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General Mercantile

413 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
+1 406-442-6078
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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413 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
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Reviewed March 17, 2015

You can find a Starbucks anywhere in the world, but there is only one General Merc. It opened for business long before the coffee craze and makes the best coffee still. But what stands out is the atmosphere, funky, homey, and so personal. There are...More

Thank E F
Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great Coffee & Tea! Also super Funky Feel with old timey things to buy candy & trinkets. Has a treehouse/fort for kids to play in. Locals love this place & if you are from out of town you just have to check it out. I...More

Thank redredles
Reviewed January 29, 2015

Well, don't be in a hurry to get a cup of joe from here. This place isn't designed or was intended to be a hurry up coffee house. Ray actually built it with friends in the 70's as a social spot & to meet girls....More

Thank C C
Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great place to look around and fine gifts that no one else has. y wife and I enjoy walking around this store

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Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Well worth taking a peek inside this adorable, unique store. We just stumbled upon it. There are little nooks and crannies everywhere. Knick knacks for purchase and cozy booths and seating throughout the store.

Thank PamelaJaneF
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place seems to be one that is well-loved by regular customers (who seem to be greeted by name) but falls very short for the casual visitor. My main complaint is that they do not start brewing their coffee until the doors open. So the...More

Thank Kip R
Reviewed April 11, 2014

not only good grind, but also really nice folks, both serving & just hanging out having coffee in their favorite local joint. atmosphere is super cool eclectic western . . .

Thank peter e
Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Merc is hands down the best place for coffee in town! They've always been extremely helpful and cheerful and make amazing coffee! My favorite is an iced chai, steeped, not powder! Aside from the coffee, they have an awesome little building with cool trinkets...More

Thank 13KeLsO13
Reviewed November 14, 2013

OK, the service is slow but the coffee is great! I always have a double-pull espresso with steamed cream (ie, a quadruple espresso) and it is always great, and served - eventually - with a smile. They have a fantastic selection of chocolate bars for...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Gonzo place with items for sale that are truly funky, unique, fun. Great coffee and tea drinks, breakfast rolls, Mexican coke rather than the non sugar cane type. Fun place to hang. Lots of private nooks to hang in. Ray, who owns it, is a...More

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Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
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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