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Java Joe's Cafe

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959 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1145
+1 906-643-5282
07:30 - 22:00
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an enormous breakfast here. The coffee was great. The owner and staff are friendly and entertaining. Lots of locals go there.... We almost had a floor show! It was great! Good food!

Thank Judy H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool place and awesome food and coffee. We love Java Joe!! When we travel up to see our son at Michigan Tech this restaurant is a must stop for breakfast and coffee.

Thank Kelly C
Portland, Oregon
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253 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Fun vibe, lots of locals, great service and good food. Perfect combination for a good breakfast. Coffee was good and refilled often. We were there right as they opened and enjoyed visiting with the local people.

Thank 5nn
Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I want to start with something good, so I must say that the mint tea was good. That's how they earned my one star. Everything else was terrible. Food: I came there to have some food, not just a dessert. What a mistake! They serve canned food at the price of freshly cooked. A piece of bread, a leaf of... More 

Thank OxanaAz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

So our first visit to Java Joe's was overall pretty good but there are a few issues we had. First, get there early. It's a very small restaurant with limited seating and it's a popular venue...be aware! Next, there were flies all over the place...not necessarily the business owner's fault but more people leaving the door open at the entrance.... More 

1 Thank SuperB16
Ann Arbor, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were greeted heartily by the staff and we seated in a booth surrounded by many fun collector cookie jars. The breakfast menu was extensive, and everyone in our group was very pleased with their food. Prices were reasonable and the food good, so it was a very good experience.

Thank Michiganders4
Comstock Park, Michigan
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped by Java Joe's during a business trip. Was greeted right away and invited to take a seat. Very fast, friendly service. Great comfort breakfast. Good conversation with the owner. Decor was quirky, with tons of snapshots of customers on the walls and tables.

Thank wshill
Eagan, Minnesota, USA
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I stopped here for a cup of coffee before taking a ferry to the island. It was packed with people waiting for a table to eat breakfast. Very small and busy place.

Thank LMEO
Detroit, Michigan
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113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went here for breakfast. The food is good, but the entertainment is so much better. Java Joe makes breakfast very fun. He is a real character. He is very helpful, when we asked a question for local interests.

Thank Cassdan
Saline, Michigan
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

After hearing so much about Java Joe's we decided we had to give him a try. The restaurant is small so we had a little wait for a table which gave us a chance to look around. Joe has quite a collection of teapots! Our table had eggs and crepes which were good but after seeing the pancakes we wished... More 

1 Thank 980Sheryl1976

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 959 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1145
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Saint Ignace
  • Phone Number: +1 906-643-5282

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