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413 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
+1 406-442-6078
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08:00 - 17:30
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:30
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Helena, Montana
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65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always liked this place because it is just plain fun to go to. Good coffee, a museum atmosphere and the best quirky crap you can't buy anywhere but here. I hope it stays like this for a long time.

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Thank CeelAbby
Belgrade, Montana
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We happened to stumble upon this cute store/coffee shop and absolutely love it. We decided to go in and see if we could find some last minute Christmas gifts and they did no disappoint. They have candies, funny gifts, coffee cups, household decor, & a coffee bar. There are tons of places to sit back and enjoy your coffee or... More 

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Thank Jeff H
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is one of my favorite places to go in Helena. There's so much fun stuff to buy here and they make really good hot cocoa. This is a great place to buy a couple souvenirs or just hang out.

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Thank thisismercedes
Helena, Montana
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103 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

For over 20 years Ray , the owner, has been serving up ecclectic gifts, great coffe and interesting chatter. bring the kids to see the tree house and the fish pond. I took my children there 25 years ago and they bring their own children, now

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Thank groupleader45212
Okotoks, Canada
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Consistent over the years and popular, plain and specialty coffees, and lots of unusual and interesting items on display

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Thank mjhullah
Helena, Montana
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Unique coffee shop and mercantile. Unusual gift and souvenir items, great atmosphere. It's often crowded and they don't have air conditioning so during the summer it can be uncomfortable. But on a cooler day it's a great place to relax with a latte, muffin and friends.

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Thank Jolene W
Fort Worth, Texas
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

They have lots of interesting stuff in this place. I wandered around quite awhile looking at it before I realized it was also a coffee shop. Coffee smelled great but it was too late in the afternoon for me to indulge. Worth your time to drop in and look at the stuff if you are in the area.

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Thank RatTailGray
Helena, Montana, United States
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This store has so many things in it that I think you could visit it multiple times before you get a look at everything. From post cards to gag gifts. "The Merc", as it's affectionately known by many, has something for everyone. In reality, the main reason you might drop in is for something to drink. They have iced drinks,... More 

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Thank Jolley71717
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389 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This is a unique store/coffee shop! It has delicious coffee as well as teas. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We would definitely get coffee here again.

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Thank Travelgirlslife
Langley, Washington
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

A very fun store to while away some time, savoring great coffee and treats. Tables and cozy booths scattered among silly and serious merchandise. Lovely staff. Located on Last Chance Gulch road-the center of the "oldtown".

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Thank rhysgithens

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:30
Thursday
08:00 - 17:30
Friday
08:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-442-6078

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