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“Good Coffee, Excellent Location.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Java Moose

The Java Moose
218 W Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
218-387-9400
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Ranked #11 of 30 Restaurants in Grand Marais
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Hayward, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Coffee, Excellent Location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Another one of my Grand Marias must stops. I love their minty italian ice. Then after you order pull up a seat on the shore and skip some rocks.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Coffee, Bad Manners”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The coffee was delicious, but unfortunately we had an encounter with a not-so-friendly barista. While we waited at the counter to place our order, she continued to chat with friends who had clearly come to visit and gossip with her. It seemed like we were interrupting her or something. When I said thank you she said, "Yup" without even looking at us, and then continued to chat with her friends. Bummer! I really liked the coffee!

Visited June 2014
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Sarah H, Manager at The Java Moose, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
I am so sorry you had an unpleasant experience with one of our staff. I will make sure to speak to her. If you could email me at grandmaraisian@gmail.com and let me know the date you visited. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Please stop in again on your next visit to Grand Marais.
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Coffee, Great View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There is nothing like sipping a hot coffee while seating on the deck at Java Moose and watching the boats on Lake Superior! Wonderful Staff!

Visited May 2014
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Timmins, Canada
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50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Decent enough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stopped in for a coffee and got pretty much what we expected.
Nice little shop that was having some renovations.

Great spot to grab a brew prior to
Walking the town.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great coffee in an out-of-the-way place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stopped here on our way to climbing in northern Ontario. The location is right near the water (Lake Superior). Not much outside seating, but in summer it must be quite enjoyable. For us, in mid March, we were happy to be inside. The place is not large, but there is a reasonable amount of seating. The coffee drinks are excellent, and the food pretty good. My friend had an Italian wedding soup, I had the chili, we were both happy with our choices. They have free WiFi, which is nice because mobile phone and mobile data reception along the North Shore (Hwy 61) can be rather spotty. This is a good place to check in on data - assuming you actually WANT to know.

A good place for a quick hit of java, breakfast or lunch, or lingering over a cup and your smartphone or tablet. We liked it so much that we stopped again on our way back home.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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