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218 West Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
+1 218-387-9400
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Great Coffee

Cozy place to have coffee and a snack or some lunch. The coffee was great. Lots of options for specialized coffee and snacks or lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Divamom49
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Maple Plain, MN
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Maple Plain, MN
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cozy place to have coffee and a snack or some lunch. The coffee was great. Lots of options for specialized coffee and snacks or lunch.

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Thank Divamom49
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. If you're a coffee nerd in Grand Marais, go here for sure. If you like dark and dirty espresso, this is the place for you. They use skim milk by default, so ask early if you prefer something else (though I prefer whole milk, I still liked the skim latte I had).

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Thank Jon H
Thunder Bay, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great coffee (try the BBC), great view, great staff. What's not to like. And the thunder cookies are yummy. A must stop in Grand Marais.

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Thank karenpiglet
Long Lake, Minnesota
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spend lots of time on the North Shore, winter and summer at our condo and stop for coffee often. The coffee is very good, but the hot chocolate is weak and almost free of chocolate flavor.

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Thank walt m
Sarah H, Manager at Java Moose, responded to this review

Walt, thank you for your continued support of our business. I am sorry to hear that your hot chocolate was not up to your expectations. We use gourmet dark chocolate sauce and milk to make your drink. Possibly not enough sauce was added. Please let us know right away that it was not as expected and we will gladly make... More 

Grand Forks, North Dakota
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The atmosphere was great, the service was wonderful and the coffee and pastries was great. Rustic building

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Thank Jad B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Great coffee, good prices, good service in a comfortable, lakeside setting. What more could you want? Pretty sweet. They will let you have a "real mug" for your coffee if you ask.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here to grab a coffee for the long drive home. Glad we stopped! Excellent coffee and great taste! We will be back again!

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Thank Benjamin W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

I go up to the Gunflint twice a year and this is a standard stop for me and my group on the way out and on the way back. LOVE this place!

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Thank Alyson M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

With wonderfully friendly service and very cheerful attitudes, Java Moose is THE coffee shop to go to in Grand Marais. They have a large coffee, tea and espresso menu as well as offering soup, sandwich and ice cream as well. I highly recommend stopping in for an Almond Milk Latte!

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Thank JulieA2
Rome, Georgia
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86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We ended up here three times in one weekend. I enjoyed having coffee and we played Mancala while chowing down on the cookies or ice cream. It has free Wifi and a pretty view near the lake. I have had a sandwich here (last year) and I think it was fine.

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Thank Smiledoctorsmile

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 218 West Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Grand Marais
  • Phone Number: +1 218-387-9400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?