Alterra, MKE, WI USA), but the pull was perfect every morning with a very nice crema. Kudos to you BWCR!

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boulder,co
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

needed some caffeine for the big drive home and this place hit the spot. had good iced coffee and service at big water. liked it so much I bought one of their cool t shirts.

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Minneapolis, MN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Yum! Great, fresh roasted coffees and some wonderful house specialties. Tried the lavendar mocha and it rocked!

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We make this the first stop on any visit to Bay Field WI. The barista's are always friendly! The pastries and sandwiches are brought in from Coco's another area favorite. The coffee is roasted in house and the drinks use locally sourced products such as local milk, honey, and maple syrup. I cannot say enough nice things about this place... More

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Jon E, Owner at Big Water Coffee Roasters, responded to this review

Awe, shucks! Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to write such a nice review. We really appreciate it! I'm so happy you noticed all the fun stuff we are doing with local products. Just wanted to note that we make all our own scratch bakery in house! (But honored you thought they were from Coco's because we... More

Charlestown, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a nice local cafe with superb coffee's and a lite deli with pastry. It is a locals favorite and a gathering of people outside chatting is a similar site everyday.

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Carmel, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I stopped here just about every day for a vanilla latte. Staff are really nice people. A good coffee house in a beautiful Lake town!

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The iced coffee was the best I have ever had! The service was great. The Barista even made a pretty design on my teenage daughters latte which was just plain cool! It's a must do on a yearly Bayfield excursion!

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great coffee shop, friendly staff, excellent coffee. The lavender mocha is just wonderful. You must visit if in Bayfield.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

First class coffee shop. The test? The patience shown by the barista as she explained to a customer that a real macchiato is made with espresso and milk, and no, whipped cream is not included. Great place. Always stop when we are in Bayfield. This time twice even though we were only passing through.

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