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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Coffee Great Bakery

Bayfield's answer to coffee house chains is Big Water. They have just as many choices and if you don't see it, they will create it. There's a wonderful selection of bakery too. They have an adjoining room with chairs and couches which makes it a perfect spot to meet and plan the day's activities... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Bayfield's answer to coffee house chains is Big Water. They have just as many choices and if you don't see it, they will create it. There's a wonderful selection of bakery too. They have an adjoining room with chairs and couches which makes it a perfect spot to meet and plan the day's activities or regroup and share the day's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were welcomed by the owner of Big Water. He was so friendly and gave us a little tour of his place. The workers were so friendly and the coffee, amazing.

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Hudson, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Best cappuccino I've ever tasted. Even over Italy. I've already ordered another 2lb bag of the Redbeard and awaiting delivery!

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Rockwell, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Small little coffee shop in small town. Everything in here was great. Staff friendly and funny. They will make you start your day with a great coffee drink and a smile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We recently stayed in Bayfield for a 4 day weekend, and luckily, we found the Big Water Coffee Roasters on the first morning. The coffee was excellent....and we do not give out that compliment easily. We recently moved far from any good coffee shops, so when we actually find some good coffee, we really appreciate it. We tried a Cafe... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stayed at a wonderful B&B in town, but their coffee was pretty mainstream. Here is the solution--Big Water Coffee. Good coffee and your choice of couches, tables or high tops. The place was clean and bright. Spacious well appointed restrooms, too. Well staffed with pleasant baristas.

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We camped just on the outskirts of Bayfield and I made a coffee run each morning. After day 1, the barista remembered my order for 3!! On the spend side for a coffee house, but being a tourist town, I understand!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lovely, family-owned, straight up good cup. The pastries. The service. The price. It's easy to support the locals when their product is top shelf. Good job!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is really good coffee. There is always a line but worth the wait. Good selection plus a nice relaxing place to sit down and relax.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great spot to kick back during summer afternoon. Excellent wifi connection. Dropped in for a pick-me-up after returning to town on Madeline Island ferry, prior to checking out local galleries.

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Additional Information about Big Water Coffee Roasters

Address: 117 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-4968
Phone Number: 715-779-9619
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
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
Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood

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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 to $10
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood

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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