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“Unique place to eat.”
Review of Java Joe's Cafe

Java Joe's Cafe
Ranked #6 of 42 Restaurants in Saint Ignace
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Unique place to eat.”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

What a unique place to have breakfast or lunch. The owner, JOE, is usually around with a smile on his face and a few local stories to tell. His wife Sandy usually does the cooking and comes out of the kitchen when she can. The place is small, maybe 6-8 tables, but with warm weather, the back patio is open. Food is homemade with great soups

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Ruth P
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Brighton, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fun kitschy cafe, yummy breakfast with owners that care”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Friday morning breakfast with my husband and son. Cheerfully greeted by Joe and his wife. The restaurant is quirky with brightly painted walls and shelf after shelf of interesting teapots.

Menu is extensive, a little overwhelming and uniquely printed like a newspaper. We asked for recommendations and where very happy with the results.

We ordered the Granola Banana Pancakes, Chocolate Chip Pancakes and the Fritatta with chicken. All three where delicious and exactly what we had hoped for. Coffee cups never empty, prompt friendly service and lively conversation with the owners and another table of guests.

Joe offered coffee to go and even helped push us out of the parking lot when we got stuck in the snow....what more could you ask for??

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank 0320travelgirl
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Athens
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Crazy about Java Joe's.”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

The breakfasts are amazing. They have the largest variety of pancakes and omelets I have ever seen. The desserts are amazing. No skimping here. We love Java Joe's and go every time we are in St Ignace.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Freida M
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Our favorite place”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Our family always returns to this awesome little restaurant. The menu has something for everyone. We have tried just about everything over the years; the Reese's pieces pancakes are a favorite, the benedicts are tasty, and I I love the buckwheat crepes! Joe and his wife are always friendly and have great pointers on places to visit in the UP.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank a_michigander
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Hull, Massachusetts
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1,123 reviews
670 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
“Wonderful hole in the wall”
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Small dining room, big personality. Stopped in with family. Wife had the avocado bagel and liked it, I had the omelet as well as my son and they were good. My daughters had crepes and they were only OK. Over all a great alternative to the buffet at the hotel and much better food.

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1 Thank Edelan
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