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Dalai Java

157 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2115
+1 585-394-2065
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
18 Oct 2017
“Cool place, love the Karma Board”
3 Mar 2017
“Best coffee in the area”
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm Hours
157 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2115
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Coffee is pretty good! And the Karma board is an awesome idea - you can pay it forward, buy something and they toss the receipt up on the wall with a little note so that anyone can grab to use (and hopefully pay it forward...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Dalai Java roasts all of their own beans, and these guys know what they are doing! Each different type of coffee has a distinct character, and all of them are awesome! This is the only place that I buy my coffee beans from. The service...More

1  Thank Beernerdsunite
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I was visiting from Rochester and went there based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. The young man there was courteous and proficient. He recommended spicy mocha latte which was excellent. I'll definitely go back next time. The store is moving soon "down the street."

2  Thank Chen D
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our spiced pumpkin and almond joy lattes. The barista was very kind and offered suggestions for activities in the area. Unfortunately, seating is extremely limited to 2 small tables.

2  Thank scirls
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I like to support local whenever I can. This place has good and strong brews. A bit hard to find, as it sets off the street just a bit. I recommend for those who like a slow pour or are coffee snobs.

1  Thank kelly s
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Most places don't cold brew their iced coffee. I found this place by dumb luck and was so delighted. This was the only thing I ordered, but they had a full coffee menu and some baked goods. If you're into coffee, I would check this...More

1  Thank Noel78
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely coffee in Canandaigua. I don't bother with Starbucks, so we had been missing espresso for a few days. Good coffee is very difficult to find in this area! Dalai Java is a cute little spot! I had an iced latte with almond or something......More

2  Thank Bluestar8
Reviewed 16 February 2016

The Dalai Java coffee is simply the best coffee around! I recommend this coffee shop to anyone planning a trip to Canandaigua. Great coffee, great service, nice people and great prices.

1  Thank Angela B
Reviewed 20 December 2015

This is one of the easier places to miss in town because it sits back off of Main Street, but it would be a mistake to not stop in. This is a small privately owned coffee shop that does coffee right. They purchase local products,...More

2  Thank braves19
Reviewed 29 November 2015

No, seriously, it's the best coffee in upstate New York. I can't say enough good about Dalai Java, their baristas, and the sustainable practices in which they take part. I travel all over the country for work, and haven't been able to find iced coffee...More

1  Thank Brittany C
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2115
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Canandaigua
  • Phone Number: +1 585-394-2065
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