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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 August 25, 2013

Fabulous service, fun and funky little nooks to sit and conversate (with wi-fi). This renovated place retains the look of a real old-fashioned General Merc.... fabulous! Has candy from my childhood (that I can't for the life of me figure out how they got a...More

Thank Shel S
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Loved this fun place. Went in to look at the fun stuff they sell and fell in love with the great drinks. If you can have your coffee, tea, Italian soda, or whatever made by the lovely young lady with the cool cheetah tattoo, do!...More

Thank Sandalwood
Reviewed August 16, 2013

The General Mercantile is an excellent place to wander through and reminisce about the "good 'ole days." The fragrant coffee invades your senses and you immediately want to sit at one of the tables for a few minutes or hours; play checkers, use your laptop,...More

Thank Pilots_Lady
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

I had a latte and my sister had an iced Amercano. My latte was good, but not super-great. My sister said her Americano was excellent. The service was super, and the atmosphere was great - lots of nooks to sit and drink coffee, and they...More

Thank KrisRudin
Reviewed June 10, 2013

This was an okay coffee shop with some cute items. Unfortunately though, there was nothing unique that we hadn't seen already on our Montana road trip. Okay to skip this.

Thank JGallagher28
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Love spending time in this place! Such unique fun things to see. Love getting coffee and playing a game of chess with my friends. If you are visiting Helena, this is a must see and experience shop! You won't be disappointed!

Thank MtBecky
Reviewed March 26, 2013

You will never know who you are sitting next to at the counter. If there are aliens hiding in Helena, they get their caffeine here. The coffee brings them in but the atmosphere makes them linger. There is a feel of frozen time here, as...More

Thank westside_13
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Not only is the coffee hand crafted, but my kids love their italian sodas! Lots to look at while you are waiting for your beverage....not a run in run out joint! Fish to be fed....'tree house' to be explored...and lots of cards, pottery, trinkets and...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is a cozy, incredible little coffee/gift shop that was a great find on our walk downtown! It is certainly unique and fun and the coffee is great as well. I would recommend trying their house special. Best coffee shop in town!

Thank Iwannatravelsomore
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is an amazing place. I love to come here to have a leisurely cup of excellent coffee and catch up with friends. Also a great place to get funny, small gifts for people. Don't come here if you are in a hurry, because noone...More

Thank Heather Z
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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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