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“I DON'T GET IT”
Review of J L Beanery - CLOSED

J L Beanery
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: A coffee shop located in the harbor offering freshly made muffins, scones, bagels. Coffee drinks, fresh fruit smoothies, and teas are available.
Reviewed September 6, 2012

I just do not understand this place, seems like they cater to the local boaters and the rest are just left to figure out this confusing place. Do they have a server or not? Do they serve you coffee or are you supposed to serve yourself? Do they have fresh bakery goods or are they old and better toasted. Also, does it take over 10 minutes to toast something, when there where 2 other customers there? Sorry, have traveled to many places, this is one I will not take the time to figure it out.

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Thank PACKERBACKER1231
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VickieJ401, Owner at J L Beanery, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2012

Please accept our apologies for your less than positive experience at JLB! Our goal is to provide good coffee, good food and a relaxing experience; obviously we did not succeed during your visit!
We are always interested in feedback and will work to improve the areas that need attention. Thank you for taking the time to post your comments-we hope to earn a better review given another opportunity!

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Coffee was great, was going to try the pastries that looked really good in the case but there was a very large fly in it (not necessarily their fault), they have the smallest space possible to prep your coffee, a woman in front of me took her sweet time mixing and tasting..it was frustrating there was no counter I could put down 1 of the 2 cups to just grab what I needed. Tables were full nearby so I had to stand and wait..and..wait.

Thank Onecrazykitty
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VickieJ401, Owner at J L Beanery, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2012

The good news is that you enjoyed the coffee- the bad news is that the rest of the visit was not so great; and for that we sincerely apologize! We value your input and will work toward solving some of the issues you encountered (no pun intended!) Hopefully some of the space issues can be resolved...Thank you for taking the time to post; we cannot solve issues if we don't know about them!

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Best coffee, food and laid back atmosphere on the island. If you want prepackaged food and fast coffee, go to Starbucks. If you want fresh delicious food made daily by a friendly kind staff, go to JL BEANERY. Our two young children loved it too! This place is a gem.

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Thank Family_trippers_4
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VickieJ401, Owner at J L Beanery, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2012

Thanks so much for your comments! We are delighted that you enjoyed JLB and hope you will return again on your next visit to beautiful Mackinac Island!!

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Had two breakfasts here. The staff was great. Everything is made to order. Had 2 different breakfast wraps- really good. My husband had waffle to go - rolled up like a frankfurter roll, with sausage, egg, cheese inside. The coffee was delicious. The view was great, watched the boats coming and going.

1  Thank nurselindag
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Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

Quaint coffe shop which sits on the water. Has views of the marina, harbor, and lighthouses. If you don't walk down to the marina you find it as it is a hidden gem. Delicious breakfast wraps, breakfast sandwiches, and the best: walking waffle with berries, syrup, and chocolate chips. Absolutely recommended!

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