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Big Water Coffee Roasters

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117 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-4968
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Edgerton, Wisconsin, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Big Water is a pretty typical small town coffee shop with the locals cluster together warily watching the tourists while solving all the world events. The aroma of the coffee is so inviting, that the Big Water just draws you in. They roast their coffee on premises so the smell of fresh roasted coffee only enhances the flavor of... More 

Thank rtb3629
La Pointe Wisconsin
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you like coffee (I love coffee) you will want to stop at Big Water Coffee Roasters. Try any one of their custom, local roasted blends (Sea smoke is a particular personal favorite). You can set inside or outside and watch the world pass by!

Thank MFChilders
New Richmond, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in this morning to grab a drink in the rain. Tried the Cold Fusion, which was yummy! Cold press with milk, vanilla, and a hint of maple. I love that the menu is simple and they have some signature drinks. It was SUPER busy, so there wasn't anywhere to sit, which is fine since I didn't plan to stay.... More 

Thank LeraAnne
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big Water offers great roasts, many unique flavors. I really enjoy the atmosphere. I've come with family, kids, and to just work by myself also. Centrally located, and very friendly staff!

Thank Katie K
Appleton, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in late afternoon for some beans but did not order any drinks. I was drawn in by their graphical design on their mugs, which we also purchased, and their t-shirts. Large, hip indoor seating area and two tables outside on the main strip to people watch.

Thank dillybugtravels
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming little coffee shop with a variety of coffee lovers choices! They offer free wifi as well as a variety of games to play while you enjoy your coffee.

Thank ColemanRanch
Appleton, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Bayfield four times per year and my title is the feeling I get every time that I go in this place. Unfortunately, there is no where else to get decent coffee in Bayfield. There are times when the staff acts like they are doing you a favor by waiting on you. IF there was another option in Bayfield... More 

Thank Michael J
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were 2 people working and they were talking to a friend when we came in and they seemed kind of irritated at us for interrupting them, we ordered 2 drinks and they just took their time making them while continuing to talk with their friend. The drinks kind of tasted to me like truck stop coffee or like drinking... More 

Thank Andy S
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little coffeehouse right on the main drag in Bayfield. It had a very open, spacious floor plan that made it a good place for large groups to hang out but also enabled people who wanted to do quiet work on their laptops to access the free wifi and have a bit of space to themselves. I... More 

Thank Jana R
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed several very good cups of coffee during our stay in Bayfield. They both indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank Onthego1950

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814-4968
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: 17157799619
Big Water Coffee Roasters is an artisan coffee roaster located on Lake Superior's south shore in Bayfield, Wisconsin. We offer scratch bakery, homemade soups and premade sandwiches. Our baristas make killer lattes and our bakers make the world's best scones! We feature local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible, including local milk, fruit, and vegetables. Open year 'round, stop in to grab a bite to eat and your favorite coffee!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?