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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Most recent review
Honey Bee Latte + fresh roasted coffee

There is so much to love about this coffee shop. This is a must every time I visit Bayfield; and I always come home with at least two bags of coffee beans.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
llvink
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

There is so much to love about this coffee shop. This is a must every time I visit Bayfield; and I always come home with at least two bags of coffee beans.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When you think about coffee shops in New England, this is the mental picture I have (even though it's not in New England). The shop is cozy in feel, yet spacious. The baristas are really nice and helpful, and some of the drink offerings are very unique (my husband ordered a lavender and honey latte, I think). There are regular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Great coffee, wonderful atmosphere. Fantastic beautiful latte art. Will stop every time I drive through Bayfield.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I travel throughout Wisconsin for my job and have had many a cup of coffee in both small towns and big cities. This is without a doubt the best coffee I've had in the state. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the shop itself is really well designed. Fresh and big city feel. I brought a bag of coffee home... More 

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Carmel, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Stopped here every morning for a vanilla latte. Joe makes a hell of a cup of coffee! Make sure you stop here!

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Otsego, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Loved this place. Went every day we were in town, brought coffee beans home that they roast right on sight. They even offer tours and educational information about the process. I am also ordering the coffee on line going forward as I am dead serious it was the best I have ever had. My personal favorite was the lavender latte... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The people who work here really know what they're doing. I'll admit I'm a complete coffee snob and thought I was out of luck when traveling in this area. I couldn't be more wrong! Big Water could compete with the big boys in any town large or small. There staff was knowledgeable, friendly and they know how to not only... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Several days ago I came into Big Water for a latte and a piece of banana bread and was immediately greeted by two staff members. Instead of a regular latte, I ordered a Sugarbush Latte which had maple syrup in it. Then I noticed that they also had soup...I ordered the Carrot Potato. Immediately up arriving at my table I... More 

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Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a great little coffee shop with friendly people and they roast their own coffee beans. Homemade goods.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place was just down the street from our vacation rental and the smell of coffee was too good to pass up. I was not disappointed. I took mine to go but it seemed like a good atmosphere to sip and read or catch up with a friend.

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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, Café

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?