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Dalai Java

157 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2115
+1 585-394-2065
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“beans” (3 reviews)
“iced coffee” (4 reviews)
“barista” (3 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 6:30 PMAll hours
157 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2115
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coffee is pretty good! And the Karma board is an awesome idea - you can pay it forward, buy something and they toss the receipt up on the wall with a little note so that anyone can grab to use (and hopefully pay it forward...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Dalai Java roasts all of their own beans, and these guys know what they are doing! Each different type of coffee has a distinct character, and all of them are awesome! This is the only place that I buy my coffee beans from. The service...More

1  Thank Beernerdsunite
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

I was visiting from Rochester and went there based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. The young man there was courteous and proficient. He recommended spicy mocha latte which was excellent. I'll definitely go back next time. The store is moving soon "down the street."

2  Thank Chen D
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our spiced pumpkin and almond joy lattes. The barista was very kind and offered suggestions for activities in the area. Unfortunately, seating is extremely limited to 2 small tables.

2  Thank scirls
Reviewed August 24, 2016

I like to support local whenever I can. This place has good and strong brews. A bit hard to find, as it sets off the street just a bit. I recommend for those who like a slow pour or are coffee snobs.

1  Thank kelly s
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Most places don't cold brew their iced coffee. I found this place by dumb luck and was so delighted. This was the only thing I ordered, but they had a full coffee menu and some baked goods. If you're into coffee, I would check this...More

1  Thank Noel78
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Lovely coffee in Canandaigua. I don't bother with Starbucks, so we had been missing espresso for a few days. Good coffee is very difficult to find in this area! Dalai Java is a cute little spot! I had an iced latte with almond or something......More

2  Thank Bluestar8
Reviewed February 15, 2016

The Dalai Java coffee is simply the best coffee around! I recommend this coffee shop to anyone planning a trip to Canandaigua. Great coffee, great service, nice people and great prices.

1  Thank Angela B
Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is one of the easier places to miss in town because it sits back off of Main Street, but it would be a mistake to not stop in. This is a small privately owned coffee shop that does coffee right. They purchase local products,...More

2  Thank braves19
Reviewed November 28, 2015

No, seriously, it's the best coffee in upstate New York. I can't say enough good about Dalai Java, their baristas, and the sustainable practices in which they take part. I travel all over the country for work, and haven't been able to find iced coffee...More

1  Thank Brittany C
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.97 miles away
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.93 miles away
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.05 miles away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2115
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • Phone Number: +1 585-394-2065
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