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General Mercantile

413 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
+1 406-442-6078
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  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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413 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

A very fun store to while away some time, savoring great coffee and treats. Tables and cozy booths scattered among silly and serious merchandise. Lovely staff. Located on Last Chance Gulch road-the center of the "oldtown".

Thank rhysgithens
Reviewed April 7, 2016

What a great shop! They had a little of everything! And did anyone notice the hidden staircase for kids! We enjoyed a coffee just before purchasing a few gifts. We will be back!

Thank Terra K
Reviewed February 25, 2016

A fun store to browse the multitude of unique gift items. Relax and have an enjoyable Tea or Coffee. Kids will enjoy all the various candies, many from our own childhood. Truelly a fun shop for the whole family.

Thank Bob F
Reviewed December 16, 2015

This coffee spot is so quite, darling, just a place that has every nick, nack you can think of for fun gifts. The Coffee and Tea is made from scratch and they have so many Teas to choose from. The owner has been in business...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2015

A fun place to grab a coffee and browse the shelves for toys, cards knick knacks and things you can't decide how to classify. Don't be surprised to hear other shoppers laugh out loud at the treasure they've just found.

Thank 73laurelc
Reviewed August 27, 2015

The General Merc is a fun place to go for an excellent coffee, tea or special drink. Very unique and kids have a great time looking through all the old fashioned candies, toys, etc., fish swimming around in a barrel and climbing up into the...More

Thank 406Jan
Reviewed August 10, 2015

A very warm welcome, the best coffee I've tasted in a week's vacation in Montana, some genuinely interesting gifts and a great place to sit and chat, read or muse upon life. A really great way to spend a couple of hours in the morning....More

Thank Mick M
Reviewed May 30, 2015

The Merc as it is referred to locally has good coffee drinks and the store is filled with quirky gifts. It is fun to browse the wide selection and likely you'll find something that will make you chuckle so much you have to get it.

Thank goldfishcastle
Reviewed May 17, 2015

The merc's coffee drinks and hot chocolate are among the best. The press technique is the secret I think but they also used good coffee. I always pick up a bag of their Black Gold coffee beans to take home with me.

Thank Schwick
Reviewed May 12, 2015

Ray makes EACH CUP OF COFFEE BY HAND, NO VACUUM thermos' . One cup at a time, it's not fast but it's very good. There are toys , cards, nick nacks and MORE!

Thank Charlie S
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Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-442-6078
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