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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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Prentice, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beat the Applefest rush by going here at 7:30am in Saturday. The place appeared packed the entire rest of the day. The Latte I ordered had honey in it and was very good. Staff was helpful and friendly. Would visit again.

Thank Cam H
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from Seattle (think Starbucks) and are a little jaded about coffee shops but this was a nice option. Lots of locals with fresh bakery items.

Thank Judy B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had the mid roast brewed coffee (good) as I had the Lavender Mocha Latte (excellent). A darling place with interesting brews, beans and merchandise.

Thank SallyandBill07
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best latte I've ever had. And this comes from a total coffee snob who loves trying coffee at coffee shops. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. My favorite was the honey bee latte but all are excellent. Wonderful friendly staff.

Thank jamescaje
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love going to little coffee shops, but sometimes get disappointed by over sweetened lattes. Not the case here. Alot of local and organic touches. I had the lavender something and it was the perfect sweetness with really well done foam. I also picked up a bottle of GT's kombucha, which was a nice surprise to find there. They had... More 

Thank Liesl G
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here a couple times while in Bayfield for a few days. It smells good---like fresh roasted coffee. The coffee was simply outstanding. Excellent flavor. We also bought some ground coffee to go and we just finished it up. It has been a real treat and I wish we had bought more. Large seating area. Good music being played... More 

Thank purplevelvet
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee, best scones in the world (when they have them), but staff "attitude" is a turnoff. Maybe they treat the locals differently.

Thank Karen H
Belhaven, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most professional coffee place I have ever been in. You can watch them roast coffee on the premises and they might show you the process up close. I should have bought a bag of their decaf to take home and I imagine they ship. Coco in Washburn uses their coffee as does the Harbor Hill House B&B in Bayfield.... More 

Thank historian_10
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The quality of the coffee and baked good is really great! My husband and I start our day here when we are in town and are never disappointed, whether it be the scones or muffins or coffee cake or cookies, paired with a cup of your favorite coffee beverage, you just can't go wrong. We enjoy sitting by the window... More 

Thank bertiebob54sbd
Barrington, Illinois
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129 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I think it is the best coffee in town and their cookies are to die for. Many of the outfitters use their cookies for their shore lunch. I know Trek and Trails does. Free WiFi. It works outside the cafe as well and even when they are not open!!!

Thank mark s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?