The Lake Superior Java Journey is now offering an aromatic experience around the entire lake to delight your senses along the way. This is perfect for all our coffee lovers circling the lake. Whether you take it black, sweet, hot, or iced these coffee shops will be sure to have what you are looking for. If you are taking on the journey of the Lake Superior Circle Tour let us put that pep in your step with our wonderful Java Journey.
The Java Journey lists coffee houses around Lake Superior including their locations and contact information. These businesses put an emphasis on quality, flavor, and atmosphere. The Java Journey can be found within the Lake Superior Circle Tour Adventure Guide or can be downloaded on its own.
Travelling around the Lake has so much to offer. Not only can you see the most beautiful sights but now you can taste the essence of the northern atmosphere through these amazing coffee houses. Each location is unique in its own right and each of them have different offerings. For those looking for something a little stronger between Java Journey stops we recommend the Lake Superior Ale Trail. Pairing both the Ale Trail and Java Journey together will create a trip of a life time that will not be forgotten.
The Java Journey is a great way for you to connect with Lake Superior and the community members that live along it. You will be sure to meet interesting people, learn about the region, and connect with the locals.
The Lake Superior Java Journey is made up of businesses that come together each year as a collective within the Lake Superior Circle Tour Adventure Guide.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Superior Café is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan - home to the busiest canal in the world. They offer an extensive menu of drinks made with there own coffee beans from the Superior Coffee Roasting Company. Enjoy a sweet treat and a bagel sandwich to accompany your beverage and take a seat inside or out. You can even get your order to go and take a stroll up the block to Sault Locks Park and watch as freighters go by.
Conveniently located in downtown Munising you’ll find what you’re looking for to jump start your day at the Falling Rock Café & Bookstore. Each batch of coffee is roasted by hand and fresh brewed using custom Great Lake Coffee Company beans. There is also gourmet tea and delicious homemade food to indulge in. Thousands of books, local art exhibits and gifts allow you to immerse yourself into a compelling story and the local culture while you satisfy your caffeine craving.
Marquette is an active city nestled between Lake Superior and the undulating hills of the Upper Peninsula. It is a picturesque setting for an excellent coffee shop. Dead River Coffee offers a unique and comfortable atmosphere coupled with friendly service that makes you feel at home. The beans are ground and brewed fresh delivering a rich and delicious coffee experience with every cup. Whether you are seeking a great cup of coffee for the road or a relaxing spot to savor and play a round of cribbage, this coffee shop is one that should not be missed.
The moment you enter this delightful store you will be overwhelmed with the feeling of nostalgia, wonderment and local charm. This is the ultimate stop in the Upper Peninsula for finding the perfect unique souvenirs from your travels. You could easily spend an afternoon here looking through treasures within their wide array of seasonal items, home décor, books, candles, toys and so much more! While here, indulge in a fantastic cup of specialty coffee or a scoop of locally made Jilbert’s ice cream. The greatness of this general store and coffeehouse is only matched by the exemplary service you will receive.
Ashland is tucked away in the heart of Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay. The Bay’s name is derived from the Ojibwe word chagaouamigoung, meaning “at the sand bar”, so what better name could there be for this restaurant? The Sand Bar is located at the unique and scenic Blue Wave Inn right on the shoreline. They offer delectable house roasted coffee, refreshing drinks, and fresh food with an unforgettable view.
Located in downtown Washburn, North Coast Coffee is a charming and cozy coffee shop that offers freshly ground beans for every pot of coffee and each espresso they make. Go through their convenient drive-through for java on the go, or stay a while in a comfy chair with a fresh made sandwich or pastry. Whether you’re in the mood for a tried and true cup of coffee, flavored Latte, hot tea or cold brew, there is something on the menu to satiate your thirst. They even have year round ice cream! You can’t go wrong here.
Located in downtown Duluth, the Duluth Coffee Company is must stop while in this port town. The environment has a hip and comfortable vibe. Their beans are acquired from the best around the globe and ground fresh right in front you. The extensive menu and blends offers something for any coffee lover accompanied by delicious pastries. Grab a cup to go and take a stroll along the near by Lake Walk.
Two Harbors, MN
Two Harbors is a bustling harbor community with miles of scenic trails. The Cedar Coffee Company is a one stop shop for the coffee, cycling and outdoor enthusiast. Under the same roof of this coffee shop you can also rent or repair a bike and pick up some custom cycling packs. There is a wide range of caffeinated delights on the menu and a mouth watering breakfast and lunch menu. It is the perfect place to fuel your cycling adventure.
Thunder Bay, ON
Up Shot Coffeehouse offers a fun and fresh community minded setting. They utilize locally handcrafted, smoked and roasted beans from Wolfhead Coffee for their flavorful beverages. On top of the exceptional coffee, you can indulge in artisanal pastries and quality lunch options made fresh daily. Whether you need a quick morning pick me up to go or a leisurely place to sit and enjoy, you definitely can’t go wrong here.
Red Rock, ON
The quaint community of Red Rock is truly a Superior treasure at the top of Lake Superior. Here you will find the hidden gem that is the Red Pebbles Café situated inside the Community Recreation Center. It’s a great, welcoming place to begin your day with a coffee or tea and a delicious meal before heading out to explore the hiking trails or strolling along the marina’s picturesque boardwalk.
Located in the heart of Nipigon, La Luna Café & Bakery is a comfortable and welcoming place with a real sense of community. Sit back, relax and indulge in fresh brewed specialty coffees and teas and home baked goods. The breakfast and lunch menu offers a range of satisfying fare with accommodations for dietary restrictions. This café regularly hosts live music and open mic nights that perfectly accompanies your experience.
While in Schreiber, look no further than Breeze Bakery to satiate your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings. Creative and innovative drink concoctions, daily fresh baked pastries, snacks and meals will be sure to delight you. Why not pair your java with the waffle of the day – they have a fun new flavor every day! It’s the ideal place to stop along the way and add a bit of whimsy to your trip.
Sault Ste Marie, ON
The specialty coffee at the Queen’s Tarts is their own blend and roasted on site for a fresh satisfying cup every time. Though an incredible cup of coffee isn’t the only reason to visit. Butter tarts, the quintessential Canadian treat, are the foundation of this café. They’ve truly perfected this classic dessert and are consistently coming out with new fun flavor twists. Also try other baked goods and lunch menu items, all handmade, in house, using quality ingredients. Get the royal treatment at the Queen’s tarts.